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Atlas Copco inaugurates on-site oxygen plant at Vrindavan hospital

Dec 10, 2019

Atlas Copco, the home of industrial ideas, inaugurated an onsite oxygen plant at Ramakrishna Mission Hospital, Vrindavan. This is a CSR initiative from Atlas Copco, and is a part of their community engagement and social outreach projects. The project has been undertaken through Beacon Medæs, a leader in medical gas and laboratory gas systems. The oxygen plant launch was part of the Sarada Block inauguration at the hospital. The occasion was graced by the honourable President of India Ram Nath Kovind.

The onsite oxygen generation plant would lead to a more reliable source of oxygen supply, lowering the risk of interruption of supply amongst patients, which is a huge challenge in remote locations. The project includes medical gas pipeline system, including pipes, zone valve boxes, area alarms, master alarms, outlets and bed heads as per international standards; medical air system and medical vacuum system. The system has a manifold back-up of 60 oxygen cylinders in case of a major maintenance activity taking place for the oxygen generation plant.

Conrad Latham, General Manager, Compressor Technique, Atlas Copco India said, “The on-site oxygen plant at Ramkrishna Mission Hospital is an opportunity for us to positively impact people’s lives and contribute to better healthcare facilities using our innovative technologies. Atlas Copco is committed to inclusive, responsible growth, and to use its corporate strengths to uplift, empower and aid the community and country it operates in.”

Atlas Copco, as part of its CSR program, also plans to provide on-site oxygen plants to more hospitals across Maharashtra in locations like Sangli, Nagpur and Mumbai. BeaconMed's is a leading specialist in the design, supply and installation of piped medical gas distribution systems.