Uttar Pradesh to get 47 oxygen plants under PM CARES fund for COVID patients

Oxygen plants will be set up in Lucknow, Varanasi, Agra, Aligarh, Kanpur, and in other cities of the state.

To overcome the oxygen shortage faced by COVID-19 patients, Uttar Pradesh will medical oxygen plants in as many as 47 of the 75 districts, including Lucknow, under the PM CARES Fund, according to the state government release.

Extending thanks to the Centre for the step, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that the move will prove to be a milestone regarding the uninterrupted supply of medical oxygen.

In a statement issued, a UP government spokesperson said oxygen plants will be set up in Lucknow, Varanasi, Gorakhpur, Agra, Aligarh, Prayagraj, Meerut, Mathura, Gautam Buddh Nagar, Ghaziabad, Kanpur, Jhansi, Moradabad, and in other cities of the state.

The spokesperson also informed that CM Adityanath has taken cognisance of some hospitals pasting notices about the shortage of oxygen, and said that these incidents be thoroughly probed.

During a review meeting, CM Yogi Adityanath said, "If the notice is pasted only to create fear in the minds of the people, then strict action should be taken against such hospitals."

So far, 1,17,77,209 vaccine doses have been given in the state. This includes 97,79,846 first doses and 19,97,363 second doses, the statement said.

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