NEW DELHI: The federal government has authorised the procurement of 1.5 lakh items of the DRDO-developed ‘Oxycare’ system, which regulates the oxygen being administered to sufferers based mostly on the sensed SpO ranges, at a price of Rs 322 crore.
The defence ministry on Wednesday stated 1 lakh handbook and 50,000 automated Oxycare methods, together with non-rebreather masks, can be procured below the sanction accorded by the PM Cares Fund.
“The Oxycare system delivers supplemental oxygen based mostly on the SpO2 ranges and prevents the particular person from sinking right into a state of hypoxia which might be deadly,” stated an official.
“Developed by the Defence Bio-Engineering & ElectroMedical Laboratory for troopers posted at excessive high-altitude areas, the system optimises the oxygen consumption to successfully enhance the endurance of transportable oxygen cylinders,” he added.
The strong ‘Oxycare’ system, which has been developed for operation in ‘area space’ situations, can be utilized at Covid care centres and hospitals in addition to in properties. “DRDO has transferred the expertise to a number of industries in India which can be producing the Oxycare methods,” the officer stated.