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Gandhinagar: Chief Minister, Shri Narendra Modi today strongly advocated that Indian women are able to make paradigm shift with the rich Indian culture values. Maintaining “The family Institution” is the utmost constitution of Indian motherhood, he added. He said that, “Only our Indian society that is open to learning and change can effectively lead in this 21st century”.

Shri Modi was speaking at an interactive session on “Proud to be Indian” organized by the Young FICCI Ladies Organization (YFLO) here in New Delhi.

The Chief Minister provided key insights on the intrinsic and timeless relevance of India's ancient ethos and values which remains germane to good governance. “India must leverage its unique legacy and learnings from history to govern itself and carve out a distinct presence on the world map. We are best positioned to create an Indian paradigm for the world by judicious use of our historic and cultural values on one hand and our emerging socio-economic stature on the other. It is an opportunity that is India's alone”, said Shri Narendra Modi, whilst stating that tolerance, acceptance and respect are the hallmarks of Indian society and emphasized on the need for “modernization without westernization”.

Shri Modi spoke at length on importance of women empowerment and said that part of the problem has been a fact that women have not demanded their rights vociferously and at times, have submitted to oppression, but the awareness has risen now particularly among the younger women. He highlighted few examples of the steps taken in Gujarat including incentivizing property rights for women through lower stamp duty on property registered in the name of women. He added that, after the earthquake, the Gujarat government had allotted the new houses in the name of women alone. The Chief minister also said that in the past 2 and a half years, 25 lakh women in rural areas have organized themselves into 200,000 Self Help Groups/ Sakhi Mandals, with a financial commitment of about US $ 4 billion promising assured livelihood to women in rural Gujarat over a period of 3–5 years. He gave the example of one woman in Gujarat who sold milk worth of Rs.76 lakh and his Government had duly honoured her.

Shri Modi also spoke about the importance of the newly created Indian Institute of Teachers Education (IITE) with the objective to create teachers of tomorrow with transformative knowledge of Indian tradition and usher in a new era of teacher education, focusing upon the integral development of teachers. It was his dream to see the institute blossom to a level of international excellence. He added that everyone should be encouraged to learn languages Asian languages as Asia would be the next big superpower in the world and that our children should not miss the arising opportunities due to the handicap of language.

The Chief Minister also offered condolences to the victims of the Mumbai serial blasts and prayed for the strength and unity of the country in the fight against terrorists.

In her welcome address, Ms. Avantika Dalmia, Chairperson, YLFO, appreciated the progress made by the Gujarat under the inspiring leadership of Shri Narendra Modi while preserving |Indian ethos and values. She said that Shri Modi has given a clean, responsive and corruption-free Government which has taken growth and development an entirely new level.

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PM-CARES Fund to procurement 1,50,000 units of Oxycare System at a cost of Rs 322.5 Crore.
Comprehensive system developed by DRDO to regulate oxygen being administrated to patients based on the sensed values of their SpO2 levels.
DRDO has transferred the technology to multiple industries in India who will be producing the Oxycare Systems for use all across India.
Oxycare system reduces the work load and exposure of healthcare providers by eliminating the need of routine measurement and manual adjustments of Oxygen flow

PM-CARES Fund has accorded sanction for procurement of 1,50,000 units of Oxycare System at a cost of Rs 322.5 Crore. It is a comprehensive system developed by DRDO to regulate oxygen being administrated to patients based on the sensed values of their SpO2 levels.

The system has been developed in two Configurations. The basic version consists of a 10 litre Oxygen cylinder, a Pressure Regulator cum Flow Controller, a Humidifier and a Nasal Cannula. The Oxygen flow is regulated manually based on the SpO2 readings. The intelligent configuration includes a system for automatic regulation of Oxygen through a Low Pressure Regulator, Electronic Control System and an SpO2 Probe in addition to the basic version.

SpO2 Based Oxygen Control System optimises consumption of oxygen based on the SpO2 level of the patient and effectively increases the endurance of portable Oxygen cylinder. The threshold SpO2 value for initiating flow from the system can be adjusted by the health staff and the SpO2 levels are continuously monitored and displayed by the system. It reduces the work load and exposure of healthcare providers by eliminating the need of routine measurement and manual adjustments of Oxygen flow, thereby facilitating tele-consultation also. The automatic system also provides suitable audio warning for various failure scenarios including low SpO2 values and probe disconnections. These Oxycare systems can be used at Homes, Quarantine Centres, COVID Care Centres and Hospitals.

In addition, Non-Rebreather Masks (NRM) are integrated with the Oxycare Systems for efficient use of oxygen which results in saving of Oxygen by 30-40%.

DRDO has transferred the technology to multiple industries in India who will be producing the Oxycare Systems for use all across India.

The current medical protocol recommends oxygen therapy for all severe and critical Covid-19 patients. Given the current status of oxygen generation, transport and storage, oxygen cylinders have proved to be effective. Considering the present COVID pandemic situation with large number of individuals requiring oxygen therapy, sourcing only one type of system may not be practical, as all the manufacturing plants making the basic building blocks of the system are already running at their maximum capacity.  A mix and match of the system would prove to be a useful arrangement in the given situation. While the capacity of existing domestic manufacturers of carbon-manganese steel cylinders is very limited, as an alternative, DRDO has suggested light material portable cylinders which can easily act as substitutes for normal oxygen cylinders.