Mumbai: Dismantling process of jumbo Covid-19 centres at Dahisar, Goregaon and Kanjurmarg underway

As part of the process, the 40 metric tonnes (MT) liquid medical oxygen (LMO) tank at Kanjurmarg will be installed at the Mulund Octroi Naka and will be used to refill oxygen cylinders.

SHEFALI PARAB-PANDITUpdated: Wednesday, June 15, 2022, 11:57 PM IST
article-image
Mumbai: Dismantling process of jumbo Covid-19 centres at Dahisar, Goregaon and Kanjurmarg underway | (PTI Photo/Kunal Patil)

The process of dismantling jumbo Covid centres at Dahisar, Goregaon (Nesco) and Kanjurmarg is nearing completion, and the medicines and equipment from these centres are being distributed to tertiary and peripheral hospitals. As part of the process, the 40 metric tonnes (MT) liquid medical oxygen (LMO) tank at Kanjurmarg will be installed at the Mulund Octroi Naka and will be used to refill oxygen cylinders.

The state government, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) and the BMC together built the jumbo Covid centres across the city to cope with the shortage of beds when Covid infections were at their peak in March 2020. These centres have successfully handled all three waves of the pandemic so far.

While crores of rupees are spent on their operation and maintenance, only 1.92 percent of the positive patients are being hospitalised. So the BMC had made inventories of medicines, regular and specialised ICU beds, ventilators, BiPAP machines, monitors, eight LMO and other hospital equipment at Goregaon, Dahisar, Kanjurmarg and Mulund centres. Accordingly, the dismantling process started two months ago. The four centres have a capacity of 8,200 beds, with the maximum at the Nesco centre in Goregaon.

The 26 pressure swing adsorption (PSA) medical oxygen generating plants and LMO tanks will be distributed among hospitals within the city. This will need intensive work by uprooting the piping as the supply was connected to beds in the wards. For this, the BMC’s mechanical and electrical departments have invited a tender on Wednesday.

An official said, “We have sufficient space at Mulund Octroi Naka which is lying idle at present, and can accommodate the 40MT LMO. We are planning to use it for refilling oxygen cylinders in future.”

(To receive our E-paper on whatsapp daily, please click here. To receive it on Telegram, please click here. We permit sharing of the paper's PDF on WhatsApp and other social media platforms.)

RECENT STORIES

Mumbai Metropolitan Region records highest sales of approx 25,785 units in Q2 2022

Mumbai Metropolitan Region records highest sales of approx 25,785 units in Q2 2022

Uddhav Thackeray has lost fighting spirit: Former CM Prithviraj Chavan

Uddhav Thackeray has lost fighting spirit: Former CM Prithviraj Chavan

Daily Horoscope for Friday, July 1, 2022, for all zodiac signs by astrologer Vinayak Vishwas...

Daily Horoscope for Friday, July 1, 2022, for all zodiac signs by astrologer Vinayak Vishwas...

Mumbai cruise drugs case: Aryan Khan seeks passport back as exonerated in drugs case

Mumbai cruise drugs case: Aryan Khan seeks passport back as exonerated in drugs case

Navi Mumbai: NMMC area sees 190 new cases of Covid-19 on June 29

Navi Mumbai: NMMC area sees 190 new cases of Covid-19 on June 29