New Delhi, April 22, 2021: As India is having its second covid-19 wave and coronavirus daily cases too much, so Hospitals need more Oxygen supply for their patients.
As this issue is too big, India's Hon'ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a high-level meeting to review oxygen supply across the country and discuss ways & means to boost its availability.
The news came from PMO, "Officials briefed him on efforts undertaken in last few weeks to improve oxygen supply."
PMO further reported, "PM spoke about the need to work rapidly on multiple aspects: increasing oxygen production, increasing the speed of distribution & using innovative ways to provide oxygen support to health facilities. PM was informed that exercise is being done in coordination with states to identify their demand for O2 & ensure adequate supply.
Against present demand from 20 states of 6,785 MT/day of Liquid Medical Oxygen, GoI, from April 21, has allocated 6,822 MT/day to these states. It was noted that in the last few days, availability of Liquid Medical Oxygen has increased by 3,300 MT/day with contributions from private & public steel plants, industries, oxygen manufacturers as well as through prohibition of O2 supply for non-essential industries.
Officers informed PM that they're working together with states to operationalize sanctioned PSA oxygen plants as soon as possible. PM directed officials to ensure that O2 supply to states happens in a smooth, unhindered manner."
Today, MHA also issued an order, "o restriction shall be imposed on the movement of Medical Oxygen between the State and transport authorities shall be instructed to accordingly allow free inter-state movement of oxygen-carrying vehicles. No authority shall attach the oxygen-carrying vehicles passing through the district or areas for making supplies specific to any particular district(s) or areas."
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