Installation of oxygen generator underway in Virudhunagar
Govt. Medical College will be capable of face third COVID wave: Dean
Even as medical oxygen provide has stabilized in the hospitals in Virudhunagar district, set up of one oxygen generator has come as a giant reduction to Virudhunagar Government Medical College hospital.
The generator, sponsored by National Highways Authority of India, can produce 1,000 litres of gaseous oxygen a minute. The value of the plant is ₹ 94.4 lakh.
“We have procured the plant with the help of Defence Research Development Organisation. We are also helping in its civil and electrical installation on the hospital premises,” stated NHAI, Madurai Project Officer, Mathivanan.
“The new plant will be commissioned very soon and will make us self sufficient to meet the hospital’s oxygen requirements,” stated Virudhunagar Collector, R. Kannan.
Dean of Virudhunagar Government Medical College hospital, J. Sangumani, stated that the hospital has received 450 beds and has plans to extend the beds as much as 600 in rapid future. “We have 380 oxygen-supported beds, and it would be increased by another 100 beds when the new plant becomes functional,” the Dean stated.
However, the hospital has received a 6KL liquefied oxygen tank on its most important premises for the high-flow oxygen wants. “Though our need is only 20 cylinders a day, we also have got 98 cylinders as a backup facility,” the Dean stated. The hospital, which has allotted 380 beds for COVID remedy, will be capable of face the third wave of COVID, the Dean stated.