October 2, 2022

Indian Navy conducts Skill Development Training Program on Maintenance of PSA Oxygen Plants

Visakhapatnam. Naval Dockyard, Visakhapatnam under the Eastern Naval Command (ENC) commenced Skill Development Training Program on maintenance of PSA Oxygen plants on May 27 based on discussions between Indian Navy and Niti Aayog.

Earlier, in the run up to the Program, a meeting was held under the chairmanship of Dr Vinod Kumar Paul, Member Health, Niti Aayog, over Video Conferencing (VC) with officials from the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW) and Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE) and Rear Adm Sreekumar Nair, Admiral Superintendent (ASD), Naval Dockyard Visakhapatnam.

In the meeting it was decided to impart Skill Development Training for the Master Trainers on the maintenance of Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) Oxygen Generation Plants as a large number of these plants were being inducted across the country to meet the increased requirement of Oxygen during the on-going COVID-19 Pandemic.

On this occasion, the DDG (DDGT), MSDE gave the welcome address for the training which was followed by an inaugural address by DG, DGT, MSDE and the ASD, Naval Dockyard, Visakhapatnam. Another “Hands-On” training on the PSA plant has also been planned at Naval Dockyard, Visakhapatnam subsequently.

The four-day training programme is being conducted by a team of experts from Naval Dockyard, Visakhapatnam over Video Conference and includes theoretical sessions and practical demonstrations on the PSA plant available at Dockyard.

The training is attended by 82 Master Trainers from various institutes spread in 30 cities across the country. Professors from IIT, Kanpur and officials from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare along with the Ministry of Skill Development also participated in the training.

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