Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, December 2
As the concern over the Omicron variant of Covid-19 grips the city, the UT Health Department has started preparations for a possible third wave.
Chandigarh will have four more oxygen plants of 590 LPM capacity and oxygen tanks of 1,829-litre capacity in private hospitals. This will be in addition to the existing 3,600 LPM oxygen plant capacity of the city.
The department has stated that there is a need for remaining prepared for handling the positivity rate, which may be even higher than the second wave.
Dharam Pal, Adviser to the UT Administrator, is monitoring the preparedness and has issued directions to ensure proper co-ordination with private hospitals.
As per the plan, Eden Hospital has placed an order for the installation of a PSA oxygen plant with a 50 LPM capacity, while Healing Hospital has placed a supply order for a PSA oxygen plant with a 150 LPM capacity.
Both these oxygen plants will be functional by December-end. Mukat Hospital has placed a supply order for a PSA oxygen plant with a 140 LPM capacity and has provided two tanks of liquid medical oxygen with a capacity of 430 litres each.
Dhanwantry Hospital is in an advanced stage of finalising the purchase of a 250 LPM PSA plant. Landmark Hospital has decided to install a tank of liquid medical oxygen with a capacity of 999 litres. However, the Health Department has advised it to go for a PSA oxygen plant without any delay.
Chaitanya Hospital has installed four tanks of liquid medical oxygen with a capacity of 200 litres each. These tanks will be functional from tomorrow. Santokh Hospital will get one tank of liquid medical oxygen with a capacity of 200 litres in the next few days.
The Health Department will hold a review meeting with private hospitals within 15 days.
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