GAIL (India) installs 12 medical oxygen plants in four states


GAIL (India) said that it has installed 12 pressure swing adsorption (PSA) medical oxygen generation plants in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, and Karnataka.

The medical oxygen plants were set up at 12 hospitals by Oil and Gas PSUs. Six of these were inaugurated by the Indian Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Housing and Urban Affairs — Hardeep S Puri.

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The other six PSA medical oxygen plants were inaugurated by local representatives at respective locations.

The locations of the plants are Auraiya, Prayagraj, Ayodhya, Lakhimpur Khiri, and Kasganj in Uttar Pradesh, Guna, Panna, Sidhi, and Bhind in Madhya Pradesh, Udupi and Bidar in Karnataka, and Dholpur in Rajasthan.

GAIL (India) said that the installation of the plans is a major step to boost the availability of medical oxygen across India amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Installed at an overall cost of over INR 10 crores, the medical oxygen plants have a total capacity of 7,000 litres per minute

The initiatives were carried out as part of the corporate social responsibility (CSR) of the Indian government-owned natural gas transmission company.

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