Bayer strengthens Assam’s healthcare system by installing a 500 LPM Oxygen Generation Plant through its CSE initiative

Bayer strengthens Assam’s healthcare system

29th March 2023, Guwahati: An Oxygen plant with 500 LPM capacity, set up at the Cardiothoracic & Neuroscience Centre, GMCH Guwahati was dedicated to the people of Assam by the state’s Health and Family Welfare Minister, Shri Keshab Mahanta. Bayer, a global enterprise with core competencies in the life science fields of healthcare and agriculture, has set up the oxygen plant at the CN Centre of the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), in partnership with LabourNet as part of its CSR initiative. Bayer is dedicated to enhancing healthcare facilities in rural and underserved areas of the country, and as part of this commitment, it has scaled the plant to support CN Center GMCH, the largest tertiary care hospital with 2500 beds, catering to a population of over ten lakh people in Guwahati, as well as patients from neighboring districts. The plant will provide an adequate oxygen supply to meet the hospital's demand, enabling it to provide high-quality healthcare services to the community.


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The PSA Oxygen Plant has been designed to cater to the high demand for medical-grade oxygen at the hospital. With the capacity to generate, supply, and store 93-95% pure medical oxygen, the plant will provide oxygen supply to Oxygenated beds, CCU, ICU & OTs. The plant is primarily intended to support the 300-bed unit at the Cardiology and Neuroscience Center in GMCH. The plant when operated for 8 hours a day, can produce 2,02,500 litres of oxygen in a year, equivalent to 1800 oxygen cylinders.


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The installation of the dedicated oxygen plant at GMCH is set to provide a consistent and reliable supply of oxygen, which is crucial for saving the lives of critically ill patients at the hospital. As a regional center for the treatment of COVID-19 patients, GMCH has been catering to patients not just from Guwahati but also from other parts of the state. With the increased demand for medical care during the pandemic, the installation of the plant is a precautionary measure to ensure that patients requiring critical care have access to adequate oxygen support.


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“The state government under the able leadership of the Hon. Chief Minister of Assam, Shri Himanta Biswa Sarma, is taking every possible measure to strengthen the health care infrastructure in the State. The government’s aim is to provide affordable healthcare to every citizen of Assam and is equipping state-run hospitals with modern critical equipment like oxygen plants to meet any future eventuality. I am happy that the health department’s efforts are being supported by corporates like Bayer through their CSE activities and I hope that more corporates will shift their focus to the North-Eastern part of the country.”, said Shri. Keshab Mahanta, Minister, Health and Family Welfare, Assam.


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Speaking on the launch, Rachana Panda, Vice-President, and Country Head- Communications, Public Affairs, Sustainability & CSE, Bayer South Asia said, “Bayer has a long-standing reputation as a healthcare pioneer and is collaborating closely with multiple partners to enhance the public health infrastructure of the country. As part of this endeavour, we are delighted to support the Assam government's efforts to establish essential health infrastructure such as oxygen plants in public hospitals. The oxygen plant will also contribute to achieving the government's objective of providing cost-effective and high-quality healthcare in rural and underserved areas.”


Apart from GMCH in Assam, Bayer has also set up oxygen plants in the Sambalpur district of Odisha, Raichur district of Karnataka, and Tikamgarh in Madhya Pradesh.


About Bayer 

Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the life science fields of health care and nutrition. Its products and services are designed to help people and the planet thrive by supporting efforts to master the major challenges presented by a growing and aging global population. Bayer is committed to drive sustainable development and generate a positive impact with its businesses. At the same time, the Group aims to increase its earning power and create value through innovation and growth. The Bayer brand stands for trust, reliability, and quality throughout the world. In fiscal 2021, the Group employed around 100,000 people and had sales of 44.1 billion euros. R&D expenses before special items amounted to 5.3 billion euros. For more information, go to


About LabourNet

LabourNet is a social enterprise dedicated to enabling sustainable livelihoods through skilling interventions, wage employment, or self-employment. LabourNet focuses on improving the socioeconomic status of the workforce in the informal sector through various ways of filling in the existing gaps.


LabourNet is the second-largest training partner of Prime Minister's Skilling Initiative (PMKVY) and third-most significant partner of National Skills Development Corporation (NSDC). LabourNet currently offers over 250 vocational training courses in 25+ sectors under various models. Visit


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