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Oxygen plant set up at Parbat Hospital

2021 Nov 20, 8:39,
Staff member of a government run hospital checks to refill the empty oxygen cylinders in Kathmandu, on Friday, May 7, 2021. Photo: AP via RSS

On Friday, MP Padam Giri inaugurated the 40-cylinder capacity plant at the initiative of Nepal Medical Association Central Office with the support of Chuji Foundation Taiwan.

On the occasion, MP Giri said that they could provide health services in the district at affordable prices to the people living in rural areas. He also said that after the connection of the plant with a capacity of 40 cylinders per day, there will be no shortage of oxygen in the mountainous district. 

 According to Govinda Pahadi, the outgoing president of Parbat Hospital, the plant has been brought on the initiative of Dr. Lochan Karki, president of Nepal Medical Association, and Dr. Badri Rijal, general secretary.

The process of connecting the refill machine to fill the cylinder has also started with the connection of this plant. Due to the lack of compressor required for filling oxygen in the cylinder, the obligation to send to Pokhara for filling the cylinder has come to an end.

According to Dr. Dhundiraj Poudel, Medical Superintendent of the hospital, the connection process is about to start. He said “Even if the equipment including the compressor machine is connected, the power supply above 220 volts is required for its operation and also the electrical equipment with separate transformer is required for that. Even if the compressor comes with the help of the association and eight Lions Clubs active in the plant and in the mountains, the hospital will have to manage the budget for the electricity supply required for its connection and operation.”

It is estimated that it will cost more than Rs. 1.2 million. A 15-bed capacity hospital has been upgraded to a 50-bed capacity. As the construction of the building is nearing completion, the hospital's services will be started from the new building.

The new oxygen plant has come with an investment of around Rs 7.5 million while the Lions Club has invested Rs 3.5 million for the compressor machine.


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