Delhi: Airport to hospital, French O2 plant up and running in 18 hours | Delhi News

The 200-bed Narayana Tremendous Specialty Hospital in east Delhi has 62 Covid-19 sufferers at current, of which 18 are on ventilator help

NEW DELHI: Covid-19 administration in Delhi and NCR has been severely hampered by the unavailability of medical oxygen. Like different hospitals, Narayana Tremendous Specialty Hospital in East Delhi was additionally battling the disaster.
However then immediately, final week, they obtained an electronic mail from the French embassy providing to donate an oxygen generator. The mail stated they wished to ship one to Narayana Healthcare — the personal hospital chain that runs the hospital — for his or her Bangalore facility. However, the hospital says, it wrote again to them requesting that the generator be despatched to the Delhi facility because the oxygen disaster was claiming lives there.
In regular circumstances, the approval and set up course of would have taken months, however because of the seriousness with which the French authorities was responding to the disaster, the generator was dispatched inside a day.
It arrived on the Delhi airport round 6.30am on Sunday and it took one other three hours for the generator models to be handed over. Within the meantime, Dr Devi Prasad Shetty, chairman of Narayana Well being, stated the hospital group had already bought the positioning for set up of the generator prepared.
“By 8.30pm, the oxygen generator plant was put in. And, at 9.30pm, we had began the trial run. In one other three hours, the oxygen era plant grew to become absolutely operational and began producing oxygen for the hospital,” stated Commander Navneet Bali, regional director of Narayana Well being.
He added that the generator donated by the French authorities can fill 48 cylinders weighing 40 litres to 60 litres every in 24 hours. “This is able to give us the much-required elbow room to tide over the disaster brought on by delay in provide of cylinders from common channels and we will consider including extra oxygen beds,” Bali stated.
The 200-bed hospital has 62 Covid-19 sufferers at current of which 18 are on ventilator help. The hospital stated they require 13 lakh litres of oxygen each day. “We don’t have an oxygen tank. Until now, our each day demand was met primarily by the 2 present mills that would fill 80 D-type cylinders each day. For any additional requirement, we had been depending on suppliers from neighbouring areas,” the hospital stated. “The oxygen generator was made operational in lower than 18 hours of touchdown on the airport and inside 12 hours of reaching the hospital. This generator will assist save and maintain extra lives each day,” Dr Shetty stated.
BLK Tremendous Specialty in central Delhi has additionally obtained one oxygen generator from the French authorities. Some public hospitals have additionally obtained these mills. Many international international locations have additionally donated oxygen concentrators to assist India tide over the present oxygen disaster. “We’ve got obtained greater than 100 oxygen concentrators in international support,” stated a health care provider at Woman Hardinge Medical Faculty.

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