Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday authorised the procurement of the 150,000 items of Oxycare System developed by Defence Analysis & Improvement Organisation (DRDO) at a value of ₹322.5 crore. The system is aimed toward optimising consumption of oxygen based mostly on the SpO2 studying of the affected person and thus, successfully growing the utility of the oxygen cylinders.
The system is available in two variants: Handbook, and computerized. As many as 100,000 guide and 50,000 computerized oxygen methods can be procured together with non-rebreather (NRB) masks. Non-rebreather masks are the face masks related to a reservoir bag which permit a affected person to inhale solely pure oxygen. A affected person utilizing an NRB is unable to inhale something she or he exhales. A non-rebreather masks sometimes delivers 70 to 100% oxygen and will increase the consumption from a single cylinder by 30 to 40%.
DRDO mentioned that this can reduce the workload of hospital workers by a big extent as it’ll get rid of the necessity of routine measurements and guide changes of oxygen circulation. “The edge SpO2 worth for initiating circulation from the system could be adjusted as soon as and a show will then repeatedly hold monitoring the SpO2 ranges of the affected person” DRDO mentioned.
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It added that the know-how has been transferred to a number of industries in India which can be producing the methods which can be later paid for by the PM-CARES fund.
Additionally on April 28, PM Modi sanctioned the procurement of 100,000 moveable oxygen concentrators. Chairing a high-level assembly, PM Modi instructed that these concentrators must be procured on warfare footing and supplied to the states which have the very best case burden within the nation.
On the identical day, PM had additionally sanctioned 500 PSA (strain swing absorption) oxygen crops from the PM cares fund which have been along with 551 PSA crops for which the Prime Minister’s workplace had given an “in-principle approval” earlier on 25th April final month.