Covid-19 update: Medical Oxygen Plants installed at AIIMS and RML Hospital in Delhi
PM-CARES has allocated funds for the installation of 500 Medical Oxygen Plants across the country.
Two medical oxygen plants have been installed at the AIIMS Trauma Centre and RML Hospital in Delhi. The plants, which were set up within a week's time, will begin supplying oxygen by Wednesday evening.
They are among the five medical oxygen plants being set up at hospitals in and around Delhi using allocations from the the PM-CARES Fund, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.
These Medical Oxygen Plants are designed for a flow rate of 1,000 litres per minute (LPM). The system can cater to 190 patients at a flow rate of 5 LPM and charge 195 cylinders per day.
The plants, being set up by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) through its industries, are based on the technology used for the On‐Board Oxygen Generation for Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas.
Work was carried out on a war footing, with the two plants being airlifted from Coimbatore and installed in Tuesday.
Three more high-flow medical oxygen plants will be installed at Safdarjung Hospital and Lady Hardinge Medical College in Delhi and at AIIMS, Jhajjar, in neighbouring Haryana
In order to effectively address the high surge of Covid-19 cases in the country, PM-CARES has allocated funds for the installation of 500 Medical Oxygen Plants across the country. These plants are planned to be set up within 3 months.