Bagmati provincial govt to install oxygen plants at 7 more hospitals

File: An oxygen production plant

Makawanpur, May 26

The Bagmati provincial government has begun preparations to install oxygen plants at seven more hospitals in different district of the province.

Oxygen plants are going to be set up at Ramechhap District Hospital, Dhading District Hospital, Tokha Hospital in Kathmandu, Lalitpur District Hospital, Ratnanagar Hospital in Chitwan, Kavre District Hospital, and Sindhupalchok District Hospital.

The Health Supply Management Centre, Hetaunda, under the Social Development Ministry has already called for tenders for the construction of oxygen plants at seven hospitals at an investment of Rs 85 million.

Each oxygen plant would have the capacity to refill 150 cylinders a day. A target has been set to install oxygen plants within one and a half months.

Out of 13 hospitals of different districts under the provincial government, oxygen plants have already been installed at six hospitals.

Earlier, the ministry decided ‘One district, one PCR machine’ in all 13 districts of the province.

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