Honeywell Hometown Solutions India Foundation (HHSIF), Honeywell’s charity, has decided to set up 10 oxygen plants with a capacity of 600 liters (LPM) per minute in government hospitals across India. In Maharashtra, these plants are set up in Pune, Ratnagiri and Solapur districts to support the health infrastructure in preparation for the third wave of Govt-19 epidemic.
Its first oxygen plant was inaugurated on Thursday at the late Thiru Badabai Muralitharan Kedekar Hospital run by PMC.
Each plant can cater to the needs of a hospital with more than 150 Intensive Care Units (ICU) beds. The oxygen produced at the site will be delivered directly to the hospital beds in the ICUs.
“Honeywell is pleased to partner with the Government to strengthen the health infrastructure in joint efforts to manage patient care during epidemics,” said Ashish Kejriwal, President of Honeywell India. “Timely and adequate oxygen supply can save lives and is an essential medical aid for COVID-19 patients. We are pleased to set up 10 oxygen plants of 600 liters per minute (LPM) each in remote districts of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Haryana and Uttarakhand to provide inclusive health care. .
The initiative is part of HHSIF’s commitment to set up 10 US – supervised oxygen production plants across Maharashtra, Karnataka, Haryana and Uttarakhand, the company said in a statement.
“Honeywell’s support is focused and timely. These oxygen production plants will help save lives during the COVID-19 crisis and improve the quality of critical care in government health facilities for many years to come,” said Sripath Desai, MD and Country Director for the United States.
Honeywell finances these plants’ annual maintenance contracts for two years to ensure that they operate smoothly after the one-year warranty period expires.
Oxygen production plant in Popodi Murlider Mohol, Mayor,. It was inaugurated in the presence of several government officials including Sunita Wadekar, Deputy Mayor, Pune; Vikram Kumar, Municipal Commissioner and Hemant Rasne, Standing Committee Chairman, PMC.
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“The Corporation of Pune Corporation has been actively involved in the contingency plan for the possible third wave. Over the past few months, we have obtained the support of Honeywell’s Hospital in Pune for our efforts to control the epidemic and improve the health infrastructure through various activities such as the installation of cow care centers, oxygen concentrators and medical supplies. We are pleased with the recent support, which will help a lasting solution in the long run, ”he added.
Kumar said, “The city has been hit hard by the outbreak of gas and we continue to fight to strengthen our health infrastructure. We are well supported by Honeywell. They have done some exemplary work over the past few months to support us in our efforts to create better health infrastructure. The oxygen production plant provided by Honeywell Helped to bring life-saving oxygen supply to patients.