DRDO to establish 500 medicinal oxygen plants in 3 months: Rajnath Singh | India News
Defense Minister Rajnath Singh
NEW DELHI: The Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) will establish 500 doctors oxygen plants within the next three months from the allocation made by the PM Cares Fund, Minister of Defense Rajnath singh he said Wednesday.
“The medical oxygen plant (MOP) technology developed by DRDO for the generation of oxygen on board for light combat aircraft (LCA) Roof tiles it will now help combat the current oxygen crisis for Covid-19 patients, “the minister said on Twitter.
India is grappling with the growing number of coronavirus cases and hospitals in several states are reeling from shortages of medical oxygen and beds.
The DRDO, in a statement, explained that the MOP technology transfer has been made to Bengaluru-based Tata Advanced Systems Limited and Coimbatore-based Trident Pneumatics, and these two companies will establish 380 plants.
In addition, the industries that will work with the Indian Petroleum Institute, Dehradun, will install 120 plants of 500 liters per minute capacity, he said.
The DRDO’s MOP is designed to generate 1,000 liters of oxygen per minute, he noted.
“The system serves 190 patients at a flow rate of 5 liters per minute and can load 195 cylinders per day,” he added.
India saw a record one-day rise of 3,60,960 coronavirus cases, bringing the total count to 1,79,97,267, while the death toll crossed two lakh after 3,293 recent deaths, according to Union Ministry of Health data updated on Wednesday.
Singh said on Twitter on Wednesday: “The DRDO is going to establish 500 medical oxygen plants within 3 months under the PM CARES Fund.”
He thanked the DRDO for using MOP technology to generate “much-needed oxygen for Covid-19 patients that will help overcome the current crisis.”