Oxair’s PSA Equipment Breathes New Life into Indian Hospital
Oxair Gas Systems was called in by a hospital in the Bijapur district of the bustling Indian state of Karnataka to transform its oxygen supply set-up, after ventilators supporting patients’ breathing had been idle for almost two years.
Piping issues were the cause of the problem for Choudhary Hospital, which was also reliant on outsourcing oxygen cylinders. Oxair’s India agent Agastya restored the pipes to bring the ventilators back into operation before installing an Oxair Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) system to ensure a permanent supply of oxygen.
More and more medical facilities in India are installing PSA equipment to ensure cost-effective supplies of the life-saving gas rather than being at the mercy of deliveries of traditional cylinders, which can be affected by poor transport connectivity and extreme weather events.
To help eliminate possible future interruptions to its oxygen supply chain and reduce the requirement for staff to manhandle cylinders, the multi-specialty hospital switched to a PSA system from Oxair to guarantee constant, high purity oxygen on tap, with immediate back-up when needed.
Oxair is making inroads in what is one of the world’s major healthcare markets, convincing many hospitals in India to discard the conventional method of importing oxygen cylinders in favour of an automated system. PSA delivery equipment offers a sustainable alternative directly where it’s needed with constant purity of up to 93-94%.
PSA is a unique process that separates oxygen from compressed air. The gas is then conditioned and filtered before being stored in a buffer tank to be piped directly to the end user on demand or to refill cylinders already in circulation.
General Surgeon, Dr Ravikumar K Choudhary, who founded Choudhary hospital in 2005, said: “The PSA system from Oxair is supporting eight patients through two ventilators. We can now release staff from the burden of shifting cylinders around and offer better patient care with a permanent flow of high-quality oxygen directly where it’s needed.”
Choudhary is following in the footsteps of other hospitals in the Indian medical fraternity that have realised the benefits of having their own source of oxygen, rather than counting on outside sources and the handling of cylinders.
Oxair’s PSA units are quality medical devices designed to last and deliver consistent, high purity oxygen to hospitals and healthcare facilities in even the remotest locations around the globe. As well as India, hospitals worldwide are benefiting from Oxair’s PSA units which have also been installed in Africa, the Philippines, Tonga, and Indonesia to provide a reliable and sustainable supply of oxygen.
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