Neelkantha Municipality has installed two mini oxygen plants at Dhadingbesi-based Temporary Covid Hospital to facilitate treatment of Covid-19 patients.

These plants are the first to be established in the district. An estimated NRs 3.3 million has been invested to set up the plants in the building of Division Forest Office, which is currently serving as Temporary Covid Hospital.

The plant operated unofficially on Thursday after Municipality Chair Bhim Prasad Dhungana, Vice Chair Mana Raj Bhandari, Chief District Officer Gyan Prasad Dhakal and Chair of District Health Office, Dr Bhuwan Paudel inspected the plants.

According to Health Inspector of Neelkantha Municipality, Shiva Rana, the plants can produce 20 litres of oxygen from each plant per minute.

The oxygen can be directly used by the patients and can not be stored in the cylinder, the technicians shared.