Oxygen plant comes up at Amritsar GMC

Project funded by Sarbat Da Bhala Trust run by Dubai-based businessman SP Singh Oberoi

Oxygen plant comes up at Amritsar GMC

Cabinet Minister OP Soni, SPS Oberoi and MP Gurjeet Aujla at Guru Nanak Dev Hospital in Amritsar. photo: Vishal kumar

Amritsar, August 16

A new oxygen plant with a capacity to produce a 1,000 litre oxygen in one minute was inaugurated at the Government Medical College here on Monday.

I had promised to set up five oxygen plants in Punjab around two months ago. Three including two at Faridkot have already been made operational, while the remaining two will be made operational within next week. Special boosters to enable filling of cylinders have also been installed at each plant. The supply will be directly made to patient's beds, but each of the five plants will have a capacity to fill 300 cylinders every day — Dr SP Singh Oberoi, A philanthropist who runs Sarbat Da Bhala

The project was funded by philanthropic organisation Sarbat Da Bhala run by Dubai-based businessman Dr SP Singh Oberoi. The expenditure on the construction shed for the plant, generator and wiring was made by Lok Sabha member Gurjit Singh Aujla from his discretionary funds.

Aujla along with Oberoi were present during the inauguration on Monday. Oberoi said he had promised to set up five oxygen plants in Punjab around two months ago. He said three including two at Faridkot have already been made operational, while the remaining two would be made operational within next week.

He said special boosters to enable filling of cylinders have also been installed at each plant. “The supply will be directly made to patient’s beds, but each of the five plants will have a capacity to fill 300 cylinders every day,” he said. Oberoi also promised to provide 1,000 cylinders to the state government in future if a need arises. — TNS

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