New Delhi: Delhi government in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) India on Monday set up an oxygen generation plant in GB Pant Hospital to augment the facility of oxygen supply capabilities.
The oxygen plant utilises pressure swing adsorption (PSA) technology to produce up to 1,050 litres of oxygen per minute. It will serve approximately 750 hospital beds, including those supported by ventilators and the intensive care unit at Gobind Ballabh Pant Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research.
Kanni Wignaraja, UN Assistant Secretary-General and UNDP Director for Regional Bureau for Asia and Pacific launched the oxygen plant in the presence of Shoko Noda, Resident Representative, UNDP India, Neeraj Gupta, Deputy Secretary, Department of Health & Family Welfare, Delhi Government, Dr Anil Aggrawal, Director, GB Pant Hospital, Dr Suresh Kumar, Medical Director, LNJP Hospital and Dr R K Kalra, Medical Superintendent, GB Pant Hospital.
“We are thankful to UNDP and the government for providing support and service for the PSA plant which will be a great help in the time of crisis”, Dr Anil Aggrawal, Director, GB Pant Hospital, told IANS.
On being asked about the rising Covid cases, Dr Aggrawal said though the cases are rising situation is not alarming as hospitalisation is low and cases are only mild with symptoms of cough and cold. “Let’s hope that earlier situation doesn’t come back again”, he told.
The hospital is a leading super-speciality tertiary care centre and manages referrals from across the country.
Medical Dialogues team had earlier reported that Bayer has launched an oxygen plant with 500 LPM capacity at Rairakhol Sub Divisional Hospital in Sambalpur district on Friday as part of its CSR initiative to strengthen healthcare facilities in the area.