NEW DELHI—Indian cities and states are building oxygen plants and setting up new Covid-19 treatment centers, preparing for the possibility of more surges as the most recent crisis recedes.
With oxygen having been in short supply in the recent surge, New Delhi, among the worst-hit places, is buying 25 oxygen tankers for transport, and building 64 small plants and one large one to produce it.
India’s financial center, Mumbai, is setting up more Covid-19 centers, adding 5,500 beds, including some for children, said Suresh Kakani, a senior official in charge of the city’s health department.
Many hospitals in Mumbai and elsewhere in India have historically relied on oxygen cylinders, which were time-consuming and difficult to refill during the recent surge.
Mumbai also plans to set up 12 oxygen plants near hospitals, he said.
” Arvind Kejriwal, Suresh Kakani, Mr, Kakani
DELHI, New Delhi, Mumbai, India