Larsen & Toubro to deliver 22 oxygen generators to Indian hospitals | India News
L&T said parts of the first nine-team tranche will arrive in India on May 9 (Reuters).
NEW DELHI: Infrastructure chief Larsen & Toubro (L&T) said Wednesday that it will soon deliver 22 oxygen generators to various hospitals in India to deal with the serious crisis of oxygen for patients with Covid-19 in the country.
“L&T will soon begin delivering 22 oxygen generators to various hospitals in India, where shortages are most acute. These units will suck air from the atmosphere before converting it to medical grade oxygen and pumping it into pre-existing pipes in hospitals, “the company said in a regulatory filing.
L&T said parts of the first nine-team tranche will arrive in India on May 9.
These will be progressively delivered from May 15 to hospitals that are in great need and do not have the necessary infrastructure to receive the supply of oxygen in bulk, the company added.
CEO of L&T and MD SN Subrahmanyan He said: “This is an unprecedented situation, and we are very sorry for the consequences of the severe oxygen shortage … Our teams in India and abroad, with unwavering attention in recent days, have been able to obtain the generators of Oxygen and Other Components to Assemble PSA Units (Pressure Swing Absorption Technique) “.
L&T said it is working on a war footing to build medical-grade oxygen generating units.
Each unit could serve hospitals or medical facilities with more than 1,750 beds, the company said, adding that these permanent units will serve hospitals for the next 10 to 15 years.