India is witnessing the second wave of COVID-19. The Indian Defence Forces waged a war against the deadly virus by launching operation CO-JEET. Based on a request from the Srikakulam District Collector Shri J Niwas, the Indian Navy provided on “Oxygen on Wheels” plant to Palasa COVID Care Centre on Mayn25, 2021.
The “Oxygen on Wheels” designed by Naval Dockyard, was formally inaugurated at the Palasa, COVID Care Centre by Seediri Appalaraju, Minister of Animal Husbandry and Dairy Development and Fisheries in the presence of Sub Collector Suraj Ganore and the Naval Team.
The “Oxygen on Wheels” has been connected up with the Oxygen pipeline in the COVID Health Care Centre at Palasa by a team of specialists from Naval Dockyard Visakhapatnam and it provides oxygen round the clock for up to 12 patients admitted in the hospital. The team has also trained hospital staff in the operation of the plant. COVID-19 Surge in India: Indian Navy Sets Up COVID Care Centre at Vishakhapatnam’s Bheemunipatnam.
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The “Oxygen on Wheels” is a unique initiative launched by the Naval Dockyard wherein a PSA Oxygen Plant was integrated on a mobile platform to serve remote hospitals and was formally launched at Visakhapatnam by Vice Adm AB Singh, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, ENC on May 20, 2021.
India registered 2,08,921 daily new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours. The country has recorded less than two lakh daily new cases for 10 consecutive days. India’s overall COVID-19 tally mounted to 2,71,57,795 on Wednesday. India also reported 4,157 deaths due to the infection in a day taking the death-toll to 3,11,388. The actives cases dropped to 24,95,591.