With the spike in cases of COVID-19 in the second wave, there is acute shortage of life saving equipments in the market. Keeping in mind the need of such instruments, Diesel Loco Shed of Waltair Division has taken a useful life saving project to meet the demand. The DLS has taken challenge of non-availability of medically used regulator and oxygen flow meter in the market and started fabrication by modifying the industrial oxygen regulator and provision of in-house design humidifier to save the lives of oxygen support patients.
Under the guidance of Divisional Railway Manager, Shri Chetan Kumar Srivastava, DLS Visakhapatnam has modified the existing industrial oxygen regulator to meet the requirement for supplying oxygen through an in-house fabricated humidifier that will be used for supplying oxygen to the patients to save their lives in case of urgency and non-availability of regular oxygen flow meter.
The above equipment was fabricated in-house under the monitoring of Senior Divisional Mechanical Engineer (Diesel) Shri Santosh Kumar Patro, by utilising available components as per the requirements of Divisional Railway Hospital, Waltair.
The modification works have been carried out by Diesel Loco Shed with in-house design of humidifier device to meet the demand of Divisional Hospital, Visakhapatnam.
The device was successfully tested at the Railway Hospital for its workability and to meet the urgency. 15 such devices were handed over to Divisional Railway Hospital, Waltair within one day. The cost incurred for such modification of one set device is about @ Rs. 475/- (excluding industrial oxygen regulator).