On 26th of September 2020, hand-over of our new Oxygen Production Plant was done.
After the pipelines had been installed in June 2020, the plant itself was installed by a representative of the manufacturer from Turkey. Training was provided by the manufacturer to our local biomedical engineer and other staff.
The plant provides oxygen and compressed air for our new Intensive care unit (ICU), dialysis, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), theatre and maternity.
Oxygen and compressed air are needed in order to run ventilators on ICU as well as incubators on NICU. Meanwhile, 3 ventilators are in use on our ICU and 2 incubators on our NICU. At theatre, anaesthesia machines are supplied with oxygen. Oxygen outlets are also very helpful at the recovery area of our theatre and on our maternity ward.
In the future we plan to have an oxygen filling station. This will enable us to provide oxygen cylinders for other facilities as well as for our own use.