The second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic shook the country’s system. There is severe lack of oxygen in hospitals with shortages of beds and medicines. With this arrangement, according to information provided by the Ministry of Defense today, 500 medical oxygen plants will be established in the country by the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) under the PM Cares Fund. This information was provided by Defense Minister Rajnath Singh. The Minister of Defense said in a tweet, “The Medical Oxygen Plant (MOP) technology that DRDO has developed for LCA Tejas will help address the current oxygen deficiency of Kovid-19 patients.” Let’s know that LCA, the medical oxygen plant technology developed by DRDO, acts as oxygen generation onboard Tejas.
The Embed a Tweet It will set up 500 medical oxygen plants within 3 months under the PM CARES Fund.
Medical oxygen plant technology developed by DRDO to generate in-plane oxygen for LCA, Tejas will now help combat the current oxygen crisis for COVID-19 patients. pic.twitter.com/3TyWMtU5TO
– रक्षा मंत्री कार्यालय / RMO India (DefenseMinIndia) April 28, 2021
Due to the rise in Kovid-19 cases in India, there is an acute shortage of medical oxygen and hospital beds in many states. In a statement, DRDO said the transfer of the MOP technology will be made to Tata Advance Systems Ltd. In Bangalore and Trident Pneumatics in Coimbatore. After that, these two companies will set up a medicinal oxygen plant. These plants will produce 1,000 liters of oxygen per minute.
All essential things including oxygen cylinders are supplied to India from other countries in the world including America. Apart from this, two 500-500 bed Kovid hospitals will be established by DRDO in Hisar and Panipat, Haryana. Giving him information on the matter, Haryana State Health Minister Anil Vij said that the Western Army Command has been asked to provide doctors and other medical personnel to these hospitals.