The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas on Thursday said that Oil and Gas Public Sector Companies have been working earnestly to address the crisis of Liquid Medical Oxygen, and are setting up about 100 Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) Medical Oxygen generation plants in various hospitals across the country.
These PSA plants will come in varying capacities to generate oxygen, catering to hospitals with 200 to 500 beds, based on the technological support of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).
These hospitals have been identified in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Karnataka, Goa, Kerala, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh and Delhi and the entire expenditure for these plants will be borne by the companies from their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) fund.
Under this technology, the nitrogen from ambient air is absorbed to concentrate oxygen and thus generated will be supplied straight to patients admitted in the hospital.
The Ministry also informed that the orders have been placed with the Indian vendors for these plants, and these will start becoming operational from this month itself.