Tribune News Service
Chandigarh/New Delhi, April 23
As hospitals throughout the nation reel below scarcity of medical oxygen amidst the second wave of COVID-19, the Armed Forces Medical Service (AFMS) has determined to import oxygen technology plants and containers from Germany to meet important necessities.
These oxygen generating plants are anticipated to be right here inside every week, mentioned Ministry of Defence spokesperson Bharat Bhushan Babu on Friday.
The oxygen items can be deployed solely at army hospitals which might be straining below an elevated load of serving personnel and retired veterans. Fresh directions and revised protocols have been issued by service headquarters final week to assist mitigate the unfold of infections.
“These 23 mobile oxygen generation plants are being airlifted from Germany. These will be deployed in AFMS hospitals catering to the COVID patients,” Babu mentioned.
Defence Minister (*23*) Singh, at a high-level assessment assembly on April 20, directed the armed forces to go forward with the procurement of important medical necessities below emergency powers of procurement.
These oxygen generating plants are anticipated inside every week, in accordance to the Ministry of Defence.
The Defence Research and Development Organisation has additionally pitched in with oxygen technology plants and related gear produced by it. In addition to different devices, the onboard oxygen technology plant developed for the Tejas fighter has been tailored for medical use.
As the nation witnesses an unprecedented variety of COVID-19 infections, the Armed Forces have deployed their males, gear and amenities to help the civilian administration as and the place required.
IAF plane in addition to Army’s railway wagons have additionally been pressed into service to ferry oxygen tankers and oxygen cylinders together with different important objects to varied elements of the nation. Military medical amenities are additionally open to treating civilian sufferers.