India Gifts Medical Oxygen Plant To Nepal


India on Thursday donated a medical oxygen plant to Nepal as a part of New Delhi’s continued dedication to the Himalayan nation in tackling the COVID-19 pandemic.

India’s Ambassador right here Vinay Mohan Kwatra handed over the 960 Litres Per Minute (LPM) medical oxygen plant to Minister of State for Health Umesh Shrestha at a ceremony on the Ministry of Health and Population, as a part of India’s sturdy partnership with Nepal in tackling the coronavirus pandemic, the Indian Embassy right here stated in a press release.

The plant has been put in at B P Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS), and is designed to cater to offering 5 LPM per particular person, amounting to a complete capability of 960 LPM, it stated.

The DEBEL Medical Oxygen Plant, developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), carries a capability to serve 200 sufferers concurrently, it stated.

Kwatra highlighted the importance of the deep-rooted and multifaceted partnership between India and Nepal, reiterating that the present symbolised India’s continued dedication to Nepal in tackling the COVID-19 pandemic, in line with the assertion.

“The Government of India will continue to stand with Nepal and its people in fighting the pandemic and providing necessary assistance as best possible in accordance with our deep-rooted bilateral ties,” he stated.

Shrestha stated that the donation of oxygen plant was a vital well being infrastructure that might reinforce Nepal’s efforts in tackling the COVID-19 pandemic.

The help by the Government of India twenty years in the past in constructing BPKIHS in Dharan was an necessary milestone, and the newest addition of the oxygen plant is one other milestone that might go a great distance in serving individuals of Nepal, notably of Provinces 1 and a pair of, the minister stated.

Oxygen is a key medical fuel for the therapy of COVID-19 sufferers, as has been skilled throughout the second wave of the pandemic in each India and Nepal.

With the plant, hospitals now have the choice of producing medical oxygen on-site, in a extremely cost-effective method.

India is barely the fourth nation on the planet to develop the know-how which utilises the stress swing adsorption approach and molecular sieve know-how to generate oxygen straight from atmospheric air

The set up of the medical oxygen plant would assist in avoiding the dependency of hospitals for scarce oxygen cylinders, in line with the assertion.

This would assist in decreasing the logistics of transporting cylinders and in addition steady and dependable oxygen provide obtainable around the clock, it added. 

(PTI)




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