Prajakta Lawangare-Verma, Divisional Commissioner, has given instructions to start the oxygen projects set up in Government Medical College & Hospital (GMCH), Indira Gandhi Government Medical College & Hospital (IGGMCH) and All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS) by completing construction work and providing necessary facilities within ten days.
She gave the instructions in the background of detection of Omicron variant and directives issued by the Central and State Governments in this regard. Necessary funds have been made available from District Annual Plan and other schemes for starting two oxygen producing units each at GMCH and IGGMCH and four PSA plants in AIMS along with other health facilities owing to coronavirus pandemic.
Lawangare-Verma and R Vimla, District Collector, personally visited the sites on Thursday for listing difficulties in starting these units. On the occasion, Dr Bhavana Sonwane, Dean, Mayo Hospital, Vaishali Shelgaonkar from same hospital, Dr Sudhir Gupta, Dean, GMCH, major General Dr Vibha Datta, Director, AIMS, Dr Manish Shrigiriwar, Medical Superintendent, Vidyadhar Sardeshmukh, Superintending engineer, PWD, Hemant Patil, Superintending Engineer, Electricity Department, Dr Krishna Tirmankar, Additional Director, Rashtrasant Tukdoji Cancer Hospital, Dr Devendra Paturkar, Civil Surgeon, and others were present.
Two PSA plants of oxygen are being set up in Mayo Hospital while the work of feeder and shed is progress. The Divisional Commissioner asked for completing the work at earliest possible. Medical Department has made style of functioning for oxygen plants, she said adding that the concerned authority should conducted oxygen audit every week. She also gave instructions for submitting a proposal for purchasing ultrasonic camera need to Mayo Hospital.
Two oxygen plans are erected at GMCH. Lawangare-Verma instructed to start necessary power supply for the purpose. The contractor has been given limit upto December 16 for starting the plants with full capacity. The PWD should complete construction activity while powermen should complete electric connections. PWD should maintain and under repairs at the plants and it should submit a proposal for Biomedical Engineer services required for this purpose, she added.
While inspecting oxygen plants at AIMS, the Divisional Commisisoner, discussed about difficulties with Dr Vibha Datta.
R Vimla said that the district administration has already made available necessary funds for the purpose and instructed the agencies to co-ordinate and ensure starting of these plants within the stipulated period.