Ministry of Defence: Oxygen generation facility inaugurated at INHS Dhanvantari, Port Blair

Ministry of Defence: Oxygen generation facility inaugurated at INHS Dhanvantari, Port Blair

An oxygen generation facility was inaugurated by Commander-in-Chief, Andaman and Nicobar Command (CINCAN) Lieutenant General Ajai Singh at Indian Naval Hospital, INHS Dhanvantari in Port Blair on July 19, 2021. The plant has been installed to augment the medical and support facilities in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands amidst the COVID-19 situation.

The setting-up of the plant was taken up by the Andaman and Nicobar Command through M/s ITD Cementation India Limited, which is undertaking a major marine infrastructure project in the Command.

The firm took up this venture as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative. Despite COVID-19 restrictions, a new oxygen generation plant was procured from Chennai and was installed at INHS Dhanvantri in a short span.

The facility will be the only captive/in-house facility within the hospital for the generation of medical grade oxygen. It would ensure continued supply of medical oxygen to specified beds, thus providing huge support in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and significantly enhancing self-sufficiency.

Commissioner-cum-Secretary(Health), Andaman &Nicobar administration Shri Dr V Chandavelou; Director (Health), Andaman and Nicobar Islands Dr Omkar Singh; Project Head, M/s ITD Cementation India Limited Shri Anjan Halder and senior officers of ANC were present on the occasion.