Bhubaneswar, May 20: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday dedicated a Liquid Medical Oxygen plant facility at MKCG Medical College and Hospital in Berhampur on virtual platform.
The LMO Plant has been built at a cost of Rs 2 crore. It has a production capacity of 20 thousand litres.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister expressed hope that it would help reduce pressure on oxygen cylinders in the MKCG medical college and hospital that caters to the needs of south Odisha districts, particularly Ganjam.
Assuring that the Government is taking all possible measures to save precious lives, the Chief Minister said the oxygen supply management is being monitored on an hourly-basis.
He added that the State is further strengthening oxygen management through purchase of oxygen cylinders, establishment of Oxygen generating facilities and deployment of LMO containers. To plan for future oxygen requirement and management, a Taskforce has also been set up, the CM indicated.
Thanking the people for the cooperation in the fight against pandemic, Patnaik expressed hope that together, we can contain the virus and come back to normalcy sooner.
The Chief Minister appreciated the role of the people of Ganjam in community involvement in checking the pandemic.
Health and Family Welfare Minister Naba Das said that Odisha is now a leader in the fight against Covid under the direction of the Chief Minister.
Berhampur MP Chandrasekhar Sahu, Berhampur MLA Bikram Panda also spoke on the occasion.
Chief secretary Suresh Mohapatra, Chief Advisor to CM R. Balakrishnan, WODC Chairman Asit Tripathy, ACS (Health) PK Mohapatra, Industries Principal Secretary Hemant Sharma and other senior officials of the State Government, district administration and senior doctors of MKCG Medical College and Hospital were present on the occasion.
Secretary to Chief Minister VK Pandian coordinated the meeting.
Ganjam Collector and Berhampur Municipal Corporation Commissioner were also present.