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PM Cares Fund Approves Acquisition of 1.5 lakh Oxycare Systems Developed by DRDO | India News


NEW DELHI: The PM CARES Fund approved the acquisition of 1.50,000 units of the Oxycare System developed by the Defense Research Development Organization at a cost of Rs 322.5 crore, the DRDO reported on Wednesday.
In addition, he reported that the Oxycare system is an SpO2-based oxygen delivery system, which regulates the delivery of oxygen to patients based on detected SpO2 levels.
“Under this sanction, 100,000 manual and 50,000 automatic Oxycare systems are being purchased along with NRBM (non-rebreather mask) masks. The Oxycare system provides supplemental oxygen based on SpO2 levels and prevents the person from sinking into a state of hypoxia, which can be fatal, “he added.
The system was developed by DRDO’s Defense Bioengineering and Electro Medical Laboratory (DEBEL) in Bengaluru for soldiers stationed in extreme high altitude areas.
The system is indigenously developed to work in field conditions and is robust.
This comes amid the huge surge in demand for medical supplies as Covid-19 cases continue to rise across the country.
Over the past 24 hours, India reported a total of 3,48,421 new Covid-19 cases and 3,55,338 discharges, bringing the country’s total positive cases so far to 2,33,40,938. This includes 1,93,82,642 discharges and 2,54,197 deaths.
With 4,205 Covid-related deaths in the past 24 hours, India reported another grim record for the highest number of deaths in a single day in a day, according to data from the union’s health ministry.
There are currently 37,04,099 active cases in the country.

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