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Assam Red Cross Society receives oxygen concentrator from Canada

Red Cross Society in Assam has received oxygen concentrators from Canada.

This is the first installment of oxygen concentrators coming in from the western country to Assam.

An oxygen concentrator reduces nitrogen from an air supply to produce an oxygen-enriched air supply to a patient. The equipments received from Canada are capable of processing a total of 5,274 kg of oxygen-rich air.

According to sources, the freight flights with the concentrators had arrived the Borjhar based Lokpriya Gopinath Bordololi International (LGBI) airport at around 2.45 am in the intervening night between Saturday and Sunday.

According to sources, the concentrators will be kept on standby at Assam capital city Guwahati and in Karimganj district headquarters and Cachar headquarters, Silchar in southern Assam’s Barak Valley where the number of COVID-19 cases were all time high in the second wave of the infection.

Assam Chief Minister, however, had recently said that the state is not only oxygen adequate, but has surplus too that it had sent to the neighbouring northeast states during times of crisis.

“Even when there was an all India crisis, Assam had adequate oxygen and oxygen cylinders to not just survive itself, but also to help the neighbouring states such as Manipur and Nagaland,” CM Himanta Biswa Sarma had told media recently.

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