Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said his government has taken an important decision “to boost oxygen availability to hospitals and help people” across the country as India fights a deadly second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. Medical Oxygen generation plants will be set up in every district using the PM-Cares Fund. The move comes as the country battles a frightening surge in Covid cases. This morning, India reported nearly 3.5 lakh fresh infections and over 2,700 deaths in a new record high.
551 oxygen plants will be set up as a part of this move in government hospitals, an official statement read. “Oxygen plants in every district to ensure adequate oxygen availability… An important decision that will boost oxygen availability to hospitals and help people across the nation. (sic),” PM Modi said in a tweet.