Hetauda Sub-metropolitan City has started production of oxygen in the newly built oxygen plant installed at Hetauda Hospital from Sunday.

Mayor of the sub-metropolis Hari Bahadur Mahat inaugurated the plant in the hospital which is run by Madan Bhandari Academy of Health Science.

Photo: Prakash Dahal/THT
Photo: Prakash Dahal/THT

The hospital had been struggling due to lack of oxygen for over a week which has caused a hindrance in treatment of the Covid-19 patients.

Mayor Mahat informed that the purchase price of Rs 3.8 million required for the plant was provided by Hetauda sub-metropolis.

The plant has a capacity of producing 15 to 20 cylinders of oxygen per day.

It was built by workers from the sub-metropolis and the technicians from Kathmandu, Mahat shared.

The construction was completed within two days of receiving the plant, the mayor added.

Currently, Hetauda Hospital has 54 Covid patients who are receiving treatment.

All of them require oxygen supply, informed Registrar of the Academy and Chair of Hospital Development Committee, Rajesh Prasai.

This will ease the situation to great extent, he shared.