In its efforts to combat Covid-19 and be future-ready, Tata Steel commissioned a state-of-the-art Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) oxygen plant at Tata Central Hospital in West Bokaro on Tuesday.
Pressure Swing Adsorption is a technology used to absorb nitrogen from ambient air to concentrate oxygen for supply to hospitals or industries, as the case may be.
The oxygen thus generated can be supplied straight to the site of use either through a dedicated pipeline or compressed to fill cylinders.
Chanakya Chaudhary, vice-president (Corporate Services), Tata Steel was the chief guest at the inaugural function. Dr Sudhir Rai, general manager, (Medical Services), Tata Steel, Dr Rajan Chaudhry, advisor, Medical Services, Tata Steel and Sourav Roy, chief (Corporate Social Responsibility), Tata Steel and Manish Mishra, general manager, West Bokaro Division, Tata Steel were also present.
Set-up by the Tata Steel Foundation, the PSA Oxygen Plant is spread over 726 sq ft. in area and has a capacity of 833 Liters per minute.
Besides, the plant acts as the storage area for keeping filled and empty oxygen cylinders.
The PSA oxygen plant will not only make Tata Central Hospital a fully self-sufficient hospital in terms of medical oxygen supply but will also enhance the medical facility by providing continuous oxygen support to all 50 beds inside the hospital during peak time.
Significantly, Tata Central Hospital in collaboration with Tata Steel Foundation has been monitoring the Covid-19 situation at West Bokaro and is making all possible efforts to serve the community in the best possible manner.
In May this year, an 80-bed Covid Care Centre was inaugurated by chief minister Hemant Soren at West Bokaro.
Apart from setting up a full-fledged oxygen plant, Tata Steel plays a major role when it comes to Covid care support.
So far more than 33,000 people from in and around West Bokaro have been vaccinated and in days to come Tata Steel Foundation will provide vaccination at the doorstep in the peripheral villages.
Data available from Tata Steel Foundation revealed that in Jharkhand, more than 1.83 lakh people have been counselled on Covid-19 related issues, more than 34000 food packets served to the community, 18000 masks distributed among the community and 3.5 lakh Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) kits have been distributed so far to combat Covid-19. Telegraph India