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DRDO to install medical oxygen plants in Delhi, Haryana; equipment arrives at AIIMS, RML

  • These medical oxygen plants are designed for a circulation rate of 1,000 litres per minute to deal with the surge in coronavirus illness (Covid-19) instances and subsequent oxygen shortages.
By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

PUBLISHED ON MAY 04, 2021 09:45 PM IST

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is establishing 5 medical oxygen plants utilizing the fund allotted from Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations, or popularly referred to as PM Cares. The ministry of defence on Tuesday introduced that the 5 medical oxygen plants will probably be put in throughout the first week of May in hospitals in and round Delhi.

Those 5 plants will probably be put in at AIIMS Trauma Centre, Dr Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) Hospital, Safdarjung Hospital, Lady Hardinge Medical College and one at AIIMS in Jhajjar, Haryana. The ministry stated two of them reached Delhi on Tuesday and the set up course of is already underway at AIIMS and RML Hospital.



The expertise for the medical oxygen plant has been developed by DRDO primarily based on the On‐Board Oxygen Generation for LCA, Tejas.

These oxygen plants have been provided by M/s Trident Pneumatics Pvt. Ltd., Coimbatore, a expertise companion of DRDO. The company has been given an order of 48 medical oxygen plants. Apart from these, the federal government has positioned an order for 332 plants with M/s Tata Advanced Systems Limited and the supply is predicted to begin from mid-May.

“The delivery schedule is being monitored very closely to deliver before the plants time. Sites are being prepared at each hospital in parallel,” the ministry of defence stated in an announcement.

The ministry said two of them reached Delhi on Tuesday and the installation process is already underway at AIIMS and RML.
The ministry stated two of them reached Delhi on Tuesday and the set up course of is already underway at AIIMS and RML.

These medical oxygen plants are designed for a circulation rate of 1,000 litres per minute to deal with the surge in coronavirus illness (Covid-19) instances and subsequent oxygen shortages, in accordance to the ministry. The system is predicted to cater to 190 sufferers at a circulation rate of 5 litres per minute and cost 195 cylinders per day.

The expertise for the medical oxygen plant has been developed by DRDO primarily based on the On‐Board Oxygen Generation for LCA, Tejas. The ministry harassed that these plants will overcome the logistics problems with oxygen transportation and assist the Covid-19 sufferers in emergency. Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has additionally ordered 120 medical oxygen plants via its industries.

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