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Useful Steps to Buy an Oxygen Concentrator

Oct 15th 2015 at 12:46 PM

There are some medical conditions, where people may need an external input of oxygen. This supply is provided to them by the help of oxygen concentrators. They are useful for those who have insufficient levels of oxygen in the blood. A doctor will prescribe the oxygen concentrator to the patient, and no one can directly make a purchase of it. These concentrators are powered with the help of both battery and electrical supply. For those running with battery, charger may be required. The important parts of an oxygen concentrator are compressor, sieve bed filter and circuit boards.

This machine is different from the traditional oxygen cylinders or tanks. Traditional containers do not process the air to generate oxygen supply. They have limited amount of oxygen filled inside. They need to be re-filled after use. An oxygen concentrator filters the air and compresses it to supply oxygen itself. Morpheus Healthcare Delhi seeks to provide comprehensive sleep diagnostic and treatment services. We also offer home care services for chronic lung diseases. Contact us to know more about better sleep, health and life.

Working of an oxygen concentrator:

The oxygen concentrator works like an air conditioning system. It accepts the external air, modifies it and then provides it for the use to patients.

Doctors prescribe this machinery to those, who are unable to take or who have deficient amount of oxygen in their blood. There are few things to be kept in mind before buying Oxygen Concentrator India.

1. Know the flow:

Doctor always prescribes a certain flow limit of the oxygen concentrator (OC). While buying one, you must always check out the flow of the OC. Normally, the flow prescribed is 5 LPM (liters per minute) for general use.

 

2. Types of OC:

There are basically two types of OC available in the market. One is home oxygen concentrator, and the other one is portable oxygen concentrator. The home OC comes in two sub- types as ‘up to 5 LPM’ and ‘high flow (8-10 LPM)’. Portable OC comes in two categories as ‘pulse flow’ and ‘pulse and continuous flow’. The oxygen concentrator price India of portable one is around 3 times higher than the home oxygen concentrator. These oxygen concentrators are generally used for providing sleep therapy by the help of BIPAP machine and CPAP machine.

5. Price ranges:

There are no specific or maximum retail CPAP or BIPAP Machine Price in India. The range of CPAP Machine Price in Delhi is variable and it may depend on the type of machine you are purchasing. The doctor prescribes the machines accordingly, and you can find some good models in stores. A general idea of the price is given below: (all figures in INR)

· 5 LPM Home Oxygen Concentrators: 27,000 to 55,000.

· High flow (8-10 LPM) Oxygen Concentrator: 70,000 to 1, 15,000.

· Pulse Flow Portable Oxygen Concentrators: 150000 to 250000

· Continuous Flow Portable Oxygen Concentrators: 225000 to 350000

6. Get the Warranty Note

Always take proper warranty statement for these machines.

7. Check Oxygen Times Pre Delivery Inspection Checklist (PDI)

The Pre Delivery Inspection (PDI) is very important to ensure a good purchase and efficient working of your machine. Never ignore it.

8. Beware of Malpractices

 

With the growing market and fierce competition, general malpractices are also increasing. So be careful regarding what you purchase.

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