7 huge states urged to make sure ample oxygen availability in all healthcare amenities


New Delhi, September 13

The Centre on Sunday urged Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Telangana, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh to make sure ample oxygen availability in all healthcare amenities and unrestricted intra- and inter-state motion of oxygen cylinders due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Union Health Ministry held a digital assembly the place Union Health Secretary, Secretary DPIIT and Secretary Pharmaceuticals participated.

State Health Secretaries and Industries Secretaries of the seven states additionally participated within the assembly and mentioned methods to make sure ample oxygen availability in all healthcare amenities and unrestricted intra- and inter-state motion of oxygen, the assertion said.

Union Minister for Commerce and Industry and Railways Piyush Goyal addressed them. The states have been suggested to make sure facility smart/hospital smart oxygen stock administration and advance planning for replenishment in order that there are not any stockout, the well being ministry stated in an announcement.

They have been urged to make sure that no restriction is imposed on the motion of medical oxygen between states and UTs, and provision of “green corridor” for Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) Tankers throughout the cities.

Hospitals and establishments have long-term tender/contract settlement for provide of oxygen with producers, which should be honoured. Hence, states should not impose restrictions on free motion of oxygen, the assertion underlined.

Timely cost of dues to the producers and suppliers to take care of uninterrupted provide of oxygen was confused.

States have been urged to enhance energy provide infrastructure and guarantee uninterrupted provide to Oxygen Manufacturing Units, guarantee correct disinfection of oxygen cylinders as per protocols whereas sending cylinders to fillers of oxygen.

They have been additionally urged to make sure efficient coordination with metal vegetation for oxygen procurement since metal vegetation present roughly 550 MT/day oxygen along with oxygen producers who present 6,400 MT/day. — PTI



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