Siddipet: The proposed oxygen plant at Government Medical College Siddipet will become operational within a week. The material for setting up the oxygen plant has reached the Medical College on Wednesday.
The oxygen plant will have the capacity to produce 20,000 liters of medical oxygen per hour. Since the Central government has assigned the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) to set up oxygen plants across the country in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, the NHAI authorities identified Siddipet Medical College as the right location in Siddipet.
In a press statement on Wednesday, Finance Minister T Harish Rao said oxygen plants will also be set up in Gajwel, Dubbak, Medak, Sangareddy, and Jogipet towns in erstwhile Medak district. The installation works of the oxygen plants will commence shortly. While Medak and Sanagreddy oxygen plants will have the capacity of producing 10,000 liters of oxygen per hour, the proposed plants in Gajwel, Dubbak and Jogipet will be able to produce 5,000 liters of oxygen per hour. While the State government was gearing to make arrangements to tackle the possible third wave of Covid-19, the Minister said that the Oxygen plants in these towns will be hugely helpful for the health department.