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From Being Its Importer, India Became An Exporter Of Masks, Kits: PM

Mumbai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday dedicated to the nation 35 Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) Oxygen Plants set up under PM CARES Fund in 35 states and union territories at an event at AIIMS Rishikesh in Uttarakhand.

According to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), PSA oxygen plants have now become operational in all the districts of the country.

Speaking about India’s battle against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), Modi said, “From just one testing lab, India became an exporter of Covid-19 vaccines.” What India achieved is a symbol of unity, he added.

According to the Prime Minister, so far, a total of 1,224 PSA oxygen plants across the country have been funded under the PM CARES Fund, and over 1,100 plants have been commissioned – providing an output of over 1,750 metric tonnes of oxygen per day.

“From 900 MT, India increased production of liquid medical oxygen 10 times,” Modi said. “This was an impossible target, but we achieved it.”

The operation and maintenance of oxygen plants have been ensured by training more than 7,000 personnel. According to the PMO, they come with an embedded Internet of Things (IoT) device for real-time monitoring of their functioning and performance through an integrated web portal.

The Prime Minister also said that the central government is providing all possible help for the progress of Uttarakhand, adding that this “double engine” of development will take the state to new heights.

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami and Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya were also present on the occasion and lauded Modi’s efforts in promoting health infrastructure across the country.

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