This is part of efforts to augment India’s medical oxygen generation capacity to deal with Covid-19

Thirty-five Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) Oxygen Plants established across 35 States and Union Territories under PM CARES will be dedicated to the nation by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday.

With this, all districts of the country will now have commissioned PSA Oxygen Plants, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said on Wednesday.

PM Modi will also address the gathering at the event to be held at AIIMS Rishikesh, Uttarakhand. The Governor & Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, along with the Union Health Minister, will also be present.

Till now, a total of 1224 PSA Oxygen Plants have been funded under PM CARES all across the country.

More than 1,100 Plants have already been commissioned, providing an output of over 1,750 MT oxygen per day.

"It is a testimony of the proactive measures taken by the Government to augment India’s medical oxygen generation capacity since the advent of Covid-19 pandemic," the PMO said.

The project to commission a PSA oxygen plant in each district of the country was executed while dealing with complex challenges of hilly areas, islands and territories with difficult terrain.

Operations and maintenance of these plants have been ensured by training more than 7,000 personnel.

They come with an embedded Internet of Things (IoT) device for real time monitoring of their functioning and performance through a consolidated web portal, the PMO said.