Rotary Club of Salem Cosmos, RID 2982, has installed a 6-kilolitre cryogenic oxygen tank worth ₹30 lakh at the Salem government medical college hospital. The funds required to set up this facility was raised in a record 70 days under the leadership of club president Dr C Sugavanam and was inaugurated by Tamil Nadu health minister M Subramanian.
The lifespan of the tower is 30 years and it will provide high quality oxygen to 350 patients. The facility is a boon to the hospital which was reeling under heavy shortage of the gas recently when Covid was rampant, said the club president.
The club chartered in 1997 is well-known in Salem for its humanitarian projects such as construction of homes for tribals in Yercaud, toilets in rural and semi-urban schools, and setting up biogas plants in some orphanages.