Onsite oxygen generation plant set up at Delhi's Batra hospital
The MVS OXYMED PSA Oxygen plant is the first onsite oxygen plant installed at the Batra Hospital. Until now, the hospital has been dependent on liquid oxygen tanks and backup cylinders.
New Delhi: In a major impetus to Delhi's medical oxygen preparedness, a development critical to the city-state's fightback against Covid-19, MVS Engineering has set up an onsite oxygen generation plant at the popular Batra hospital here, the company said in a statement on Wednesday.The development ties in with the Delhi government's recent notification on subsidies incentivizing the...
New Delhi: In a major impetus to Delhi's medical oxygen preparedness, a development critical to the city-state's fightback against Covid-19, MVS Engineering has set up an onsite oxygen generation plant at the popular Batra hospital here, the company said in a statement on Wednesday.
The development ties in with the Delhi government's recent notification on subsidies incentivizing the industry players to invest in the production, storage, and transportation of medical oxygen.
With a capacity of 500 LPM or 30 Nm3/hr, the MVS plant has been estimated to provide sufficient oxygen to around 150 hospital beds. Delivered ahead of schedule, the MVS OXYMED PSA Oxygen plant is the first onsite oxygen plant installed at the hospital.
Until now, the hospital has been dependent on liquid oxygen tanks and backup cylinders. Importantly, MVS Engineering and the hospital are already in discussions to set up another similar plant of similar capacity at the hospital in the coming future.
"We all know how Delhi and indeed the whole country had struggled with maintaining uninterrupted supplies of medical oxygen during the dreadful second Covid wave. In that backdrop, we are happy to have set up and commission this onsite oxygen generation plant at this prominent hospital in the national capital. We are also given to understand that the hospital authorities had conducted rigorous due diligence and reference checks for deciding upon the awarding of this contract," said Siddharth Rastogi, Executive Director at MVS Engineering Pvt Ltd.
"As such, it has been all the more satisfying as a quality in-house oxygen generation solutions provider. We must also record our acknowledgment of Batra hospital personnel particularly the engineering and procurement team for not only having the installation site ready much in time but also for extending full cooperation to us throughout the whole exercise, a factor that was decisive in our delivery of the plant even ahead of schedule. While this may be the first plant that we have done for Batra, we are certain that more such projects will follow and this partnership will only grow from strength to strength even in the post-Covid environment," Rastogi added.
"We heard about the PSA (pressure swing absorption) oxygen plant and decided to have our own PSA Oxygen plant. Then we came to know about MVS and their remarkable work for the past several years in this field. And we decided to install MVS PSA O2 plant of 30 cubic meters. MVS was very supportive and prompt in giving all the information. They have set up the plant much before the stipulated delivery date," the release said.
"We are proud to say that Batra hospital is the first large multispecialty private hospital to set up an oxygen plant of its own. It will help us in difficult times. We will continue to work with MVS for further requirements," said Dr. Pavan Gurha, Chairman Procurement Committee, and Head of Anaesthesia & Critical Care, Batra Hospital.