The naval Dockyard functioning under the Eastern Naval Command (ENC) commenced a skill development training programme on the maintenance of Pressure Swing Absorption (PSA) oxygen plants on Thursday, following discussions between the Indian Navy and Niti Aayog.
A meeting was held earlier this week, under the chairmanship of Dr Vinod Kumar Paul, Member (Health), Niti Aayog, with the officials from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) and Rear Admiral Sreekumar Nair, Admiral Superintendent (ASD), Naval Dockyard.
It was decided to impart skill development training to the master trainers in the maintenance of PSA oxygen plants as a large number of these plants were being inducted across the country to meet the increasing needs of Covid-19 patients. The four-day training is being conducted by a team of experts from Naval Dockyard over video conference. It includes theoretical sessions and practical demonstrations on the PSA pnat available at Dockyard.
The programme is being attended by 82 master trainers from various institutes in 30 cities spread across the country. Professors from IIT, Kanpur, and officials from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare along with the Ministry of Skill Development also participated in the training. A ‘Hands-On’ training on the PSA plant would also be held at Naval Dockyard subsequently.