New Delhi/Kolkata: Two Medical Oxygen Generator Plants (MOGP) under its CSR initiatives have been inaugurated by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd, (GRSE) at Ramkrishna Mission Seva Pratisthan (RMSP) and Saroj Gupta Cancer Centre and Research Institute (SGCCRI) in Kolkata on Friday.
The 26 NM3 capacity oxygen plant at RMSP was inaugurated by GRSE's Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) Rear Admiral VK Saxena, IN (Retd,) in presence of Ramakrishna Mission Seva Pratishthan (RMSP) Secretary Swami Nityakamananda Ji, GRSE's Director (Personnel) Cmde PR Hari IN (Retd) and senior officials of GRSE and RMSP.
Considering the possibility of a coronavirus third wave, the newly established MOGPs aim to address the oxygen crisis, if any, for COVID-19 patients in the city. Firmly committed to the cause of humanity amidst the COVID-19 spread, and in continuing its fight against the pandemic, the initiative by GRSE is expected to play a pivotal role in making these hospitals self-reliant while battling the deadly virus.
The MOGP at RMSP helps in avoiding dependency on the scarcity of oxygen cylinders by enabling the hospital generates on-site medical oxygen in a cost-effective manner.
Highlighting the importance of the CSR initiative taken by the company Saxena said, “GRSE has long been deeply engaged in social and sustainable development projects in and around the Shipyard as well as across Kolkata. Oxygen is a very important clinical gas in the treatment of COVID-19. These plants will not only fulfil the oxygen supply for the hospitals but also put in place the required infrastructure thus better preparing them for a probable third wave.”
Notably, earlier this year, GRSE signed MoUs with Ramkrishna Mission Seva Pratisthan, Saroj Gupta Cancer Centre and Research Institute, Thakurpur and Bharat Sevashram Sangha Hospital, Joka, to set up medical oxygen generator plants under its CSR initiatives. For years now, GRSE is purposefully instrumental in West Bengal’s development saga and has been contributing towards building a better tomorrow for the state.
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