New Delhi: The Indian Navy has provided one 'Oxygen on Wheels' plant to Palasa COVID Care Centre on May 25. The 'Oxygen on Wheels' designed by Naval Dockyard, was formally inaugurated at the Palasa, COVID Care Centre by Minister of Animal Husbandry & Dairy Development & Fisheries Seediri Appalaraju in the presence of Sub Collector Suraj Ganore and the Naval Team. "The Oxygen on Wheels' plant to Palasa COVID Care Centre has been provided on the basis of a request from the Srikakulam District Collector J Niwas" said a statement from the Ministry.
The 'Oxygen on Wheels' has been connected up with the Oxygen pipeline in the COVID Health Care Centre at Palasa by a team of specialists from Naval Dockyard Visakhapatnam and it provides oxygen round the clock for up to 12 patients admitted in the hospital. The team has also trained hospital staff in the operation of the plant.
'Oxygen on Wheels' is a unique initiative launched by the Naval Dockyard wherein a PSA Oxygen Plant was integrated on a mobile platform to serve remote hospitals and was formally launched at Visakhapatnam by Vice Adm AB Singh, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, ENC on May 20.