MEIL to augment supply of 35 lakh litres Oxygen per day in Telugu States

V. Rishi Kumar Hyderabad May 8 | Updated on May 08, 2021

Collaborates with DRDO to construct 40 Oxygen plants

To support the efforts of the governments in Telugu States, Megha Engineering and Infrastructures Ltd (MEIL) has decided to supply free Medical Oxygen B type cylinders to meet the increasing need of Oxygen for Covid patients.

MEIL has submitted its proposal to the Telangana government.

As per the initiative taken by the Engineering major, MEIL is planning to supply 500 to 600 Oxygen cylinders per day with each cylinder having a capacity of 7,000 litres. The total quantum of supply of Oxygen thus will be around 35,00,000 litres.

MEIL has received request to refill Oxygen cylinders from Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences (50 cylinders), Sarojini Devi Eye Hospital (200), Apollo Institute of Medical Sciences (100) and Hyderabad Care Hi-tech hospital (50). These hospitals have augmented their Covid bed strength based on the spurt in cases.

On the other hand, MEIL, with the Technical support of DRDO, is planning to construct 30-40 oxygen generation plants. Each plant can generate 150-1000 litres per minute based on the technology of on-board oxygen generation used in fighter planes. Director DRDO Col. BS Rawat has appointed Senior Scientist Dr Raghavendra Rao to coordinate the initiative.

MEIL is currently manufacturing a 30 Metric Tons per day Cryogenic Oxygen Liquefaction Plant and the same will be installed and will be commissioned at ITC Bhadrachalam by May 13. The cryogenic Oxygen will then be converted into usable liquid oxygen for medical purposes at the MEIL facilities.

MEIL has expressed that it is ready to import 2-3 Cryogenic Oxygen Tanks from its own unit in Spain which will help in the sourcing and movement of liquid Oxygen.

Published on May 08, 2021

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