New Delhi: In an accelerated effort to ensure the supply of oxygen in abundance, Hitachi, Ltd. and Hitachi India Pvt. Ltd. have collaborated with Vimhans Nayati Super Specialty Hospital and set up an oxygen plant of 150nm3 (cube) capacity on the premises of the hospital in Delhi. Considering the threat of the fourth wave and future waves of the pandemic, the partnership will strive to ensure that the citizens of India get immediate access to oxygen. The plant will achieve a 97 per cent level of O2 purity, conforming to the industry standards, and offering the best facility to patients. The O2 PSA (Pressure Swing Adsorption) plant will be a necessity to further strengthen the health infrastructure of Delhi, which is gearing up to ensure qualitative medical facilities and make them accessible to the people of Delhi.
Commenting on the initiative, Bharat Kaushal, Managing Director, Hitachi India, “We at Hitachi, are determined to support people and the society at large in these challenging times. With the likelihood of an overall pattern of the coronavirus pandemic, we feel the need to support our country by contributing to further strengthening the health infrastructure. Commissioning an independent O2 PSA plant would help cut down the dependability of hospitals on external oxygen resources and would make the health institute self-reliant. This collaboration between Hitachi India, and Vimhans Nayati Super Specialty Hospital is a testimony to our conviction that together, we can overcome all challenges and create a better Quality of Life for citizens. Through this endeavour, Hitachi is powering well a healthier society and a robust self-reliant India for today and the times to come.”
“The setting up of an oxygen plant in collaboration with Hitachi India will not only make us self-reliant and equip us to deal with unforeseen phases of the pandemic but would also improve health resilience. With the commissioning of the O2 plant, we can supply uninterrupted oxygen to critical patients, those in ICUs, neonatal and pediatric units, and emergency wards, and provide the best medical care. This humanitarian gesture by Hitachi India is commendable and we look forward to strengthening this partnership and bringing new transformations in the healthcare arena” said Dr S.N. Chaudhry, Chairman, VIMHANS.
A step toward building a sustainable health infrastructure for society, the O2 plant is automated with in-built safety measures, which will supply high-quality medical oxygen to patients, while making the hospital self-sufficient in meeting the oxygen needs of its patients.
Keeping in line with the government’s vision of Atmanirbhar Bharat and Digital India, Hitachi through its Social Innovation Business Solution, is actively providing technological solutions in areas such as energy, mobility, infrastructure, education, agriculture, and healthcare. Contributing to the nation’s mission for building a resilient future, Hitachi is extending its initiative of ‘Powering Good’ with the collaborative roadmap that has been aimed at building an undisputed India across varied business verticals.
Fighting against the pandemic, in FY2020, Hitachi India Research & Development Centre supported India to keep the citizens and society informed through a robust data-driven COVID-19 information platform. The dashboard drew relevant data and details from across reliable and authentic digital platforms and presents it to the user in a friendly and analytical format. The details include the prevailing COVID-19 situation in India covering the length and breadth of data at the state, district, and national levels.
Hitachi has always strived to leverage technology and innovation to bring a positive transformation in society and the lives of people. With its holistic, citizen-centric solutions, Hitachi will continue to partner with the Government of India in digitally transforming the social infrastructure and enriching citizens’ lives through collaboration with stakeholders and partners.