Only four new PSA plants installed in the last one month | Indore News

Only four new PSA plants installed in the last one month | Indore News

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INDORE: Indore- one of the worst COVID-19 hit district is also lagging in preparation for third wave as only four new oxygen plants were installed in district in the last one month.
The status report of installation of pressure swing absorption plants at hospitals in district showed that only 11 hospitals, of those proposed 41 institutions, had completed it so far. Interestingly of those 10 with PSA plants, seven were completed by May only.
Rohan Saxena MD MPIDC and who is supervising this work said, “All the hospitals are asked to prioritise the PSA installation work and submit the report with administration. It will take around one month to complete all the installation work in remaining hospitals.”
The order for installation of PSA plants in 31 other hospitals were placed and will complete by end of July, said Saxena.
Medical oxygen generation plants, based on a technology known as Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA), absorb nitrogen from the air and convert it into oxygen for supply to facilities.
The decision for installing these plants was taken as district struggle with a demand of around 140 metric tonne medical oxygen per day during peak in April. The state government also decided to give back of 50% of installation cost to the private hospitals as grant.
About the capacity of these plants, Saxena said, “These plants will cumulatively have capacity of generating around 60 metric tonnes of oxygen per day and will cost around 50 crores.” The district installed capacity of 23.34 metric tonnes in those 11 PSA’s.
The report further showed that of those 11 hospitals only four government facilities completed installation. Those include MRTB hospital, MTH hospital, New Chest ward- all three associate hospitals of MGMMC, Madhya Bharat hospital, Mhow and the PC Sethi hospital.
Those three hospitals have installed a capacity of around 11 kilo litres with a production capacity 1130 litre per minute.



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