Bayer launches oxygen plant in Sambalpur

Bayer, a global enterprise with core competencies in the life science fields of health care and nutrition, on Friday unveiled an oxygen plant with 500 LPM capacity, at SDH Rairakhol in Sambalpur district of Odisha, as part of its CSR initiative focusing on strengthening healthcare facilities in rural and underserved parts of India.

Apart from the Sambalpur district of Odisha, Bayer is also setting up oxygen plants in the Raichur district of Karnataka, Tikamgarh in Madhya Pradesh, and Guwahati in Assam.

 Inaugurating the new plant, Sambalpur District Magistrate and Collector Dibya Jyoti Parida said: “The private sector can play an important role in supporting the government to strengthen health facilities across the country. We thank Bayer and LobourNet for taking up the initiative of setting up this plant."

The plant has been set up in Sambalpur with a capacity to supply up to 100 beds in the hospital and aims to fulfill the critical need for medical-grade oxygen in a hospital, the company said in a statement.

The pressure swing absorption (PSA) Oxygen plant will generate, supply and store 93-95 % Pure Medical Oxygen for about 100 Oxygenated beds. This will allow the hospital to also run coronary care units (CCU), intensive care units (ICU) and Operation Theatres (OT) in the future.

The sub-divisional hospital currently has a 100-bed capacity and the newly installed oxygen plant is scaled to serve over 400 patients in need of oxygen support every month.

The dedicated oxygen plant will ensure a steady and stable supply of oxygen to the needy patients in the hospital, a critical factor in saving lives.

Speaking on the launch, Rachana Panda, Vice-President, and Country Head- Communications, Public Affairs, and Sustainability, South Asia, Bayer said, “The recent pandemic has highlighted the need to upgrade our health infrastructure, especially in the hinterland. ...It is always our endeavor to provide better nutrition and healthcare facilities to the local communities and I hope that this plant will be an important step in that direction.”
The hospital caters to a population of almost 70,000 residents in the area and with the activation of the oxygen plant, critical patients in need of oxygen will get the much-needed supply directly from the plant.
Mitsubishi Electric India donates air conditioners to Polytechnic Industrial Training Institute

Mitsubishi Electric India has donated and installed air conditioners in two labs of the Polytechnic Industrial Training Institute located in Manesar, Gurugram, as part of its CSR initiative.

Air conditioners have been installed in Highway Engineering Lab and Soil, and Foundation Engineering Lab of the institution, the company said in a statement.

The objective is to support the infrastructure of the Government Polytechnic Industrial Training Institute and help it excel so that students can get a comfortable environment to study and progress, it said.

A similar activity will be carried out by the company in 10 cities to support educational and health institutions, it added.

The company's CSR activities include Skill Development, Community Development and Climate Action.
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