Around 10,000 oxygenated beds to be made in a short period of time

State governments are being encouraged to set up more facilities

In line with his direction of exploring innovative ways to ramp up the supply and availability of oxygen, PM Modi today chaired a meeting to review the usage of gaseous oxygen.

Many industries like Steel plants, refineries with petrochemical units, industries using rich combustion processes, power plants, etc., have oxygen plants that produce gaseous oxygen used in the process. This oxygen can be tapped for medical use. It is expected that around 10,000 oxygenated beds can be made available in a short period by making temporary hospitals near such plants. State governments are being encouraged to set up more facilities with oxygenated beds to deal with the pandemic.