Students of Sri Ram College of Commerce, University of Delhi have started an oxygen plant with a capacity of 280 liters per minute at the Commonwealth Games Village here.
An oxygen plant with a capacity of 280-liters per minute was inaugurated by students of Sri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University at the Commonwealth Games village here on Monday. SRCC students said they raised Rs 35 lakh in 10 days through an online fundraiser for the plant.
Delhi battled a brutal second wave of epidemics in April-May, during which a shortage of beds and oxygen exacerbated the plight of the people. The Delhi government has converted the Commonwealth Games Center into a 500-bed coveted care facility. SRCC alumnus and BJP leader Vijay Goel was present on the occasion.
She is happy and proud to be an alumnus of an organization like SRCC where students are always at the forefront of helping the community. He praised the efforts of the college teachers, authorities as well as Doctors for You, who have collaborated in this initiative, to play a key role in stopping the campaign.
The principal of the college, Prof. Simrit Kaur, termed it as a ‘commendable effort’ by the students of the college. “My gratitude for the contribution of one rupee and the contribution of one lakh rupees was equal. It is a matter of concern, not quantity,” he said.
Students say the tree can save about 20-30 lives at a time. “The plant will be set up in a permanent government health facility after the epidemic with the help of district authorities who were present at the event,” said Professor Kaur.
Sunil Kumar, Nodal Officer, explained the journey of converting CWG Covid Center, District Administration, Commonwealth Games Center to Covid Care facility. She said the students’ efforts bear witness to the fact that “our collective consciousness and their work will serve as a source of inspiration for many others.” “Students’ values, ethics and life skills make a major institution and this has been proven by SRCC students,” said Dr. Rajat Jain of Doctors for You.