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.


“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.