An oxygen generation plant was inaugurated at INHS Jeevanti on 14 January 2022 by Surgeon Captain Dev Kamal Kagti, the Commanding Officer, in the presence of Rear Admiral Philipose G Pynumootil, Flag Officer Commanding Goa Area.
The plant, based on ‘Pressure Swing Adsorption’ technology, is capable of generating 200 litres of medical oxygen per minute. The facility will augment the critical care capability of the hospital, with oxygen ports now being made available in all wards in addition to the ICU and Operation Theatre.
A medical gas pipeline system integrated with a gaseous oxygen manifold and a 6000 litre liquid oxygen tank, for ensuring continuous and uninterrupted oxygen supply, was also inaugurated on the occasion.
Covid19 cases have been steadily increasing in Goa since the new year. On 15 January alone, number of new cases in Goa crossed the 3000-mark.
In light of the surge in the fresh Covid-19 infections, Goa has prepared over 4000 beds in government and private sectors and eight oxygen-producing plants.