From just one testing lab, India became exporter of Covid-19 vaccines: PM Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday dedicated the country to 35 oscillating pressure adsorption oxygen (PSA) plants set up under the PM CARES fund in 35 Union states and territories at an event at AIIMS Rishikesh in Uttarakhand. According to the Prime Minister (PMO), all districts of the country have already put PSA oxygen systems into operation. Talking about India’s battle against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), Modi said: From just one test laboratory, India has grown to become an exporter of Covid19 vaccine. What India has achieved is a symbol of unity, he added.
So far a total of 1,224 PSA oxygen plants have been funded by the PM CARES fund across the country, according to the Prime Minister, and more than 1,100 plants have been commissioned, providing more than 1,750 MT of oxygen per day. From 900 MT, India has increased production of liquid medical oxygen 10 times, Modi said. That was an impossible goal, but we achieved it.
The operation and maintenance of the oxygen system are ensured by the training of more than 7,000 people. They are equipped with integrated Internet of Things (IoT) devices for real-time monitoring of their operations and performance via a consolidated web portal, according to PMO.
Uttarakhand Prime Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami and Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya were also present to welcome Modi’s efforts to improve health infrastructure across the country. The prime minister also said that the central government has provided all the help for the progress of Uttarakhand, adding that this dual development engine will take the state to a higher level.
With the state heading to the assembly polls early next year, the prime minister noted that Uttarakhand, which was formed in 2000, will finish 25 years in the near future and is telling people it is a good time to decide where he wants to go.