CSIR , National Chemical Lab , Pune designs portable oxygen unit

▴ CSIR portable oxygen unit
The portable oxygen unit can be used in homes, hospitals and remote rural areas.

Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan said that scientists at CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune have designed a portable oxygen unit that can be used in homes, hospitals and remote rural areas.

In a series of tweets today, he said, one of the strengths of this unit is that it does not require an oxygen cylinder and the use of this unit can help in reducing the demand for ventilators and oxygen cylinders. The Minister said, if the corona patients get oxygen initially, they do not need ventilators later. He said this can prove to be very important in the Covid-19 pandemic situation.

The Government today said that a total of three lakh 21,723 people affected with coronavirus have been cured in the country so far. In the past 24 hours, 12,010 people have recovered from Covid-19 and with this, the recovery rate has reached 58.67 percent.

The Health and Family Welfare Ministry said a total of 19,459 new cases of Covid-19 have been reported in the country within 24 hours taking the total number of cases to 5,48,318. In a single day, 380 deaths have been reported taking the nationwide toll to 16,475. Presently, the total number of active corona cases in the country is two lakh 10,120.

Meanwhile, the Indian Council of Medical Research, ICMR said that 1,70.560 tests of Coronavirus samples were conducted by the various laboratories in the country within 24 hours. So far, 83 lakh 98 thousand 362 tests have been conducted.

ICMR is continuously scaling up its testing facilities for Covid-19 by giving approval to government and private laboratories. As of now, total of one thousand 47 laboratories across India have been given the approval to conduct the test for Covid-19. This includes 760 government laboratories and 287 private laboratory chains.

Tags : #CSIRPune #PortableOxygenUnit #FightCorona #ICMR #RecoveryRate #HealthMinistry #DrHarshVardhan

About the Author

Team Medicircle

Related Stories

Loading Please wait...

Trending Now

Now Quali55care aggregates medical equipment just like Zomato and Swiggy aggregates restaurants, says Harddik PatelSeptember 28, 2020
Global Coronavirus deaths cross 1 Million markSeptember 28, 2020
Global Coronavirus deaths cross 1 Million markSeptember 28, 2020
Global Coronavirus deaths cross 1 Million markSeptember 28, 2020
Navigation system and Robotics amongst the new trends in spine surgery says Dr. G Amrit, Orthopedic Spine Surgeon  September 28, 2020
WISI Meetings: Sports Management (India)September 28, 2020
Indoco Remedies launches FEVINDO : 400 mg FavipiravirSeptember 28, 2020
Myanmar extends COVID-19 lockdown in 11 new areas ; International flights suspended till Oct 31September 28, 2020
Nagaland, Manipur Covid-19 News Update Sep 28, 2020September 28, 2020
Delhi reports 3,292 fresh cases of COVID-19 , Himachal Pradesh 195September 28, 2020
9543 people test positive for new Covid-19 cases in KarnatakaSeptember 28, 2020
Zymo Research granted CE IVD Mark for sample collection devicesSeptember 28, 2020
India COVID-19 News update Date across States and UT's - September 27 , 2020September 27, 2020
VAXART investigation initiated by former Louisiana Attorney GeneralSeptember 26, 2020
Bangladesh prepares for ‘second wave’ as Corona death crosses 5,000 markSeptember 26, 2020
Thane district in Maharashtra recorded 1,671 new cases of COVID-19September 26, 2020
NPPA decides to cap price of liquid medical oxygen & medical oxygen cylindersSeptember 26, 2020
Mesothelioma September 26, 2020
Highly effective antibodies identified, may lead to passive COVID-19 vaccineSeptember 26, 2020
Europe has a lot of work to do to prevent COVID-19 transmission: WHOSeptember 26, 2020