Amid a continuous demand for medical oxygen for coronavirus patients in the country, State-owned Coal India Ltd (CIL) has started a mission ‘Praana Vayu’, under which it is facilitating setting up oxygen plants and ventilators availability at hospitals and Covid care centres. “Responding to the needs, Coal India has launched Mission ‘Praana Vayu’, which is about providing oxygen support in various forms right from oxygen plants to oxygen banks,” the maharatna firm has said in a statement.
CIL said that in the once-in-a-century crisis arising out of COVID-19, the spotlight is on oxygen support. There is a surge in demand for medical oxygen as the therapeutic treatment of COVID-19 revolves around availability of this vital element, CIL said.
For obvious reasons, oxygen capacity expansion has emerged as a major requirement towards boosting healthcare facilities in the fight against the pandemic, it added.
The company is assisting District Hospital Simdega in Jharkhand to establish oxygen plant at a cost of Rs 99 lakh which also includes creation of ICU infrastructure.