The Cabinet recently approved a ₹23,000 crore package for COVID-19 emergency response, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya pointed out on Monday,
Virtually inaugurating two oxygen PSA (Pressure Swing Adsorption) plants at Sir Takhtasinhji Hospital at Bhavnagar, he said the government had made adequate provisions for paediatric care in all hospitals to provide the most effective healthcare for children, he said.
“We are also developing a system of buffer stock at the State and Central levels that can be used in case of any health crisis. Thus, a comprehensive plan and capacity-building in the next six months is being taken up through this COVID-19 package,” he stated.
The country was working in the spirit of ‘Lok-Bhagidari’ through a “whole of society” approach to keep everyone safe from COVID-19, he asserted.
Along with the two oxygen plants of 1000 LPM (litre per minute) capacity each, copper piping network and associated facilities such as a fire-fighting system and an automatic oxygen source changeover system were also inaugurated.