Within a few days, a pressure swing adsorption oxygen generator with a production capacity of 1,000 liters per minute will be put into operation on the premises of the Government General Hospital in order to meet the ever-increasing demand for oxygen-assisted beds.
The GGH currently has a storage and vaporizer capacity of 21.5 KL for liquid medical oxygen, and the regular supply is maintained.
The responsible Kurnool collector S. Ramsundar Reddy checked the progress of the work on the oxygen generator on Saturday and checked the oxygen supply of around 1,000 patients in the GGH. The generator is being tested and new pipeline connections are being established to ensure uninterrupted care for all patients.
Sada Siva Reddy, executive engineer at Andhra Pradesh Medical Supplies and Infrastructure Development Corporation (APMSIDC), said Nandyal and Adoni hospitals would also receive oxygen generators with a production capacity of 500 liters per minute very soon.
In the meantime, the state government has decided to build “German tents” with the help of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams, in which another 500 oxygen-assisted beds are to be set up. A similar facility is located next to the Arjas steel mill near Tadipatri in the Anantapur district and a 250 bed facility is located next to the Super Specialty Hospital in Anantapur.
Philanthropist and actor Sonu Sood and Nandyal MP Pocha Brahmananda Reddy have sponsored two more oxygen generators that are being built on a war basis at Nandyal and Adoni hospitals.