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Hamirpur: NIT makes O2 cylinder replacement machine

Our Correspondent

Hamirpur, July 19

College students of the Nationwide Institute of Expertise (NIT) right here have developed a semi-automatic oxygen cylinder substitute machine for Covid sufferers at Dr Radhakrishnan Medical School and Hospital. The machine will likely be useful for Covid sufferers, who want 4 litres per minute stress throughout hospitalisation.

It takes not less than 4 individuals and half-an-hour to switch the empty cylinder and restore oxygen provide. This was creating issues for the well being workers and leading to critical issues. Debasweta Banik, Deputy Commissioner, initiated the method to rope in technical assist from the NIT, and Lalit Awasthi, Director, NIT, assigned the duty to mechanical and electrical wings of the institute.

Rajat Anant, a pupil {of electrical} engineering, below the steering of Dr RK Jaryal and Dr Rajesh Kumar developed the automated machine that may exchange the oxygen cylinder inside 5 to seven minutes. Medical oxygen cylinders utilized in hospitals usually weigh about 40-70 kg.

The Deputy Commissionersaid the semi-automatic machine developed by the NIT could be a help for the well being workers. She mentioned carrying oxygen cylinders to wards was time consuming and any delay may pose a risk to sufferers.

This machine would assist in offering quicker providers to the sufferers, in case the third wave of Covid-19 spreads, the Deputy Commissionersaid.

The take a look at run of the machine was profitable, and if required, extra could possibly be ready, mentioned Lalit Awasthi, Director, NIT.


Assist to well being workers

  • It takes not less than 4 individuals and half an hour to switch an empty cylinder and restore oxygen provide
  • The machine can exchange the cylinder inside 5-7 minutes.
  • Oxygen cylinders utilized in hospitals weigh about 40-70 kg

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