Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) will set up 380 Medical Oxygen plants within three months under PM CARES Fund.
The Medical Oxygen Plant (MOP) technology developed by DRDO for On‐Board Oxygen Generation for LCA, Tejas by DEBEL, DRDO will now help in fighting the current crisis of Oxygen for the COVID-19 patients.
The Oxygen plant is designed for a capacity of 1000 liters per minute. The system caters to 190 patients at a flow rate of 5 LPM and can charge 195 cylinders per day.
Transfer of Technology has been done to M/s Tata Advanced Systems Limited, Bengaluru, and M/s Trident Pneumatics Private Limited, Coimbatore, who will be producing 380 plants for installation across various hospitals in the country.
About 120 plants of 500 liters per minute capacity will be produced by industries working with the Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun, belonging to CSIR, a DRDO release here said on Wednesday.