Oxygen plant at District Hospital Dimapur receives certification
Dimapur, May 26 (EMN): The much-awaited pressure swing adsorption (PSA) oxygen generation plant at District Hospital Dimapur, now Covid hospital, is said to have received certification for use.
The Medical Superintendant of Covid hospital, Dr. Keveduyi Theyo, informed Eastern Mirror that the oxygen generation plant, which has the capacity to produce 200 LPM, has started functioning after receiving certification on Tuesday, May 25.
The clearance came more than 10 days after the installation work of the project was completed and samples were transported to Delhi by road, which an official said was needed ‘with train services being stopped and ferrying pressurised oxygen by flight was not feasible’.
However, the facility is yet to be formally inaugurated though the chief minister of the state along with several legislators and officials inspected the plant on Tuesday. Once it becomes operational, it will be the second oxygen plant in the state after the one at Naga Hospital Authority Kohima (NHAK) was inaugurated on May 17.
The installation of 200 LPM oxygen generation plant at Mokokchung is also underway. These three projects are under PM Cares Fund, while the ones to be set up at Tuensang and Phek, for which equipment have already arrived, are supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
It may be mentioned that the state government has announced similar plants for the remaining six district hospitals to be funded by the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF).