New Delhi. To meet the urgent requirement of oxygen in various parts of the country, DRDO is arranging big size oxygen cylinders for fulfilling requirements of different hospitals. In this regard, DRDO has handed over 75 Nos. of such Cylinders to the Department of Health & Family Welfare, Government of NCT of Delhi, yesterday, April 29.
These cylinders are of 80 litres water capacity each and can be pressurized upto 130 bar. Hence each of these cylinders can store 10,000 Litres of oxygen. Forty oxygen cylinders of same capacity are being handed over to Cabinet Secretariat officials today, April 30, 2021, for utilization at Sardar Patel Covid Care Centre at Radha Soami Satsang Beas (RSSB), Chhatarpur, New Delhi.
These cylinders are high pressure seamless cylinders certified by Bureau of Indian Standards and approved by PESO (Petroleum & Explosives Safety Organization), Govt. of India which have been specially airlifted from Vadodara, Gujarat.
Efforts are being made for arranging many more such cylinders for different hospitals.