JITO and Government of West Bengal have Launched Six Oxygen on Wheels Buses

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News Desk, News Nation 360 : Hon’ble Chief Secretary of West Bengal – Alapan Bandyopadhyay has inaugurated six “Oxygen on Wheels” buses through virtual screening. Working closely with the West Bengal Department of Health and Family welfare, they have introduced the first Oxygen on Wheels Bus in Kolkata on 11th May in Kolkata. It includes a bus equipped with four oxygen concentration machines OF 5 LPM. The bus is also equipped with fans, mobile charging points, and redesigned seats to make patients comfortable and reduce their suffering. At any given time up to four patients can be serviced within the bus.  It will be stationed at Government hospitals for patients waiting to be admitted and in need of oxygen. A health technician by the hospital will be provided for giving oxygen support. The entire admission of patients inside the bus will be at the sole discretion of the management of Govt. Hospital. The hospital will also be supplying the electrical power required to operate the oxygen concentrators. The bus will be moving from one location to another and stationed at any of the state hospitals in the direction of the health department. The Oxygen on Wheels bus has been presently deployed at the NRS Medical

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College and other government hospitals of Kolkata. Rajesh Bhutoria, Chairman, JITO Kolkata Chapter said that JITO Kolkata is blessed to serve the people of Bengal with Oxygen on Wheels in association with RDB Group. They believe this is the time when they all should unite and come forward to serve mankind and emerge successful against the deadly Covid-19 virus. They are also grateful to S.L. Dugar Charitable Trust and their trustees Sheetal Dugar and Vinod Dugar for providing all the buses for this noble cause. At a time when the entire nation struggles to cope with the horrific proportions taken by the second wave of Covid-19, various community-led initiatives have been introduced to support the activities of the local governments in tackling the growing menace as well as introduce innovative concepts to reduce the burden on the government and private medical infrastructure. JITO (Jain International Trade Organisation), a non-profit body of the Jain community is one such organization that has launched the “Oxygen on Wheels” Bus concept in Kolkata.

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Report : Anustup Kundu