Shimla: The State Government is mulling to install pressure swing adsorption (PSA) oxygen generators in the State so as to provide immediate and better health care facilities to the patients.
Health Minister Kaul Singh Thakur, in a meeting of senior officers of the department today to explore the possibilities of establishing PSA technology in the health institutions of the State, revealed that initially this technology would be introduced in few major hospitals of the State on experimental basis and if this experiment proved to be successful than it would be introduced in other hospitals as well.
Minister of an opinion that PSA technology was reliable, highly efficient and cost effective.
The Health Minister said that as of now, the supply of oxygen for IGMC Shimla was being provided by mode of transportation from the oxygen plants established at Mandi and Padhar in District Mandi that is resulting in high cost besides consumption of time.
Moreover, the supply sometimes get hindered during rainy and snow seasons and also due to certain technical failures. With the introduction of this technology, continuous supply of oxygen would be ensured at low cost.
He directed the officers to constitute a committee to explore the possibilities of using PSA technology in the State.
Special Secretary Health Nandita Gupta, Principal, IGMC Dr. S.S. Kaushal, Director Health Services, Dr. D.S. Gurung and technical officials of the department were present at the meeting.