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India: Jalalabad Civil Hospital now self-sufficient with oxygen plant installation

India: Jalalabad Civil Hospital now self-sufficient with oxygen plant installation

A new medical oxygen plant has been installed at Jalalabad Civil Hospital in India to strengthen the country’s healthcare infrastructure against a potential third wave of coronavirus (Covid-19).

Making the hospital self-sufficient in supporting 195 beds with oxygen, the plant has capacity to generate 57.6 cubic meters per hour, 960 litres per minute, of the life saving gas.

Utilising pressure swing absorption (PSA) technology developed by India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO); the new capacity ensures oxygen purity of 93±3%.

The plant was integrated through India’s HDFC Bank, under its flagship CSR programme Parivartan.

Commenting on the development, Vivek Dhoda, Circle Head – Bathinda at HDFC Bank, said, HDFC Bank is with the nation in fighting Covid-19 and supporting frontline workers.”

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