Air Force's acid plant supplying oxygen cylinders to hospitals

Air Force's acid plant supplying oxygen cylinders to hospitals

Air Force (TNI AU) officials operate an oxygen refill center at Acid Plant (Pazam) 731 at Husein Sastranegara Air Base (Lanud), Bandung City, West Java on Monday (July 26, 2021). (ANTARA/Bagus Ahmad Rizaldi/uyu)

The acid plant (Pazam 731) has distributed 954 oxygen cylinders to 25 hospitals.
Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Indonesian Air Force (TNI AU) is utilizing Acid Plant (Pazam) 731 under its Material Maintenance Command (Koharmat) to help meet the demand for oxygen cylinders for COVID-19 handling in Bandung City, West Java.

TNI AU’s information service chief, Air Commodore (Marsma TNI) Indan Gilang, said Pazam 731 is producing 60-70 six-meter cubic oxygen cylinders each day. The cylinders are being distributed to 25 hospitals across Bandung City, he added.

“Starting last month, Pazam 731 maintenance unit (Sathar) has produced more oxygen cylinders, according to the plant’s capacity, and disbursed the products to nearby hospitals,” he informed at the facility in Bandung City, West Java on Monday.

“The acid plant has distributed 954 oxygen cylinders to 25 hospitals. The facility is also providing the equipment to any individuals in need,” he said.

People can get the cylinders at Husein Sastranegara Air Base (Lanud) -- where the acid plant is located -- by bringing their personal identification, he informed.

Besides supplying oxygen cylinders, Pazam 731 is also providing free oxygen refills and vaccinations, he said.

TNI AU has four acid plants across Indonesia – in Bandung, Madiun, Pekanbaru, and Ujung Pandang, Gilang said. The facilities aim to serve the defense force’s operational needs for fighter as well as transport aircraft, he added.

However, due to a significant spike in public’s oxygen demand amid a jump in COVID-19 cases, the air force's acid facilities are being used to produce oxygen gas and cylinders, he said. The four plants have so far disbursed around 2,500 oxygen cylinders to meet public needs, he added.


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