Ramco Cements, a part of the diversified conglomerate Ramco Group, has commissioned a plant to produce medical oxygen in Tamil Nadu at an outlay of Rs 50 lakh.
The unit, set up at Virudhunagar, around 500 km from Chennai, can produce 48 oxygen cylinders per day.
Each cylinder can store 45 ltr of liquid oxygen equal to 7,000 ltr in gaseous form.
At the rate of 10 ltr per minute, one cylinder can cater to a patient for 10 to 12 hours.
The medical oxygen produced at the plant will be supplied to government healthcare facilities in Rajapalayam, Virudhunagar, Sivakasi, Aruppukottai and Sathur.