High Court tells Delhi to Install Oxygen Plant.
The Delhi High Court on Thursday asked all large hospitals in the national capital with 100 or more beds to install PSA oxygen plants, saying that the bitter experience they all had due to the acute shortage of medical oxygen, for the treatment of COVID-19 patients, it’s gone. a lesson to learn.
The high court said it is time that at least large hospitals with facilities of 100 beds or more have their own pressure swing absorption (PSA) oxygen plants, which should have a capacity of at least twice their normal requirement. , as this would be enough. a long way to reduce dependence on external sources.
A bench of judges Vipin Sanghi and Jasmeet Singh also asked the Chief Secretary (Health) of the Delhi government to take care of the aspect of PSA oxygen plants in hospitals and present a status report on it before May 27.
Considering that the pandemic occurs once in a century and hopefully we will see its end sooner or later, we are of the opinion that larger hospitals with facilities of 100 beds or more should have their own PSA plants which should have a capacity of at least twice as many as normal, the bank said.
He also said that smaller hospitals and nursing homes with 50 to 100 beds should have PSA plants with a capacity of their normal requirement. It will help greatly if this situation arises again in the future, the bank said.
The bitter experience that everyone has had in Delhi with a huge shortage of medical oxygen has certainly left a lesson to be learned, especially in hospitals, the bank noted.
The court noted from an earlier submission by the Max Hospital physician that they will be willing to install PSA plants in their open parking space, however, the hospital should be allowed to build a multi-level parking lot at its own cost.
The court said that since the installation of the plants will need some space, it would be appropriate for the municipal corporations and the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to bring about some relaxations in the construction statutes regarding the coverage area for the plants to PSA plants can be installed. in open parking lots of hospitals.
He asked the MCD and DDA to address these issues for which the amicus curiae will convene a meeting with the two authorities, as well as representatives from hospitals and nursing homes within a week.
The court said that these instructions must be followed by all hospitals in the national capital, which depends on the Delhi government, the central government, municipal corporations, and others, and must also be followed in the case of new hospitals.
Furthermore, the court also examined the situation reports submitted by the government and the Delhi Center which indicate that some PSA plants are installed in their hospitals and some are in the process of being installed.
The Center’s lawyer told the court that some plants to be installed have not been received since they are part of the aid received from several countries.
The court said the position as it appears today is that most of the plants have not yet been installed and put into operation, adding that the installation of those being manufactured within India should be prioritized should the need arise. in the future of another wave. comes from.
He also said that the Center and the Delhi government will appoint nodal officers, with sufficient rank, to monitor the aspect of supplying and installing PSA plants in hospitals here, if they have not already done so.
Regarding the increase in cryogenic tankers to transport medical oxygen to the national capital, which should include the projected increase in demand, as shown above, the high court asked the central and Delhi governments to submit their respective status reports.
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