44 new oxygen plants to be set up in Delhi within a month: Arvind Kejriwal

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27th April, 2021 03:33:22 printer

44 new oxygen plants to be set up in Delhi within a month: Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that the Oxygen crisis witnessed in Delhi last week has been controlled to an extent, situation has improved significantly.

Arvind Kejriwal today (Tuesday) addressed a press conference on the COVID-19 situation in the national capital.

He talked about the oxygen tankers being imported from Bangkok and increasing the ICU beds in the national capital.

"Delhi govt decided to import 18 tankers (Oxygen) from Bangkok, they'll start arriving from Wednesday. We've requested Centre to allow use of Air Force planes for this. Talks are on, I'm very hopeful that talks will be successful. This will resolve the issue of transport," said Delhi CM Kejriwal.

"We are importing 21 ready-to-use Oxygen plants from France. These will be installed at different hospitals," said Delhi CM.

"In the next one month, we will establish 44 Oxygen plants in Delhi. 8 of which will be made by the central government. We will set up 1200 ICU beds by May 10," the Delhi Chief Minister added. "

On Monday, Delhi reported 20,201 fresh Covid cases and 380 deaths, the highest single-day toll for the national capital since the outbreak of the pandemic.

(Times of India)


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