In Bihar, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) will set up oxygen plants in 15 districts of the state to meet the demand of medical oxygen. These plants will be set up under PM Cares Fund. The capacity of each plant will be minimum 960 litre per minute. One hundred 11 cylinders will be filled up with one kilo litre liquid oxygen.
Under this scheme oxygen will be made available to different hospitals through pipe line. Oxygen generation plants will be set up in identified districts of the state. These districts are Patna, Begusarai, Madhubani, Bhagalpur, Bhojpur, Nawada, Siwan, Araria, West Champaran, Purnea, Saharsa, Samastipur, Vaishali, Rohtash and Buxar.
Meanwhile, the number of fresh Corona cases continues to rise rapidly. A record number of 15 thousand 126 cases were reported yesterday. The number of casualties due to the pandemic has gone up to three thousand seventy seven.
The positivity rate has gone up to about 16 percent. Patna reported three thousand 665 positive cases, the highest in the state, followed by 736 in Muzaffarpur district. The active cases have crossed one lakh fifteen thousand 151. The recovery rate is decreasing and now stands at 78.65 percent. Four lakh thirty five thousand 574 people have recovered from the infection so far. Ninety five thousand 202 people took the vaccine yesterday. Over 77 lakh 59 thousand 748 people have been vaccinated in the state so far.