Kashmir a ‘green spot’ India’s map in terms of oxygen availability; 36,000 LPM produced for hospital use | India News – Times of India

SRINAGAR: Chief engineer, mechanical engineering division, Kashmir, Rashid Ahmad Dar, on Tuesday disclosed that the Kashmir valley has emerged as a inexperienced spot on the map of India in terms of manufacturing of oxygen for utilisation at varied medical amenities in Kashmir division.
Whereas explaining the standing of oxygen in Kashmir in comparison with relaxation of the nation, he stated Kashmir is the inexperienced spot on the Indian map, producing abundance of oxygen that diminished loss of life charge when in comparison with different components of the nation.
He stated that throughout the first wave of the pandemic, demand for oxygen in hospitals was much less and the division was offering 8,000 LPM to the hospitals related to director well being providers, Kashmir, whereas oxygen offered to SKIMS Soura and SKIMS Bemina was 4,000 LMP throughout the part, he added.
In the course of the second wave of the pandemic, demand for oxygen has elevated because of the surge in constructive instances, the chief engineer stated and added that to extend oxygen manufacturing the mechanical engineering division has added 21,000 LPM of oxygen in addition to growing oxygen capability at SKIMS Soura and JVC Hospital by 3,250 LPM.
“As of now, our capability of oxygen manufacturing stands at 36,000 LPM,” stated CE Dar, which meant that the mechanical engineering division augmented oxygen provide by thrice to the manufacturing throughout the first wave of the pandemic.
He additional stated that the industries division has revived one other filling plant to its line that now stands at 5 crops and has provided close to 3,000 oxygen cylinders in previous few days.
Director, well being providers, Kashmir division, Dr Mushtaq Fairly stated it is because of these efforts that medical oxygen is sufficiently obtainable in hospitals throughout Kashmir division and added that because of the abundance of oxygen the hospitals have been in a position to save lives of sufferers which has resulted in the lower in mortality charge.
Whereas expressing satisfaction over the lower in Covid instances in Kashmir division, Dr Mushtaq stated that with the collaboration of docs, medical employees and with the efforts of mechanical engineering division, Kashmir would have the ability to flatten the curve.
Surprisingly, chief engineer Rashid Ahmad stated that in the approaching days, extra oxygen crops shall be put in at completely different hospitals to extend the capability of oxygen manufacturing to 45,000 LPM.
The overall potential of oxygen crops put in at Srinagar Authorities Medical Faculty and its related hospitals stood at 6,000 LPM earlier, which now stands at greater than 18,000 LPM. Apart from, 1,000 to 2,000-LPM oxygen crops have been put in in district hospitals to make sure Covid sufferers shouldn’t have to endure as a result of oxygen scarcity and to scale back shifting of sufferers to Srinagar hospitals.
Furthermore, he stated, oxygen crops with capability of 1,000 LPM every have been put in at SMHS Hospital, Srinagar, during the last 4 days. The general oxygen capability constructed by the mechanical engineering division on the SMHS Hospital has been raised to five,600 LPM.
At Chest Illness hospital, a 1,500-LPM plant was setup in the final two days other than a 1,000-LPM plant at JLNM Hospital in downtown Srinagar.


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