Punjab Industries and Commerce Minister Sunder Sham Arora on Monday dedicated newly built oxygen generation plant in the premises of Civil Hospital having capacity of 1000 LPM.After dedicating the plant, the Minister said that this unit would ensure sufficient and continuous oxygen supply to each and every bed in COVID ward. He said that the plant had been establishment under the requisite guidance of DRDO and NHAI, which would prove to be immensely beneficial for critical patients. The plant has been setup at a cost of around Rs 1.40 crore, said the Minister adding that besides COVID-19 patients other critical ones could also get supply of oxygen in emergent situation.Sunder Sham Arora pointed out that Punjab Government had further strengthened the healthcare infrastructure in the Civil Hospital with a view to containing spread of corona virus efficaciously. The Minister said that patients were being offered ultra modern healthcare services especially amid COVID-19 pandemic and now the facility of CT scan for masses will be operational shortly in the hospital. He said that the CT scan facility would also ensure big relief for the patients.
Two x-ray units of 300 MHZ and 500 MHZ were already providing requisite healthcare facilities to patients, said the Minister adding that the people could get advanced healthcare services in Civil Hospitals.Elaborating about the problems being faced during first and second COVID wave for availability of life saving gas, the Minister said that the Punjab Government had started the process to establish this plant, which would ensure sufficient supply of gas to further saving people from COVID-19 and other serious ailments. He said that under Mission Fateh of Punjab Government several significant steps were being taken and implemented including free check-up and treatment of COVID-19 patients etc. He said that the Government Medical Colleges had been equipped with modern facilities to save precious lives with ramping up infrastructure besides ensuring ventilator facilities.Prominent amongst those present on the occasion included Mayor Surinder Kumar, Senior Deputy Mayor Praveen Saini, Deputy Mayor Ranjeet Chaudhary, Chairman Improvement Trust Advocate Rakesh Marwaha, ADC (G) Vishesh Sarangal, SDM Shivraj Singh Bal, Civil Surgeon Dr. Ranjit Singh, SMO Dr. Jaswinder Singh, Councillors Balwinder Kumar, Harvinder Singh, Ashok Mehra, Balwinder Kaur and Sarpanch Kuldeep Arora & Sarpanch Navjinder Singh etc.