All districts of Nagaland will soon get PSA oxygen generation plant, says Official
State has distributed 3410 oxygen cylinders to 12 districts and private hospitals
Kohima, June 5 (EMN): The districts in Nagaland that are yet to have pressure swing adsorption (PSA) oxygen generation plant will soon get the facility, State Nodal Officer of Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme, Dr. Nyanthung Kikon informed on Friday.
The oxygen plants at Naga Hospital Authority Kohima (NHAK) and District Hospital Dimapur have been operational since May, while the one Dr. Imkongliba Memorial District Hospital, Mokokchung has received certification for use but not operational yet.
Dr. Kikon said that civil works for setting up of oxygen plants in the remaining eight districts are in process. He added that two 1000 LPM plants from DRDO are in pipeline at Naga Hospital Authority Kohima and Christian Institute of Health Sciences and Research.
It may be mentioned that the projects at NHAK and district hospitals in Dimapur and Mokokchung are under PM Cares Fund while UNDP will fund the plants in Tuensang and Phek, and UNICEF will fund similar projects in Zunheboto, Wokha, Peren, Kiphire and Longleng.
The PSA plant depot (state) at Chümuokedima Police Complex is catering to Dimapur and Peren districts and refilling for Kohima zonal depot, which is in turn catering to Kohima, Wokha, Phek and Kiphire. Zonal depot in Mokokchung is catering to Mokokchung, Tuensang, Longleng, Noklak and Zunheboto districts, informed Dr. Kikon.
Refilling is done directly from Sivasagar. For Mon, refilling is done directly from Sivasagar or Dibrugarh plants, he added.
A total of 3410 oxygen cylinders, including type B and type D (jumbo) have been distributed to the districts and private hospitals. Dimapur received highest quantity with 856 oxygen cylinders, followed by 596 for Kohima, 362 for Noklak and Tuensang, Mokokchung-283, Mon-281, Phek-191, Wokha-164, Kiphire-162, Zunheboto-157, Peren-150, Longleng-117, and 91 for private hospitals.
Regarding availability of oxygen cylinders in the state, the official informed there are 1931 Type D, 2594 Type B, 512 Type A, and 852 oxygen concentrators.