Centralised oxygen supply facility set up in medical college, beach hospital in Kozhikode
Kozhikode: A centralized oxygen supply through pipeline system has been established in Kozhikode Medical College and general hospital (beach hospital) amid the surge in COVID cases. With this facility, these hospitals can ensure oxygen supply to patients in multiple beds simultaneously. Instead of giving separate cylinder to each bed, the hospitals will be able to supply oxygen to all patients through a pipeline.
Oxygen taken from the plants will be collected in a special tank and filled in the oxygen outlets arranged close to each bed through a pipeline. Oxygen in the cylinders also can be supplied through the pipeline.
In general hospital, 22 beds are arranged in medical and surgical ICUs each with this facility. At present, all beds in ICU are occupied by COVID patients. Apart from this, Cardiac ICU with 9 beds, cardiac ward with 18 beds and two operation theatres are utilizing this centralized oxygen facility.
This facility was arranged in the hospital during the first phase of the COVID outbreak itself. At present, preparations are in progress to make 120 beds equipped with the facility.
In Medical College, a total of 554 beds in various departments are equipped with oxygen points. In view of the COVID second wave, the oxygen supply will be ensured to 200 beds too. Centralized oxygen supply is available for 400 beds in the hospital for women and children here.
Oxygen points are being operated in 200 beds at PMSSY block which are reserved for COVID patients in the Medical College. Currently, the installation of over 220 oxygen outlets is in progress. It is expected that the work will be completed within two weeks.
Though COVID patients are not admitted, chest hospital, super speciality hospital and cancer centre are also have centralized oxygen supply facility.