Coal India to set up 25 medical oxygen plants across India

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May 19, 2021 3:45 AM

Of the 25 plants, five will be installed at CIL’s own hospitals with 332 beds in all, and the remaining 20 plants will be installed in 20 government-run district hospitals across Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, and Madhya Pradesh. The plants in district hospitals will be set up under the company's corporate social responsibility scheme.

During the two months of this fiscal, the non-power sector primarily drove the upward trend accounting for 50% of the total booked quantity of 21.5 MT.The results are an outcome of all possible factors arising out of the Covid-19 pandemic, a CIL official said.

PSU miner Coal India (CIL) will install 25 medical oxygen plants in 22 hospitals, 20 of which will together produce 12,700 litre of oxygen per minute. Four other plants will together generate 750 cubic metre per hour and one will be a refilling plant.

Of the 25 plants, five will be installed at CIL’s own hospitals with 332 beds in all, and the remaining 20 plants will be installed in 20 government-run district hospitals across Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, and Madhya Pradesh. The plants in district hospitals will be set up under the company’s corporate social responsibility scheme.

Of the five CIL’s in-house hospitals, Northern Coalfields and Central Coalfields will put up two plants each and Bharat Coking Coal will have one plant.

“The CIL-owned five plants will be installed before July, in a phase- wise manner, beginning from the first week of June. Plants supported by CIL at district hospitals are expected to be completed by August,” a senior company executive said.

“With the government declaring Covid measures as common CSR theme for CPSES in FY22, we shall further augment our Covid relief measures,” said the executive, adding that CIL would pump in Rs 35 crore to set up these plants, 88% of which would go to the hospitals other than that of the CIL’s five. All the 25 hospitals together will support 3,328 beds.

The Kolkata-headquartered PSU has supplied ventilators to the Kolkata Police Hospital as a part of its Covid relief measures.

CIL had spent Rs 264 crore exclusively on Covid relief measures, 50% of its total CSR spend of Rs 523 crore in FY 21. The company has 2,324 oxygen cylinders and 237 ventilators ready for use at its hospitals.

Another Kolkata-based PSU Balmer Lawrie & Co is putting up five Pressure Swing Adsorbtion Oxygen plants on five government hospital campuses at Ballari, Bidar, Kalaburagi, Koppal and Raichur in Karnataka, the company spokesperson said.

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