A new medical oxygen plant has been installed at Jalalabad Civil Hospital in India to strengthen the country’s healthcare infrastructure against a potential third wave of coronavirus (Covid-19).

Making the hospital self-sufficient in supporting 195 beds with oxygen, the plant has capacity to generate 57.6 cubic meters per hour, 960 litres per minute, of the life saving gas. 

Utilising pressure swing absorption (PSA) technology developed by India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO); the new capacity ensures oxygen purity of 93±3%.

The plant was integrated through India’s HDFC Bank, under its flagship CSR programme Parivartan.

Commenting on the development, Vivek Dhoda, Circle Head – Bathinda at HDFC Bank, said, HDFC Bank is with the nation in fighting Covid-19 and supporting frontline workers.”

“The bank is conscious about the hardships people are going through during this pandemic. We have extended every possible help under our flagship CSR programme Parivartan.”

“Apart from providing scholarships to students impacted by Covid, and training youth, farmers and women in different vocations, the bank is proud to strengthen the state’s preparedness for a possible third wave.”