Based on a request from the Srikakulam District Collector Shri J Niwas, the Indian Navy provided on ‘Oxygen on Wheels’ plant to Palasa COVID Care Centre on 25 May 21. The ‘Oxygen on Wheels’ designed by Naval Dockyard, was formally inaugurated at the Palasa, Covid Care Centre by Shri Seediri Appalaraju, Hon’ble Minister of Animal Husbandry & Dairy Development & Fisheries in the presence of Sub Collector Shri Suraj Ganore and the Naval Team.
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 20 May 21.
India recorded over 2,08,921 lakh new covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours ending 8 am Wednesday, taking the country’s total infections to over 2,71,57,795 crore. The daily surge in new cases have fallen below 3 lakh after a month. Out of these, over 24 lakh are active cases while over 2.40 crore people have recovered after testing positive. With 4,157 news deaths, the toll is now at 3,11,388.