Project O2 for India

Through an initiative called 'Project O2,' these funds will be used to produce medical oxygen for various health facilities in India.
Sheena

Updated: Jun 15, 2021 02:19:50 pm

15 June 2021 Current Affairs:The Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser, Government of India's ‘Project O2 for India' is to enable stakeholders to work together to improve the country's ability to meet the rise in demand for medical oxygen in the aftermath of the second wave of the covid pandemic.

Highlights:
♦ As part of Project O2 for India, a National Consortium of Oxygen is enabling the national supply of critical raw materials such as zeolites, the establishment of small oxygen plants, the manufacture of compressors and final products includes oxygen plants, ventilators and concentrators .
♦ The consortium is looking forward to not only providing immediate to short-term relief, but also to strengthening the manufacturing ecosystem for long-term preparedness.
♦ The Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser is participating in a campaign to raise COVID-19 response funds from private sector companies, donor organisations, and individuals in order to strengthen India's fight against COVID-19.
♦ Through an initiative called 'Project O2,' these funds will be used to produce medical oxygen for various health facilities in India.
♦ The project addresses rising demand for medical oxygen by assisting government hospitals in procuring oxygen and related high priority equipment from approved manufacturers and start-ups, assisting manufacturers and start-ups in scaling up capacity, addressing logistical challenges, enabling supplies to extended/make-shift hospitals, and strengthening R&D and innovation for future pandemics.
 
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