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Govt allocates Rs 201.58 Cr to install PSA medical oxygen generation plants

06 January 2021 | News

The procurement will be done by the Central Medical Supply Store

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The Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM CARES) Fund Trust is allocating Rs 201.58 crore for the installation of additional 162 dedicated Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) Medical Oxygen Generation Plants inside public health facilities in the country. 

The total project cost includes Rs 137.33 crores towards supply and commissioning of the plants and Management fee of Central Medical Supply Store (CMSS) and around Rs 64.25 crores towards Comprehensive Annual Maintenance Contract.

The procurement will be done by the Central Medical Supply Store (CMSS) – an autonomous body of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. A total of 162 plants with total capacity of 154.19 MT are to be installed in 32 States/UTs.

The government hospitals where these plants are to be installed have been identified in consultation with the States/UTs concerned. The plants have a warranty for the first 3 years. For the next 7 years, the project includes CAMC (Comprehensive Annual Maintenance Contract). 

Routine operation and maintenance (O&M) is to be done by the hospitals/States. After the CAMC period, the entire O&M will be borne by the hospitals/States. This mechanism will further strengthen the public health system and enable long-term systematic augmentation of medical oxygen availability in a cost effective manner.

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