With upsurge in country's COVID-19 cases, many organisations have come forward to offer their best during these tough times. Telangana's Calvary Temple has been converted into a COVID care centre. The 300-bed capacity centre was inaugurated by TRS leader and MLC K Kavitha. It is a highly equipped centre with oxygen support and has round the clock presence of doctors and nurses. The temple association is looking forward to further increase the bed capacity to 1,000 in coming days.
A Hyderabad-based start-up claims to have developed a portable and affordable oxygen generator. India is currently facing an acute shortage of medical oxygen amid a huge rise in Covid-19 cases. The Phi Factory co-founder Praveen Gorakavi said that the machine can support two patients for six hours, or one for twelve hours. It can prove to be crucial in saving lives while patients await medical care. Watch the full video for more.
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As the country is reeling under the horrific second wave of pandemic and acute oxygen shortage, a start-up in Hyderabad came up with a invention to address the crisis. 'The Phi Factory' has created a portable oxygenerator, which works on Hydrogen Peroxide, under the name 'Project Vayuputra'. Vayuputra has been developed with an objective to support COVID-19 patients who are under home isolation. Price of this oxygenerator would be around Rs. 2,500 to Rs. 2,600 that includes the oxygenerator along with 10x2 liter bottles of Hydrogen Peroxide.
Amid spike in COVID-19 infections, a badminton court in Chandigarh's SD College has been converted into a 50-bed COVID care facility. The centre will have all medical facilities including oxygen cylinders. Doctor and nurses will present round the clock and will keep a track of patient through CCTV cameras installed in the facility. SD College vice Principal Rohina Khullar informed that the centre will have music facility in order to give a soothing environment to patients. "We will have cooks for providing 3-meals a day and along with that if anyone wants something different, it will also be provided."
Chief Minister of Haryana, Manohar Lal Khattar said that control room for oxygen supply has been made in Chandigarh amid soared requirement of oxygen in the state. He also informed that they have received 12,700 Remdesivir injections from the Centre till now out of demand of 20,000. "We have made control room for oxygen supply in Chandigarh. We have been allotted 70 MT per day of oxygen from Odisha. We have acquired 20 tankers for the transportation of oxygen. We need more tankers. We have demanded 20,000 Remdesivir injections from the Centre, as of now we have received 12,700 injections. We also received 160 Tocilizumab injections from the Centre, out of which we gave 80 to private hospitals and 80 to govt medical colleges," said CM Manohar Lal Khattar.
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