In the second wave of Corona, we see everything that we hardly ever seen before. A record number of people become infected and die from the infection. The situation is that even hospital beds are not empty that patients can be admitted and patients do not get enough oxygen. People run behind oxygen cylinders to save their lives. However, the oxygen concentrator is also mentioned in the meantime. Experts believe that the oxygen concentrator may be useful for Corona patients who live in home isolation. Let’s know what is an oxygen concentrator, how it works, and how useful is it for Corona patients?
What is an oxygen concentrator and how does it work?
An oxygen concentrator is a medical device that separates oxygen from the air. In fact, there are many types of gases in the air in our atmosphere and this condenser takes the air itself inside and supplies pure oxygen by separating other gases from it.
According to a 2015 report by the World Health Organization, the concentrator was established so that hospitalized patients would be provided with continuous oxygen. They can continuously produce oxygen seven days a week, twenty-four hours, and for five years or more.
What do Corona patients benefit from oxygen concentrators?
Experts say that if you have coronavirus and are in home isolation, an oxygen concentrator can be a good option for supplying oxygen if needed. It can supply five to ten liters of oxygen in one minute. The most important thing is that like oxygen cylinders they do not need to be refilled frequently and if there is no electricity they can be operated with the help of converters.
Does the oxygen concentrator also have disadvantages?
If someone has a dangerous corona, it will not be good for them at all, because they need an oxygen supply of about 40 to 50 liters per minute, which is not the case for an oxygen concentrator. Apart from this, the most important thing is that the oxygen supply to the condenser is low. Provides 90-95 percent of pure oxygen, while the purity of oxygen delivered in intensive care units is 98 percent.
What is the cost of an oxygen concentrator?
A good oxygen concentrator can take you from 30k rupees to 60k rupees. You can get it at a medical equipment store or you can also order it online if you want. However, the most important thing is that it should only be used on the advice of a doctor.
Note: Dr Sudhir Choudhury is a qualified Consultant in Respiratory Medicine. He received his MBBS from GSVM College of Medicine, Kanpur then he completed his MSc in Medicine (Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases) from GSVM College of Medicine, Kanpur. He also has an IMA membership. Sudhir Choudhury has 38 years of experience in this field.
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