The Sudurpaschim Province Government has allocated budget to establish an oxygen plant in the District Hospital, Doti. The Hospital Management Committee said the hospital has received Rs eight million from the Province’s social development ministry to undertake the project when it is facing challenges to treat Covid-19 cases in lack of oxygen. This life-saving gas is crucial for the treatment of Covid-19 serious cases.
The district has over 200 active cases, it is said. Likewise, Achham, Bajura, Bajhang, Baitadi and Darchula have also received the budget (Rs eight million each) from the Province Government to set up the oxygen plant in the respective district hospitals, according to Ministry spokesperson Narendra Karki. The Far Western Regional Health Directorate said the Province requires 500 oxygen cylinders on a daily basis to deal with the rising cases of Covid-19.