Mevani sets up oxygen plant | Ahmedabad News – Times of India

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Ahmedabad: Independent MLA Jignesh Mevani on Saturday inaugurated an oxygen plant in his constituency Vadgam in Banaskantha district to deal with the anticipated third wave of Covid-19 pandemic. He had been collecting funds for setting up this facility immediately after acute shortage of medical oxygen was felt during the second wave of Covid-19.
The oxygen plant has been set up at a primary health centre in Chhapi town. It has a production capacity of eight cubic tonnes of oxygen in a day to refill over 800 jumbo oxygen cylinders, Mevani claimed. He added that it is the state’s biggest plant and came up after a struggle of more than three months of wading through the red tapes.
Mevani said, “The second wave of Covid-19 caught us off guard with an unusually high demand for oxygen. We immediately set up a crowdfunding campaign to build an oxygen plant on a war footing with the help of an NGO, however the authorities frozen the account of the NGO, which remains inaccessible till date.”
He further stated, “We approached the high court to allow us to use funds from my MLA grant for building the plant under special conditions. Despite these hurdles, we have been successful in creating accessible healthcare infrastructure for the people of Vadgam. No one will ever have to struggle for oxygen in my constituency or for that matter the entire Banaskantha district.”

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