Assam: 40-thousand litre capacity medical oxygen tanks installed at AMCH Dibrugarh
In a move to upscale health facilities in Dibrugarh, a 40-thousand litre oxygen plant was installed at the Assam Medical College and Hospital (AMCH) on Tuesday. Two tanks with a capacity of 20,000 litres (20kl) each were installed at the AMCH earlier this year.
With the installation of the new oxygen tanks, the reservoir capacity of liquid oxygen at AMCH has increased to 80,000 litres.
AMCH principal, Dr Sanjeeb Kakati informed that plans are afoot to install another 20-thousand litre oxygen tank at the hospital that will increase the total liquid oxygen capacity at the hospital to 1 lakh litres.
"After increasing the liquid oxygen reservoir to 1 lakh litres (100kl) we will be able to ensure uninterrupted oxygen supply to all ICUs and non-ICUs oxygenated beds through pipelines for 15 days. We will also be able to deal with any kind of eventuality then,” Kakati said.
Earlier in April, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma had commissioned two oxygen generation plants at the AMCH with a combined daily production capacity of 1.8 MT each or 208 jumbo cylinders.
(Edited by Shankar Kumar Turha)
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