Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India], June 19 (ANI): Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday virtually laid the foundation stone of various Pressure swing adsorption (PSA) plants, health infrastructures, and Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) plants in eight districts of the state.
According to an official release, the districts include Jharsuguda, Bhadrak, Jagatsinghpur, Puri, Sonpur, Nayagarh, Sundargarh, and Mayurbhanj.
The state government aims at setting up a total of 20 PSA plants in Odisha, out of which the foundation stone of 7 was laid on June 9, and today, the foundation stone for 8 more has been laid, it said.
Talking about Odisha's COVID-19 situation, the Chief Minister said that it has improved significantly, "but we have to be more careful."
"The fight against COVID-19 has continued for over a year. In the second wave, which began in April, declining oxygen levels among the patient were a major issue. Steps to strengthen the oxygen supply system in all our hospitals are being taken," he added.
The Chief Minister said that "every life is precious" has been the state government's moto for COVID-19, and hence, the COVID patients were provided with free treatment and medicines in Odisha. (ANI)