Chandigarh gets Oxygen concentrators

Will use these in govt hospitals; Centre also sends 20 ventilators

Chandigarh gets Oxygen concentrators

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 15

To provide better healthcare facilities to Covid-19 patients, the UT has for the first time received a consignment of 89 oxygen concentrators and 20 ventilators.

Deputy Commissioner Mandip Singh Brar said the Administration had raised the demand with the Centre for supply of oxygen concentrators, medicines and ventilators to avoid any eventuality, as with the rise in the number of coronavirus cases, there was a need to ramp up the health infrastructure to save precious lives.

He said today, they received a set of 89 oxygen concentrators, which were received in donation by the Centre. All concentrators, including 73 of 10-litre capacity and 16 of 5-litre capacity, were handed over to the Director, Health Services (DHS), UT, for use in the government hospitals in the city, he added.

Dr Amandeep Kang, DHS, said they would use the concentrators in the GMCH-32, GMSH-16 and the Civil Hospital in Sector 45 to decrease the load on liquid oxygen. Meanwhile, Chandigarh has also been allotted 20 additional ventilators.