New Delhi (NVI): Oil and Gas Public sector units are in the process of setting up about 100 Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) medical oxygen plants in public health facilities across the country.
This was stated by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas today.
Hospitals in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Karnataka, Goa, Kerala, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh and Delhi will be covered under the initiative, it said.
The entire expenditure for these plants will be borne by the companies from their CSR fund, the ministry said in a statement.
These PSA plants will come in varying capacities to generate oxygen, catering to hospitals with 200 to 500 beds, the statement said.
They will employ technology provided by DRDO and CSIR, absorbing nitrogen from ambient air to concentrate oxygen. The oxygen thus generated will be supplied straight to patients admitted to the hospital.
Orders have been placed with the Indian vendors for these plants, and this will be operational from this month itself, and by July, all such plants will come up, it added.