Oxygen plants save the day for KIMS Saveera
The hospital has two services with a manufacturing capability of 300 litres per minute
At a time when the hospitals are scrambling to make sure a gentle provide of medical oxygen to the COVID19 sufferers present process therapy on their premises, the oxygen plants at the KIMS Saveera Hospital have saved the day for its medical doctors.
The KIMS Saveera, which has 50 COVID-19 beds below the Aarogyasri Network Hospitals of the State, with 16 Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds, 16 oxygen-supported beds, and the relaxation regular ones, has an in-house oxygen technology capability of over 300 litres a minute from the two plants put in on its premises. It has saved the hospital from the pricing and transport blues of the bulk oxygen carriers.
Semi-bulk cylinders on standby
“We installed a small plant of 100 litre capacity in December 2016. The grim situation pertaining to the oxygendemand during the first wave of the pandemic last year prompted us to install another plant which produces 200 litres of oxygen per minute. We also have a contract for semi-bulk cylinders (canisters) which are equivalent to 50 normal bulk oxygen cylinders (7.1 cumts.) as a standby,” KIMS Saveera Managing Director Kishore Reddy instructed The Puucho.
This is one among the only a few such plants put in both in authorities or personal hospitals in Andhra Pradesh, he claimed. “We have installed these plants at a cost of ₹80 lakh, anticipating the pricing or logistic problems now the entire country is facing,” Mr. Reddy stated.
Monitoring the quantity of consumption, leakages at a number of locations, wastage, and different points consumes numerous my time, stated Bismillah, the technical particular person accountable for the oxygen provide to the practically 200 sufferers on any given day in all forms of beds.
“During the non-COVID days, the two plants that are connected to a single grid are enough to meet the requirement of the hospital, but canisters help serve more patients,” he defined.