July 24, 2021

Japan, UNDP supply oxygen generation plants to India, set up in 3 NE states

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As many as eight oxygen generation plants have been set up and established in the Northeastern states which include Meghalaya, Nagaland, and Tripura, with the assistance provided by the Japanese government in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as an initiative to help India amid the Covid-19 situation in the country.

On Tuesday, the Japanese embassy in India revealed the plants will have the potential to direct oxygen supply to around 1,300 beds. Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Kongkal Sangma launched the plants earlier today.

Japan’s envoy to India Satoshi Suzuki was a part of the handover of the oxygen generation plants to the Northeastern states.

Suzuki took to Twitter to share the news, “Delighted to witness the handover of Oxygen Generating Plants provided by Japan in cooperation with United Nations Development Programme, to Meghalaya. I hope these plants will save as many people in the North East as possible.”

The embassy further revealed about the three civil hospitals based in Tura, Nongpoh, and Jowai in Meghalaya and that all of them will now an emergency reserve for oxygen supply, which will aid in providing intensive care treatment to the severely ill Covid-19 affected patients.

Meanwhile, India has reported 42,640 fresh cases of Covid-19 during the last 24 hours, which is the lowest single-day rise in the cases after 91 days, revealed the Union Health Ministry on Tuesday.

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