Oxygen plant at Odisha railway hospital
The East Coast Railway general manager, Vidya Bhushan, on Monday inaugurated a 600 litre capacity oxygen generation plant at the Railway Central Hospital at Mancheswar in Bhubaneswar.
Divisional railway manager Khurda Road Rinkesh Ray and principal heads of the departments of ECoR and other senior officials were present on the occasion.
This oxygen generation plant will make East Coast Railway Central Hospital self-sufficient for oxygen supply, required for Covid and other serious patients requiring oxygen supplement, EcoR said in a press release.
Bhushan also dedicated 24 oxygen concentrators to be used at Mancheswar Central Hospital and Divisional Railway Hospitals at Khurda Road, Waltair and Sambalpur.
A shortfall of medical oxygen was a major issue faced by various locations in the country during the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. Keeping in view of this, oxygen generation plant has been established for self sufficiency of oxygen in railway hospitals, the press release said.