With the shortage of oxygen emerging as one of the major reasons behind the spiralling death toll due to COVID-19, the Shree Somnath Trust has decided to donate Rs 50 lakh for setting up an oxygen plant at a government health facility in the region. The operationalisation of the plant will be taken care of by the health department.
According to the trust, the much-needed oxygen plant is likely to become functional within the next three weeks. The plant will be able to cater to the need of local citizens who test positive for COVID-19 and require oxygen due to a drop in their oxygen saturation level. The trust said that the new plant to be set up at Prabhas Patan-based community health centre (CHC) will be able to supply oxygen equivalent to 51 cylinders daily.
Somnath trust serving citizens
Not just the oxygen plant, but the Shree Somnath Trust has been at the forefront of the COVID-19 battle from the beginning and is helping out the local administration in catering to the COVID-affected population in the region.
The trust had already handed over its 73-room Lilavati Bhavan to the district administration so that it can be used as a COVID care centre. Also, the trust runs food services for families in the local vicinity who have been quarantined or need help.
COVID-19 situation in Gir Somnath
According to the data made available by the health and family welfare department of the Gujarat government, the district has reported 4,888 COVID-19 cases so far. Of it, 192 fresh cases of the viral infection were reported in the past 24 hours ending at 5 pm on Wednesday.
Also, 34 people have succumbed to the viral infection in the district, whereas 3,637 people have defeated COVID-19 after availing treatment.
As far as Gujarat is concerned, 12,955 fresh cases of the viral infection were reported on Wednesday and the total case tally in the state has crossed 6.33 lakh.
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