Dakshina Kannada district gets first oxygen generation plant

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Mangaluru, June 6 (PTI): The first oxygen generation unit in Dakshina Kannada district has been commissioned at the Vamadapadavu community health centre (CHC) in Bantwal taluk.

The unit was inaugurated on Saturday by district-in- charge Minister Kota Srinivas Poojary in the presence of Dakshina Kannada MP Nalin Kumar Kateel and Rajesh Naik, an MLA.

Speaking on the occasion, Poojary said the 500-litre capacity unit can produce 47 litres of oxygen per minute.

Such units would be set up in other taluks also in a phased manner, he said.

Two oxygen generation plants are under construction at the government Wenlock hospital and Lady Goschen hospital in Mangaluru.

Four more taluk hospitals in the district would have oxygen generation plants soon, he said. PTI MVG NVG NVG

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