CEO ERA conducts inspection of medical oxygen supplying installations in Jammu

In order to prevent any disruptions in supply of medical oxygen to hospitals in Jammu , a team of senior officers led by Chief Executive Officer JK Economic Reconstruction Agency, Dr. Syed Abid Rasheed Shah Sunday conducted an extensive tour of Bari Brahmana Industrial Estate and inspected multiple oxygen gas filling stations.

The team was comprised of SE Mechanical Engineering Department, Rajiv Gupta, Joint Director Industries and Commerce Department Ved Prakash, Deputy Controller Legal Metrology Department Manoj Prabhakar besides other senior officers of the concerned departments.

The team visited various oxygen filling stations including Kashmir Gases, RSS Gases, Valley Minerals and Chemicals JK Pvt. Ltd. and Allied Gasses.

During inspection, the CEO was briefed about the filling capacity of the stations, regarding which the concerned officer informed him that the Kashmir Gases has the capacity of 240-260 cylinders per day, where as RSS Gases has the capacity of 380-400, Valley Minerals and Chemicals JK Pvt. Lmtd. has the capacity of 250-280 and Allied Gasses has the capacity of 160-180 cylinders daily. Dr. Abid monitored the procedure of oxygen filling, also randomly checked the pressure of the cylinders to ensure adequate supply of cylinders.

During the inspection, Dr Abid cautioned the plants against any laxity in the supply of oxygen cylinders to hospitals in Jammu. Any dereliction in this regard will invite action under relevant provisions of law.

He asked the private medical oxygen stations to respond with utmost commitment to the challenge posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.