The Aligarh Muslim University has installed a high-capacity oxygen generation plant on July 31 amid high speculation of Covid-19 third wave. The Vice-Chancellor of varsity Prof. Tariq Mansoor inaugurated the oxygen plant at AMU’s Jawaharlal Nehru College (JNMC).
While inaugurating the oxygen plant Dr Mansoor said, “This is the second oxygen plant to be inaugurated at JNMC. It will supply oxygen to Respiratory ICU, Paediatric Ward & ICU, Medicine Ward, Pulmonology Ward, Coronary Care Unit and CCU”.
First oxygen plant was installed at the JNMC in June which was imported from Germany after a contribution from AMU Chancellor Dr Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin and other university alumni.
This oxygen plant is built using the PM CARES (Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations) fund.
AMU VC said that the third such plant under the PM CARES Fund has been dispatched and will be received within three days. The oxygen plant is expected to be installed in a week’s time.
“With both these inaugurated oxygen plants, JNMC now has a capacity of producing around 2000 litres of oxygen per minute at a time. The third such plant will further raise the in-house oxygen production,” Prof Masoor added.
For the unversed, during the second wave of ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, at least 50 teaching and non-teaching staffs were succumbed to the virus.