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Udupi Mission Hospital acquires an oxygen generation plant | Bangalore News


UDUPI: A new oxygen generator factory installed at the Lombard Memorial Hospital (Mission), Udupi, purchased and installed by the Azim Premji Foundation, was inaugurated on Monday.
The PSA oxygen generator is imported from Portugal at a price of Rs 40 lakh, with the Azim Premji Foundation donating the full amount. It has the capacity to produce 30 jumbo oxygen cylinders per day and also has an automatic change system if more oxygen is needed from additional cylinders. There is a separate oxygen supply for the intensive care unit.
Thanks to this, the hospital now has oxygen pipelines to all wards, the injured, the intensive care unit (ICU), the high dependency unit (HDU), the working theater and the hospital theater. ‘operations (OT). In addition, the hospital has ten small personal oxygen concentrators and two high-flow nasal oxygen systems.
Inaugurating the factory, Jayakar Shetty, CEO of the Badagabettu Credit Cooperative Society, praised the efforts of the doctors and staff at Mission Hospital for their dedication, compassion and commitment to service, especially during the crisis of Covid.
Dr Sushil Jathanna, director of the hospital, thanked the Azim Premji Foundation for their generous contribution to the establishment of the factory and said the hospital has also invested in ensuring that all wards and rooms are supplied with power. in oxygen. He informed that a four-bed high dependency unit (HDU) has been established in addition to a six-bed Covid intensive care unit and another four-bed non-Covid intensive care unit.
“The mission hospital is prepared to deal with any increase in admissions if a third wave of Covid occurs,” he said, urging the public to take more responsibility for their own health by adopting behavior appropriate for Covid, such as wearing masks, using disinfectants, and maintaining social distancing. He also called on all those who are not vaccinated to get vaccinated as soon as possible and urged the central government to ensure that all healthcare and frontline workers receive the booster dose.