Manipur is eyeing to become the largest oxygen producer in the Northeastern region. Giving a fillip to the healthcare infra in the State, Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Tuesday inaugurated a 20 KL cryogenic liquid medical oxygen plant at Porompat in Imphal East.

The cryogenic liquid medical oxygen plant has the capacity to refill almost 200 D-type oxygen cylinders. This is the second such oxygen plant in the state.

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“It gives me immense pleasure to inaugurate the 20KL Liquid Medical Oxygen Cryogenic Tank at JNIMS today. Under the guidance of Hon’ble PM Sh. @narendramodi Ji, we have been able to establish two LMO Cryogenic Tank (10KL & 20KL) & multiple PSA oxygen plants across the state,” Biren Singh tweeted.

Earlier, a 10 KL cryogenic liquid medical oxygen plant was installed at JNIMS Hospital in Imphal East. In addition, another new Liquid Medical Oxygen plant will be set up at Kyamgei 200-bed dedicated Covid-19 Hospital in Imphal West.

The chief minister also inaugurated PSA oxygen generating plant at Senapati, Ukhrul & Chandel District Hospital yesterday.

The State government is also mulling to set up more such PSA oxygen generating plants in the districts of Bishnupur, Tamemglong, Jiribam, Kangpokpi, Pherzwal.