Oxygen Plant Project

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Introduction: Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA) is trying its best to support Nepal Government as well as Nepalese stranded and suffering in destination countries due to Covid-19 Pandemic. NRNA has been mobilizing its National Coordination Councils (NCC), established in 84 Countries, to rescue and provide relief packages to the victims. NRNA is making all its effort to manage the impact of COVID 19 pandemic in Nepal by adopting both strategic and operational approaches at various levels of its networks. The NRNA International Coordination Council (ICC) has formed a High-Level Committee on Coronavirus Pandemic Mitigation, which is led by the NRNA President, parliaments members, different experts, bureaucrats, medical doctors, professionals, NRNA executives are the members to combat Coronavirus’ impact on global Nepali communities by mobilizing resources to help the needy and to assist Government of Nepal in developing quick and effective counter measures. The NRNA High-Level Committee has prepared a strategic plan for awareness, Relief, Repatriation, and Rehabilitation and submitted it to various stakeholders of the Nepal Government. The High-Level Committee has proposed short-term strategies through various programs to be continued or launched to support all the efforts made by the concerned stakeholders at various levels in Nepal and abroad and the long-term strategic programs support Nepal and global Nepali community to effectively address similar public health crisis in the future. The short-term solutions included the operational programs handled largely through the NRNA High-Level Committee and NRNA Health Committee while the long-term solutions have taken the form of a Master Plan based on the foundational work done in coordination with NCCs and Nepalese Missions abroad in developing database, formulating health emergency preparedness, repatriation and rehabilitation in Nepal and abroad. Highlights of Activities Undertaken by NRNA:
  • High-level committee under leadership of NRNA President formed to mitigate the effects of Covid-19 in Nepal and to facilitate Relief, Repatriation and Rehabilitation.
  • NRNA created the promotional materials for creating awareness on Covid-19 Pandemic and published it in social media and sent it to its members as well as in local FM Radio of Nepal.
  • It has mobilized the doctors, public health experts and medical professionals for mitigation and combating Covid-19 and its adverse effect on health of people by initiating Tele health consultation. Health teams have been formed in the Middle East, Oceania, Asia Pacific, Europe and Africa.
  • NRNA Health Committee tracked Nepalis infected, recovered and deaths related to COVID-19 infection globally, each week, for 37 weeks. The information and data collected have been used by governments, international agencies and public.
  • NRNA Health Committee prepared guidelines to general public and health professionals on how to remain uninfected and to manage those that are infected.
  • NRNA has immediately supported the stranded workers and students in the destination countries by providing relief package, counselling and even at times by providing jobs.
  • It conducted regular meetings with different ministries of the Government of Nepal, health professionals and other stakeholders for conducting joint efforts against Covid-19.
  • NRNA provided the PPEs and Test Kits to Ministry of Health, Government of Nepal immediate after spread of the pandemic when there was extreme crisis of such materials.
  • NRNA conducted different meetings with Missions of Nepal abroad in the august presence of the Foreign Minister to assist Nepalese stranded overseas.
  • NRNA NCCs worked together with Government and Philanthropic Organization of destination countries and conducted joint venture relief distribution activities.
  • NRNA supported in contact tracing in Karnali Province by mobilizing local doctors and medical professional in coordination of Health Committee.
  • NRNA started project “COVID-19 Response to Nepali Migrant Workers” for relief, repatriation and rehabilitation of Migrant workers from Middle East and Malaysia in July 2020 till August 2021.
  • The NRNA High-Level Committee prepared a strategic plan to Manage Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic and submitted it to various stakeholders of the Nepal Government.
Amid the impact of the second wave of the Covid-19 Pandemic, there was scarcity of Oxygen in Nepal. In the immediate response, NRNA has done following activities:
  • NRNA handed over Oxygen Cylinders 1010 to Nepal Government and Regional Hospitals.
  • NRNA donated 777 Oxygen Concentrators to Nepal Government, government hospitals, health post and isolation centers.
