Applications invited for setting up medical oxygen plants in the national capital


The Delhi government has invited applications for setting up of medical oxygen plants and purchase of cryogenic tankers.

Delhi battled a brutal second wave of coronavirus early this year with shortage of oxygen adding to the woes.

In a public notice, the city government has invited applications for setting up of Liquid Medical oxygen Generation Plants, Non Captive Cryogenic Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA)/Air Separation Unit (ASU), PSA plants for hospital and nursing homes, storage facilities for Liquid Medical Oxygen for hospitals, nursing homes and purchase of cryogenic tankers.

The last date for online applications is November 26. The investors will be given incentives as per the Medical Oxygen Production Promotion Policy of Delhi 2021, that was notified earlier this year.

The objective of the policy is to ensure time-bound fulfilment of several targets by incentivising early investment in the production or storage infrastructure for medical oxygen, including setting up of liquid oxygen (LOX) manufacturing facilities of minimum 50 MT capacity, up to 100 MT.

Delhi on Thursday recorded 40 fresh COVID-19 cases with a positivity rate of 0.08 per cent, according to data shared by the city health department.

The number of cumulative cases rose to 14,40,270. Over 14.14 lakh patients have recovered from the infection.

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