Amid surging COVID-19 cases in Karnataka capital city of Bengaluru, United States (US)-based aerospace major Boeing's India unit has come forward to set up a hospital in the city, Livemint.
Sharing the development, Chief Minister (CM) BS Yediyurappa said that the hospital will have a 200 bed capacity with oxygen support. The facility will come up at the KPCL site in Bengaluru's Yelahanka where there is an assured oxygen supply from the KPCL gas plant. CM Yediyurappa emphasised that this would lessen the load on the existing oxygen supplies in the State.
CM Yediyurappa shared the development in a letter addressed to the Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. In the letter, he also emphasised that the sudden surge of COVID-19 cases in the State has led to an exponential demand for oxygen.
CM Yediyurappa said that as the present growth rate, the State may require 1,500 MT of oxygen supply by 15 May based on the consumption norms set by the Centre, as against its present allocation of 964 MT.
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