Jamshedpur, Feb 19: State run – MGM Medical College and Hospital would soon start the facility of piped oxygen supply.
The government hospital has tied up with Praxair India for installation of a liquid oxygen plant having a capacity of 1 lakh litre. The project entailed an investment of Rs 5 crore which was provided by the state health department.
Deputy superintendent of the hospital , Nakul Chaudhary said the work of installation of the plant and pipelines in the entire hospital has been completed. ” It is our ambitious project and we are looking forward to make it success. We are now waiting for Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation (PESO) approval from the Union government. The piped gas supply would begin soon after getting the mandatory approval,” he said.
He went on to explain that liquid oxygen is used to treat respiratory disorders and has been found to be more effective than oxygen concentrators or oxygen cylinders. ” Liquid oxygen offers several key advantages over other methods of oxygen delivery,” he said.
Notably, the 560-bed MGM Medical College Hospital will become the second government hospital after Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences ( RIMS), Ranchi to have the facility of piped oxygen supply.
MGM Medical College and Hospital is a government hospital with the facility of 540 beds. Everyday around 1000 patients come here for treatment. It may be mentioned that State Government governed Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College and Hospital, is an Indian medical school established in 1964. It is situated in the outskirts of Jamshedpur near Dimna. The college’s hospital is located in Sakchi.