Central oxygen plant to be set up at Chandpur Sadar Hospital

Published : 09 Jul 2020 09:02 PM | Updated : 07 Sep 2020 03:14 AM

A central oxygen (high flow oxygen) plant is underway to be set up in Chandpur General Hospital with a capacity of 250 beds. A seven-member team of contractor Spectra Interna­tional Limited started the work from Monday morning, July 6.

Earlier on Sunday afternoon, the technical team and officials of the contractor Spectra International Limited visited the hospital for setting up a central oxygen plant. 

AGM Engineer Jahangir Alam and Site Engineer Saif Chowdhury visited the hospital from outside the isolation ward of the hospital and also saw the two cabins on the third floor which would be allotted for corona patients. 

At the same time, they also saw a part of the gynecology ward on the ground floor on the east side of the hospital where the machinery including the cylinder of the oxygen plant to be placed and from where oxygen will be supplied.

It is known that the equipment for setting up oxygen from Dhaka reached Chandpur Government Hospital in that night.

Meanwhile, patients in isolation on the 2nd floor of the main building of the hospital were shifted to the isolation ward of the former separate building on Sunday night for Central Oxygen Plant work. At the same time, all the wards of the hospital where the central oxygen plant will be set up were also evacuated.

A visit to the hospital on Monday morning revealed that some staff members of the contractor Spectra International Limited have started work on setting up a central oxygen plant in the isolation ward on the 2nd floor and the gynecology ward on the ground floor of the main building. They said they have a total of 7 members for this work.

Of these, 1 engineer, 2 assistant engineers and 4 staff will work on the oxygen plant as per the instructions of the engineers, they said. It was also found that oxygen, copper pipes, bulb keys, oxygen outlets and other equipment were kept in a room of Gynecology Ward on the ground floor on the east side of the hospital.

It is known that this central oxygen plant is being set up in the government hospital with the fund from of MA Wadud Memorial Trust, named after the father of local MP and Education Minister Dr. Dipu Moni and her brother Dr. JR Wadud Tipu

This high flow oxygen can give 70 to 80 liters of oxygen per hour to each patient. However, the current management is going to give a maximum of 15 to 20 liters per hour.

The staff of Spectra International Limited, the contractor who came to set up the Central Oxygen (High Flow Oxygen) plant, said that the work would be completed within the next 4/5 days. 

And when the work is completed by Friday, the hospitalized patients will get this central oxygen (high flow oxygen) from Saturday. And by doing so, the general patients including the patients affected by corona in isolation will also benefit a lot. 

Spectra AGM Engineer Jahangir Alam said, “If everything goes well, it will be possible to complete the whole work in the next five days, Allah willing.” Since then, high flow oxygen can be provided to the patients in the isolation ward as per their requirement.