NLCIL FLOATED TENDERS FOR INSTALLING 9 OXYGEN PLANTS AND 500 OXYGEN CONCENTRATORS

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By Sarkaritel May 10, 2021 01:49

NLCIL FLOATED TENDERS FOR INSTALLING 9 OXYGEN PLANTS AND 500 OXYGEN CONCENTRATORS


With a view to augment the supply of medical oxygen, Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) NLC India Ltd is in the process of setting up Pressure Swing Medical Oxygen plants at its project sites including Neyveli and Thoothukudi in Tamil Nadu and sites across the country. Tenders have been floated for the Oxygen plants and once the process is completed, the plants will be set up within one month.

The move is in lines with the direction of the Union Coal Minister Pralhad Joshi to PSUs under its fold to set up oxygen plants to meet the rise in demand for medical oxygen in hospitals across the country.

NLCIL has planned to set up nine plants with capacity of 30 NM3/Hour based on the requirement at different locations. Two plants of 12 NM3/Hour capacity costing Rs.25 to Rs.30 lakhs will be installed at the NLCIL Hospital in Neyveli while three plants of 30 NM3/Hour capacity costing Rs.65 lakhs to 70 lakhs each will be installed in Chennai. The plants in Chennai will be installed in Government General Hospitals identified by the State Government, informed by Rakesh Kumar, Chairman-cum-Managing Director of NLCIL.

NLCIL will also be setting up three oxygen plants each in Rajasthan and through its subsidiary NUPPL in the state of Uttar Pradesh.

The Navratna undertaking has business operations in Neyveli and Thootukudi in Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, and Jharkhand and in a small way in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

The plants will be funded through the NLCIL’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program for the fiscal 2021-22.

Mr. Kumar who is directly monitoring the Hospitals in the company keeping in view the pandemic situation, has deputed Shri. Sathyamurthy CGM (HR) as incharge of the Hospital Administration.  A number of initiatives have been taken on war footing with the new team.  NLCIL had augmented its COVID bed capacity in its hospital and other places in Township in Neyveli from 90 to 500 beds (200 in the Hospital itself) for treatment of COVID-19 patients. The PSU had commenced Hospital Operations at Ghatampur UP within a week’s time with the combined team of L&T, GE and BGR.  70 bedded hospital is in operation now and additional 200 beds are arranged for Covid Care Centres in the nearby buildings.

“NLCIL is also in the process of placing orders for purchase of 500 Medical Oxygen Concentrators of 10 LPM capacity each. Tenders have already been floated and we will finalize the bidder in a week’s time. The oxygen concentrators will also be sent to States including Odisha, Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan based on the requirement,” Mr. Kumar said.

The PSU has also initiated steps on a war-footing for setting up CT scan facility at its hospital in Neyveli. The facility will be set up in one-and-a-half month’s time and will be used for not only employees but also people from the surrounding peripheral villages.

Dr.  Santhalakshmi GS Medical (I/C) and Dr C DhariniMouli RMO have been working with the team of doctors to strengthen the management of hospitals in the company andguided to prepare Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for various critical activities.  A 24 hours control room has been set up in the hospital to attend to the exigencies.They are also working on starting shortly online medical consultation for its employees who can get medical advice from their homes.

Sarkaritel
By Sarkaritel May 10, 2021 01:49

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