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Telangana government to set up 48 oxygen generation plants:- There is a huge scarcity of oxygen cylinders after a sudden rise in the coronavirus cases in the country. Along with the hospital beds, there is a demand for oxygen cylinders and thousands of people lost their lives due to the shortage of oxygen. The government of Telangana has been targeted after the people complained about the shortage. Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar and the state's Municipal Administration Minister KTR are personally monitoring the facilities during these tough times. The government of Telangana decided to build 48 oxygen plants to facilitate the patients of coronavirus. KCR directed the Health Department to set 48 oxygen generation plants so that 324 tonnes of oxygen can be produced at the government hospitals that is required to treat the patients for coronavirus.
తెలంగాణ రాష్ట్రంలో కోవిడ్ రోగులకు అవసరమైన 324 మెట్రిక్ టన్నుల ఆక్సిజన్ ఉత్పత్తి ప్లాంట్లను 48 ప్రభుత్వ ఆస్పత్రులలో ఏర్పాటు చేసి భవిష్యత్ లో కూడా ఎలాంటి ఆక్సిజన్ కొరత రాకుండా చర్యలు తీసుకోవాలని ముఖ్యమంత్రి శ్రీ కె. చంద్రశేఖర్ రావు వైద్య ఆరోగ్యశాఖ అధికారులను ఆదేశించారు. pic.twitter.com/NCQMzBymQm— Telangana CMO (@TelanganaCMO) May 17, 2021
KCR ordered the officials to make sure that there would be no shortage for oxygen in the state in the future. He also instructed for an additional plant that can produce 100 tonnes of liquid oxygen in the city limits. A review meeting about the same was conducted with the officials. KCR recently took the Health portfolio after Etala Rajendar was sacked from his position. KTR is assisting KCR in this matter. He wanted the people to get admitted in the government hospitals and take the advantage of the available beds. He asked the people not to spend lakhs in the private hospitals and prefer government hospitals. The Health Department announced that there are 6926 beds vacant in the government hospitals of the state and 2253 among them are oxygen beds while 533 are ICU beds and 4140 are general beds.