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AFMS To Import Oxygen Generation Plants & Containers From Germany

Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS) To Import Oxygen Generation Plants & Containers From Germany

Kohima, April 23 (NEx): The Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS) has decided to import oxygen generation plants and containers from Germany, amid shortage of oxygen in the hospitals during the second wave of COVID-19 across the country.

Twenty-three mobile oxygen generation plants are being airlifted from Germany that will be deployed in AFMS hospitals catering to the COVID patients, PRO Defence Kohima said.

Each plant has a capacity to produce 40 litres of oxygen per minute and 2,400 litres an hour. At this rate, it can cater to 20-25 patients round the clock. The advantage of these plants is that they are easily portable. These oxygen generating plants are expected to arrive in India within a week, PRO added.

In another important decision, Ministry of Defence is giving extension to Short Service Commissioned Doctors in AFMS till 31 December 2021 to tide over the current surge in medical services. This will augment the strength of AFMS by 238 more doctors, PRO stated.