OXYGEN PLANT PROJECT: For the long-term solution of the scarcity of Oxygen Plant, NRNA has decided to donate four Oxygen Plants to different regional hospitals at the recommendation of Department of Health Service through the Ministry of Health and Population. The NRNA has handed over the work related to Oxygen Plants to NRN Foundation led by NRNA Past President Jiba Lamichhane. The committee coordinated with DoHS and MoHP for selection of the sites. The selected hospitals and their address are as follows:
  1. Chitwan Hospital, Bharatpur, Chitwan, Bagamati Province
  2. Karnali Academy of Health Sciences,Jumala, Karnali Province
  3. Seti Provincial Hospital, Dhangadhi, Sudurpahim Province
  4. Mahakali Provincial Hospital, Mahendranagar, Kanchanpur, Sudurpachim Province
Afterward, the agreement between NRNA between Henan Yugong Machinery Co., Ltd., China through its local representative G.C. Research and Development Udhyog, Kupandole, Kathamdnu, Nepal (Milanchowk, Butuwal, Nepal) was done on 27th June, 2021 for Purchase, Supply and Delivery of Oxygen Plants with Oxygen Boosters as per the recommendation of NRN Foundation. The advance was provided according to the agreement for delivery. Roles and Responsibilities
  1. OXYGEN PLANTS and TRANSPORTATION:
NRNA has purchased the 4 (Four) Oxygen Plants from Henan Yugong Machinery Co., Ltd., China through its local representative G.C. Research and Development Udhyog, Kupandole, Kathamdnu, Nepal (Milanchowk, Butuwal, Nepal) and delivered to the four destination Hospitals.
  1. INSTALLATION AND COMMISSIONING:
For installation and commissioning, NRNA will introduce the local representative of the manufacturer- G.C. Research and Development Udhyog is be responsible for the installation and commissioning works of Oxygen Plant. Beneficiary Hospital has provided the infrastructure for establishing the plant and pay the installation and commissioning fee from its own sources. Installation and commissioning fee shall be 5 (Five) percent of Value of Oxygen Plant including transportation.
  1. OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE
The Beneficiary Hospital is responsible for operation and maintenance and must set aside a budget in its annual budget for these activities; including training and capacity building of its human resources responsible for these activities.
  1. LICENSE AND PERMIT:
Beneficiary Hospital has to obtain the License, Permit and approvals need for the installation and commissioning of Oxygen Plant in their site.
  1. SAFETY:
Beneficiary Hospital have to maintain the safety mechanisms for preservation of Environments while commissioning of Oxygen Plants and responsible for safety audits as per the prevailing law of Nepal.   DOHS RESPONSIBILITIES’:
  • DOHS has to coordinate and provide the supportive role for the licenses, permits and approvals needful for the installation and commission of Oxygen Plant in the site of Beneficiary Hospital.
  • DOHS has to inspect the installation site before generation of Oxygen from Oxygen Plant and permits to usages of oxygen to COVID 19 infected or other patients of Beneficiary Hospital.
  • DOHS has to provide other needful support as requested by the Beneficiary Hospital.
Inspection of Oxygen Plant by NCC China in Factory: NRNA NCC China team went for inspection of oxygen plant machine in factory on 15th September, 2021 under leadership of NCC General Secreatary, Yadav Aryal. The team did inspection of parameters of machine if it reach our requirements or not and as per Shisir Research and Development Udhyog. All parameters were met according to them. After inspection, the transportation was done. Joint Inspection of Oxygen Plants by NRN Foundation and NRNA Team On 18th Jan, 2022, NRN Foundation and NRNA Team jointly inspected the Oxygen Plants at Seti Provincial Hospital and Mahakali Provincial Hopsital.   Updated Report as submitted by GC Research Development Udhyog (2nd January, 2023) 1) Bharatpur Hospital, Chitwan:- Oxygen Plant Installation & testing work finished & waiting for handover program from NRNA. 2) Seti Hospital, Dhangadi:- Oxygen Plant Installation Work finished & Ready for handover. Due to low voltage problem hospital needs to put stablizer to operate the plant. 3) Rakam Karnali Hospital, Karnali:- Oxygen Plant Installation Work finished & Ready for handover. Due to low voltage problem hospital needs to put stablizer to operate the plant.  The hospital is planning to inaugurate the oxygen plant as soon as possible 4) Mahakali Hospital, Mahendranagar:- Oxygen Plant Installation Work done but hospital said they don’t have fund for electricity supply in the oxygen plant site so we have to wait for 6months for next budget to run the plant.
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