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"Shri Modi highlighted the strong foundations of the US-India ‘Strategic partnership’ laid by former Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee"
"Ambassador Powell expressed keenness to take best practices of Governance from Gujarat to be incubated and implemented in developing countries for the benefit of people there"
"Shri Modi stated the need to have a single global yardstick on terrorism, as well as the need to isolate terrorist groups irrespective of their base or victims"

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Gandhinagar: US Ambassador Ms. Nancy Powell accompanied by other American officials met Shri Narendra Modi at Gandhinagar today.

Ambassador Powell held comprehensive and wide ranging discussions with Shri Modi, covering all facets of the Indo-US relationship and cooperation, in the wider global context.

She fondly recollected her earlier visits to Gujarat, and expressed happiness on having come again. She also said that she was impressed by the changes and development she saw in Gujarat. She also appreciated the fact that American businesses were pleased with the speed of decision making, as well as clear procedures in place in the State.

Ambassador Powell expressed keenness to take best practices of Governance from Gujarat to be incubated and implemented in developing countries for the benefit of people there. This included the Chiranjeevi Yojana, which has improved mother and child health through institutional delivery.

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While discussing the situation in Afghanistan, Gujarat’s involvement in training Afghan officials, as well as rural Afghan women for self-employment were discussed in detail. Shri Modi suggested that Gujarat’s model of dairy cooperatives could also be of immense value to the rural economy of Afghanistan. Ambassador Powell welcomed the suggestion and said that she would take it forward.

Shri Modi highlighted the strong foundations of the US-India ‘Strategic partnership’ laid by former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. He also mentioned Shri Vajpayee’s various initiatives for peace in India’s neighbourhood. Shri Modi reiterated the Bharatiya Janata Party’s commitment to further strengthen this partnership.

He expressed concern over the recent ill-treatment of an Indian lady diplomat in New York, and expressed hope that a permanent solution would be found soon. Ambassador Powell reassured that the US government was fully committed to resolving this issue at the earliest possible. Shri Modi stated that for strengthening the Indo-US ‘Strategic partnership’ and realize its full potential, it is important that such irritants should not be allowed to happen.

Shri Modi stated the need to have a single global yardstick on terrorism, as well as the need to isolate terrorist groups irrespective of their base or victims. He emphasized that the perpetrators of the 26/11 Mumbai attack must be quickly brought to justice. Various other issues including defence, security, counter-terrorism, disaster management, student exchange and economic cooperation were discussed in detail.

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1.5 Lakh units of Oxycare Systems to procured through PM CARES
May 12, 2021
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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.