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Tukroo PHC of Shopian becomes first in J&K to get OMS

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Shopian: To cater to the requirements of oxygen supply for multiple patients during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Tukroo Primary Health Centre (PHC) in Shopian district becomes the first in J&K to get multi-feed Oxygen Manifold System (OMS) technology.

The multi-feed OMS uses a multiway redial header fitted to a single cylinder. This MOM would enable one oxygen bottle to cater to the needs of multiple patients concurrently, thus enabling critical-care management to a larger number of patients with the existing limited resources, an official press release informed.

The OMS consists of a 24 cylinder system catering 40 beds fully functional along with an ERC room which is fully equipped and functions round-the-clock.

Earlier, Covid patients from Shopian, which is the hilly and far-flung district, needed to travel long distances to reach a hospital, but now with this facility the Covid patients will be able to get oxygen at the nearest hospital, the press release said.

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