Sindh decides to use oxygen produced by power company for medical purpose
KARACHI: The Sindh government has decided to use the oxygen produced by Jamshoro Power Company Limited for medical purpose.
Addressing media in Karachi, Sindh Government Spokesperson Abdul Wahab Murtaza said that oxygen was being produced through the plant in Jamshoro. He said that Jamshoro power company could produce oxygen gas up to 268,000 liter on daily basis.
He also warned that stricter decisions would be taken, if positive cases did not decline. Positivity ratio in Karachi had grown up to 26 percent during the last 24 hours, he maintained.
On the other hand, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah presided over a meeting of Jamshoro Power Company Ltd (JPCL) to chalk out a final plan to produce oxygen for healthcare purposes.
The meeting was told that the daily oxygen demand for COVID patients has been recorded at 35,089 m3. The participants of the meeting observed that necessary measures may be taken to procure more oxygen.
Murad Ali Shah said that his team in collaboration with JPCL explored the option of production of oxygen through electrolysis process. “Initially the oxygen produced as byproduct through electrolysis was wasted and now, we have developed a concept to utilize it,” he said.
The CEO of JPCL told the chief minister that initially 92 percent purified oxygen was produced and now the purity percentage had been enhanced to 97.7 percent. The PCSIR has tested the oxygen being produced by JPCL and declared it fit for medical usage.
The chief minister said that the concept of oxygen production could be replicated in the Thermal Power Sector throughout the country, where electrolysis was being used as a cooling process.