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TN Public works department to provide Oxygen pipelines for 12,370 additional Covid beds

- April 27, 2021

Chennai, April 27(BPNS)

The Public Works department , Tamil Nadu has in a press release said that it will provide Oxygen pipelines to an additional 12,370 beds Covid beds across the state.

The PWD said that the additional facilities will be created at all Medical college hospitals, district headquarters hospitals and Taluk hospitals across the state of Tamil Nadu.

This includes an addition of 2895 Oxygen pipelines for hospital beds in Chennai including which is reeling under Covid surge. This also includes 550 beds for Rajiv Gandhi general hospital ,Chennai.

The press release said that this will not only help to support against the second wave of Covid but also provide quality medicare to the affected. Oxygen lines for beds in other districts like Chengalpettu, Kancheepuram ,Tiruvallur,Madurai and Tiruchirapalli is also being set up on a war footing, PWD in its release said.

In March ,2020 Public works department had established 27,806 beds at 138 government hospitals throughout Tamil Nadu including Intensive Care Units(ICU’s). The estimated cost for this according to the PWD press release is 282.51 crore.