Oxygen Bank setup in Butwal, Birgunj and Hetauda

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Kathmandu: The process of increasing oxygen production has been started so that there is no problem in the treatment of corona infected patients due to lack of oxygen.

Along with the central, province and local governments, the private sector has also been active in this work. Oxygen banks have been established in Butwal, Birgunj, Hetauda and other places. Preparations are underway to produce oxygen in other places as well.

Butwal Sub-metropolis has set up an oxygen bank on Tuesday. The sub-metropolis has stated that the cylinders with oxygen will be stored in the bank and oxygen will be available in case of emergency. An ambulance, 100 cylinders, a vehicle carrying oxygen and a vehicle carrying health workers have been kept ready at the Oxygen Bank.

Another Oxygen Bank has been set up in Hetauda for the treatment of corona infected patients with complex respiratory problems. Oxygen Bank has been established in Makwanpur through the joint efforts of active Lions Clubs. The Oxygen Bank set up at the District Police Office premises has 30 cylinders of oxygen in a state of readiness.

Meanwhile, a free oxygen bank has been established in Birgunj in partnership with Birgunj Corporation and Lions Club. Oxygen cylinders of 47 to 55 liters are being distributed free of cost to the patients with corona in Birgunj Metropolitan City. Arrangements have been made to provide free oxygen to those who are recommended to use oxygen due to corona infection after submitting a photocopy of citizenship.

Similarly, in the government leve, oxygen production has started at Nepal Police Hospital, Maharajgunj. The hospital has brought into operation a system with a daily production capacity of 140 cylinders.

Oxygen production has also been started from the oxygen plant at the Martyr Ganga Lal National Heart Center with the investment of Kathmandu Metropolitan City. Oxygen production has been started from Sunday from the plant set up at a cost of Rs 27.5 million provided by the corporation.

The plant will be able to produce 135 cylinders of oxygen of 47 liters daily. Of this, about 90 cylinders of oxygen are consumed daily in Ganga Lal. The rest of the oxygen can be filled and sent elsewhere.