FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
Itanagar, Oct 11: Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein on Tuesday launched the Korean made Medical Oxygen Supply System at Waii International Hotel here.
The MOSS is a portable, lightweight oxygen generator especially designed for the hilly areas like Arunachal Pradesh by a South Korean based Multi-National Company, NF Co Ltd which is launched in the North East for the first time.
In his speech, Mein urged the health officials to ensure Medical Oxygen Supply System saying that it is vital to provide a safe and reliable supply of oxygen to the patients for life support and for medical treatment, a report from the PRO said.
Referring to the recent incident of a hospital in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh where it was reported in national media that about 30 infants died due to shortage of oxygen supply in the hospital in August this year, he urged the medical practitioners and the doctors to be cautious and prepared for any kind of exigencies in future.
The deputy chief minister said that with ever growing population and increasing health related issues, hospitals in the state have to be supported with adequate oxygen supply system and other facilities.
He opined that Korean made MOSS could come handy and asked the medical practitioners and the doctors to study and explore the feasibilities of the MOSS in the State.
Sangkon Lee, Founder of NF Co Ltd, Hayley Jeong, Business Development Manager for Overseas and Premal Patel CEO, Calitech Biotechnologies, the lone distributor in India explained the specifications, functioning and the advantage of the MOSS over the conventional oxygen supply system used in hospitals.
According to them the MOSS is eco-friendly, multi-utility can be continuously operated for 365 days without any charging and supply 90% highly purified oxygen.
They said, compared to high-pressure liquid type, it will excel in economic because of its low maintenance cost and one time investment, convenience, safety and expansion. They said it would bring innovative turning point in Medical Oxygen Supply System and expressed their willingness to supply and provide support to the government and private hospitals in the state, the report added.