SRINAGAR: The seven oxygen plants that were stuck in Germany were finally flown to Srinagar by the Indian Air Force. These were part of the purchase that Mechanical Engineering Department (MED) Kashmir had made earlier and owing to lockdown were stuck at Frankfurt.
Of the seven plants, five will have a capacity of 1000 LPM each while the two plants will have a capacity of 1500 and 600 LPM, respectively.
Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, PK Pole and Chief Engineer, Kashmir (Mechanical), received the consignment at the Srinagar airport.
My deepest gratitude to Hon’ble PM @narendramodi for providing 7 Oxygen plants to JK UT. With his intervention, these Oxygen plants were airlifted by @IAF_MCC from Munich, Germany and safely landed at Srinagar Airport today at 12:45PM.#OxygenGenerationPlants pic.twitter.com/NM6zMsl9NQ
— Office of LG J&K (@OfficeOfLGJandK) May 17, 2021
“Advisor said that with the Commissioning of these seven plants, the oxygen requirement in the hospitals of the J&K will almost be fulfilled and will cater to our daily requirements,” a statement issued by the DIPR said. “The Advisor thanked Prime Minister, Lieutenant Governor, Air Force by whose efforts the oxygen generation plants have been received within two days only which otherwise would have taken 2 months.”