To supplement oxygen supply capacities, the Delhi Government, in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) India, has built an oxygen producing facility at G. B. Pant Hospital in New Delhi. Kanni Wignaraja, UN Assistant Secretary General and UNDP Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, inaugrated the oxygen plant in the presence of G. B. Pant Hospital Medical Director Dr. Anil Agarwal. Ms. Wignaraja also paid a visit to the COVID-19 Vaccination Centre at Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital before to the opening. She talked with the personnel and observed Co-operations, WIN’s which support one of India’s largest vaccination programmes.
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The oxygen plant produces about 1,000 litres of oxygen per minute using pressure swing adsorption (PSA) technology. It will serve about 750 hospital beds, including ventilator-assisted beds and the Intensive Care Unit. The hospital is a multi-specialty tertiary care facility that receives referrals from all around the country.
What is UNDP?
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is a UN agency entrusted with assisting countries in eradicating poverty and achieving long-term economic and human development. It is the largest UN development aid agency, with operations in 170 countries and headquarters in New York City.
Important Takeaways For All Competitive Exams:
- UN Assistant Secretary General and UNDP Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific: Ms. Kanni Wignaraja
- G. B. Pant Hospital Medical Director Dr. Anil Agarwal