Baglung-based Dhaulagiri Hospital has started to produce oxygen commercially. The hospital has made an agreement with a health institution to sell surplus oxygen for commercial use.

The hospital, which once experienced crisis of oxygen during COVID-19 pandemic, has now reached the point of producing surplus oxygen for other health facilities.

The high-capacity oxygen plant, set up in the hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the capacities of the old ones have also been upgraded to produce more oxygen.

Earlier, the hospital was forced to purchase oxygen from other places for the treatment of critically ill patients, due to insufficient oxygen supply during the pandemic.

After the new oxygen plant came into operation, the hospital has started surplus selling oxygen to the hospitals in the local level and the private sector as well, Tej Prasad Niure, administration branch officer of the hospital, informed.