Covid third wave prep: PM takes stock of O2 readiness.
Over 1,500 oxygen plants are being readied across India to be connected to four lakh hospital beds in case of a third wave of Covid-19, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi instructing officials to work on advanced technology to weave them into a web for smooth monitoring and functioning.
Around 8,000 people are being formally trained to operate and train the plants, the PM was told at a review meeting held on Friday.
The Pressure Swing Absorption plants are being installed at district levels. While the DRDO is installing the plants with partner agencies, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), CPWD and National Buildings Construction Corporation are doing the civil work for them.