A medical oxygen technology plant, which has been despatched by Italy to deal with the COVID-19 well being emergency in India and may assist 100 sufferers at one time, was operationalised at a CAPF hospital situated in Greater Noida on Thursday.
The equipment for the plant was delivered to the nation onboard a particular flight few days again and the Centre had deployed it at the CAPF referral hospital that’s operated by the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP).
“Italian Ambassador to India Vincenzo De Luca switched on the plant at a ceremony that was attended by senior ITBP officers. The plant has been installed and made operational at the hospital campus within 48 hours,” a spokesperson for the border guarding drive mentioned, reported ANI.
It will provide medical oxygen to greater than 100 COVID-19 beds accessible at this hospital, he added.
The Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) hospital primarily caters to the personnel of varied police and paramilitary organisations, their households, veterans of those forces that operate below the command of the Union Home Ministry.
Luca spoke at the occasion and mentioned the plant will probably be at this hospital “permanently” and it was an indication of friendship and solidarity between the 2 nations.
He additionally recounted how some Italian vacationers (about 17) in India have been handled by the ITBP medical setup after they contracted the coronavirus an infection final 12 months.
“After 48 hrs our team with ITBP have been able to make oxygen production machine working. It’s a sign of capacity of Italy and India to work together in a spirit of friendship and solidarity. This plant will supply oxygen to more than 100 beds at a time,” the Ambassador mentioned, information company ANI reported.
Senior ITBP officers current on the event mentioned the federal government and folks of India have “big gratitude” for the human gesture proven by Italy.
The nation is grappling with an acute scarcity of oxygen beds in hospitals aside from medicines and different life-saving medical care as a ferocious COVID-19 second wave is constant over the previous few weeks.
Coronavirus circumstances and deaths in the nation hit a file each day excessive with over 4.12 lakh new infections and three,980 fatalities, taking the full tally of COVID-19 circumstances to 2,10,77,410 and the loss of life toll to 2,30,168, in keeping with the Union Health Ministry information up to date on Thursday.