AMU Vice Chancellor dedicates Oxygen Plants at the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College


Aligarh : Two Oxygen Generation Plants having a capacity of producing 1000 litres of oxygen per minute funded by the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM CARES) Fund at the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC), Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) were today dedicated to the Nation by the Vice Chancellor, Professor Tariq Mansoor to mark the 71st birthday of Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi.

Wishing the Prime Minister, good health and happiness; Vice Chancellor Prof Mansoor said: “As the health workers across the Country aim to make Prime Minister’s birthday historic by setting a record of the maximum number of Covid vaccine inoculations, the dedication of the JNMC Oxygen Plants is a token of appreciation from AMU to the Prime Minister for his strenuous efforts to curb the pandemic”.

He added: “The Oxygen Plants installed at JNMC with PM CARES fund and alumni contributions have helped us to be swift in planning response measures and be better prepared if a third wave is to strike—to avoid heavy tolls on lives and livelihoods. It is because of the Prime Minister’s dedication that we are able to tread the path of cautious approach with a ready-to-use medical infrastructure”.

“Medical oxygen is an important commodity in the fight against the Covid pandemic and the Prime Minister through the PM CARES fund has enhanced the oxygenated bed capacity of hospitals all over the country,” said Prof Rakesh Bhargava (Dean, Faculty of Medicine).

Prof Shahid Ali Siddiqui (Principal, JNMC) emphasised: “We the ramped-up facilities at JNMC with the generous PM CARES fund and we are confident that the third Covid wave, if it occurs, will be well handled”.

Prof Haris M Khan (Medical Superintendent) said that the commissioning of these Oxygen Plants has prepared us for a possible third Covid wave.

Dr Obaid A Siddiqui (Nodal Officer, Oxygen Gas Plant), other faculty members and health workers attended the dedication function on the Prime Minister’s birthday.