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Nagpur Smart and Sustainable City Development Corporation and Persistent Foundation together, set up an oxygen plant at the city health centre at KT Nagar on Katol road, Nagpur.
Mayor Dayashankar Tiwari and Commissioner of Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) Radhakrishnan B, on Tuesday, inaugurated the plant.
As per NMC officials, this plant would provide oxygen to the city health centre at KT Nagar, which currently has 50 COVID beds.
Machines and technologies used in the plant were manufactured in Singapore and assembled in India.
As per reports, nearly ₹45-50 lakh were spent on the project by Persistent Foundation, which is an NGO of the software company Persistent, in Nagpur.
The money was spent under Persistent’s CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) fund and NMC along with Persistent would look after the maintenance of the plant.
NMC in a press release had mentioned that Mayor Tiwari and Commissioner Radhakrishnan B thanked Persistent Foundation for their selfless act and said that KT Nagar’s city health centre had become ‘aatmanirbhar’ in terms of oxygen production.
The plant has a capacity of producing 250 litres of oxygen per minute (LPM).
Amid speculations of COVID-19 third wave and delta variant, this plant would strengthen Nagpur’s medical infrastructure.