France will be soon sending the supply of relief material which includes 8 medical oxygen generators, Liquid oxygen for 2000 patients, and 28 ventilators to India for fighting the Corona pandemic more effectively.
“In the next few days, France will deliver to India not only immediate relief but also long-term capacities: 8 high capacity oxygen generators, each providing year-long oxygen for 250 beds – Liquid oxygen for 2000 patients for 5 days and 28 ventilators & equipment for ICUs,” said Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs of France in a statement.
“The eight medical oxygen generators, manufactured by a French SME, each of which can make an Indian hospital autonomous in oxygen supply for approximately 10 years. These oxygen production units are durable installations that can produce medical oxygen from ambient air year long. Each unit can uninterruptedly supply a 250-bed hospital. Its oxygen output can fulfill the needs of 15 critically ill COVID patients in an ICU (or 30 patients in the ICU of a conventional hospital) or 150 patients on oxygen therapy in a conventional hospital facility,” it adds.
“These oxygen generators also include ramps for filling oxygen cylinders; containers of liquid medical oxygen – 5 being sent in the first installment – capable of supplying medical oxygen to up to 10,000 patients for a day,” it further adds.
The shipment is expected to reach India by air and sea freight by the end of the week.
Coordinated by the Ministry’s Crisis and Support Centre the mission would be carried out by the Embassy of France in India.