Nepal Korea Friendship Municipality Hospital has started the production of oxygen.

An oxygen plant set up at the hospital with the support of Madhyapur Thimi Municipality at the cost of Rs 6.5 million has produced 192,000 liters oxygen in 24 hours.

Patients have been supplied with oxygen through a pipeline following a successful test of the oxygen production, said the municipality mayor Madan Sundar Shrestha, also chairperson of the hospital management committee. "Production of oxygen has provided a great relief to patients," he said.

With the production, the hospital needs only 30 filled oxygen cylinders on a daily basis for patients against 90 previously, he said.

The production will be enough for 24 persons. At present, the hospital has 42 beds for Covid-19 patients.