Aligarh: Much to the relief of people in the backdrop of a strong possibility of the third Covid wave, another high capacity Oxygen Generation Plant, installed through the PM CARES (Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations) Fund, capable of producing 1000 litres of oxygen per minute to cater to over 200 patients at a time was today inaugurated by the Vice Chancellor, Professor Tariq Mansoor at the Zaidi Block, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC), Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).
Inaugurating the Oxygen Generation Plant, AMU Vice Chancellor, Prof Tariq Mansoor said, “This is second high capacity Oxygen Generation Plant to be inaugurated at JNMC. It will supply oxygen to the Respiratory ICU, Paediatric Ward and ICU, Medicine Ward, Pulmonology Ward, Coronary Care Unit and CCU”.
He informed that another high capacity Oxygen Generation Plant under the PM CARES Fund has been dispatched and is expected to be received at JNMC within three days. It will be inaugurated in a week’s time.
Prof Mansoor pointed out that the first such Oxygen Plant inaugurated in June was imported from Germany after a generous largesse from AMU Chancellor, His Holiness, Dr Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin and the university alumni.
Dr Obaid A Siddiqui (Nodal Officer, Oxygen Gas Plant) said that the plant will reduce our dependency on liquid oxygen and will help us in becoming self-sufficient in terms of generating oxygen.
“With both these inaugurated oxygen plants, JNMC now has a capacity of producing around 2000 litres of oxygen per minute at a time. The third such plant will further raise the in-house oxygen production,” he added.
Prof Rakesh Bhargava (Dean, Faculty of Medicine); Prof Shahid Ali Siddiqui (Principal, JNMC); Prof Haris Manzoor Medical Superintendent, Prof M M Sufyan (Principal, ZH College of Engineering and Technology and Chairman, Alumni Affairs Committee);, Prof Mohd Rihan (MIC, Electricity Department) and all JNMC Deputy Medical Superintendents attended the inauguration.