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COVID-19: CSIR scientists design oxygen enrichment unit that can be used in homes, hospitals

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said that the unit can help reduce the demand for oxygen cylinders and ventilators.

Published: 30th June 2020 08:46 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th June 2020 08:46 AM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

NEW DELHI: Scientists at CSIR have designed an oxygen enrichment unit that can be used in homes, hospitals and remote rural areas and can prove to be very important in COVID-19 times, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Monday.

He said the unit can help reduce the demand for oxygen cylinders and ventilators.

"Scientists at the CSIR (Council of Scientific & Industrial Research)-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune have designed an oxygen enrichment unit that can be used when needed in homes, hospitals and remote rural areas. This can prove to be very important in the COVID times," he said in a tweet.

"One of its features is that it does not require #oxygen cylinder. This unit may help reduce the demand for oxygen cylinders and ventilators. If #COVID19 patients get oxygen initially, they do not need ventilators later. @IndiaDST," Vardhan said in another tweet.

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