Jadhav’s instructions came during the recent meeting with industries and office-bearers of the Ambad Industries and Manufacturers’ Association (AIMA).Three large industries are setting up three PSA medical oxygen generation plants under their corporate social responsibility (CSR) programmes.
Earlier, these large industries had agreed to set up three PSA oxygen plants — each with a refilling capacity of 100 jumbo cylinders per day. The NMC had then wanted two more industries to set up two plants with a refilling capacity of 100 cylinders per day each, so that all the 500 beds can get oxygen support. But these two industries did not come forward to set up the PSA plants.
Finally, two of the three industries that had agreed to set up the plants, decided to increase their individual capacities — one of them decided to have capacity for 200 jumbo cylinders per day, the other plans to pitch in with 140. Nikhil Panchal, the AIMA vice-president, said a new DCHC is being set up in the industrial area in preparation for the third wave. The municipal commissioner has also appealed to industries to fill all their oxygen tanks, so that they can be used for medical purposes if needed during the third wave, said Panchal.