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PM dedicates to the nation PSA oxygen plants established under PM CARES

Our Bureau, Mumbai
Thursday, October 7, 2021, 14:30 Hrs  [IST]

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, dedicated 35 pressure swing adsorption (PSA) oxygen plants established under PM CARES, across 35 States and Union Territories, in an event held at AIIMS Rishikesh, Uttarakhand.

With this, all districts of the country will now have commissioned PSA oxygen plants. Union Ministers, Governor, Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, State Ministers and healthcare professionals were present on the occasion.

The Prime Minister said the facilities India prepared in such a short timespan to fight the corona pandemic, shows the capability of our country. Network of about 3,000 testing labs were created from just 1 testing lab, before the pandemic. India has transformed from being an importer to an exporter of masks and kits. Facilities of new ventilators were made available even in remote areas of the country.

India has made rapid and large-scale manufacturing of Made in India corona vaccine. India has implemented the world's largest and fastest vaccination campaign. The Prime Minister said what India has done is a symbol of our determination, our service and our solidarity.

The Prime Minister said in normal days, India used to produce 900 metric tons of liquid medical oxygen a day. As the demand increased, India increased the production of medical oxygen by more than 10 times. He added that this was an unimaginable goal for any country in the world, but India has achieved it.

The Prime Minister remarked that it is a matter of pride for every Indian that 93 crore doses of corona vaccine have been administered. Very soon India will cross the 100 crore mark. He said India has shown the way to the whole world by building the CoWin platform that shows how vaccination is done on such a large scale.

The Prime Minister said now the government does not wait for the citizens to come to it with their problems and then take any action. He said that this misconception is being removed from the government mindset and system. Now the government goes to the citizens.


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