Don’t prohibit provide of medical oxygen: Centre to states as every day COVID instances surge

Aditi Tandon

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, September 11

As COVID-19 within the nation instances reached 45,62,414 on Friday with a document 96,551 instances in a day, the Centre requested the states to not prohibit the motion of medical oxygen wanted to avoid wasting vital sufferers.

“It has come to the knowledge of the Health Ministry that some states are trying to curb the free inter-state movement of oxygen supplies by exercising provisions under various Acts and also mandating the manufacturers and suppliers located in the state to restrict their oxygen supplies to only the hospitals of the state. In a letter written to the states and Union Territories, the Union Health Secretary has emphasised that the availability of adequate and uninterrupted supply of medical oxygen is an important pre-requisite for managing moderate and severe cases of COVID-19,” Centre stated as recoveries touched 35,42,663 with 70,880 new recoveries up to now 24 hours.

The Health Secretary has urged the states and Union Territories to make sure that no restriction was imposed on the motion of medical oxygen between them. It has been strongly bolstered that it was each state’s duty to make sure that each hospitalised COVID affected person receives oxygen.

Also learn: 96,551 recent instances take coronavirus tally past 45 lakh

It has been once more dropped at their discover that medical oxygen constitutes an Essential Public Health Commodity and any obstacle within the provides of medical oxygen within the nation could critically influence the administration of sufferers affected by COVID-19 illness in different components of the nation. Moreover, among the main oxygen producers and suppliers have already got current provide agreements with hospitals in varied states with a authorized obligation to fulfil such agreements.

An sufficient provide of oxygen all through the nation has enabled efficient medical care of the hospitalised reasonable and extreme instances, along with different measures.

“The adopted host of strategies have actively resulted in the rising recovery rate and steadily declining case fatality rate (1.67 per cent currently). As on date, less than 3.7 per cent of active patients are on oxygen support,” the Ministry stated.

Meanwhile, of the 70,880 recoveries reported up to now 24 hours, Maharashtra has alone contributed greater than 14,000 and Andhra Pradesh has contributed greater than 10,000.

With this, the full variety of recoveries has touched 35,42,663, taking the restoration price to 77.65 per cent.

Almost 60 per cent of the brand new recovered instances are being reported from 5 states —Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh.

Of the brand new OVID-19 instances recorded up to now 24 hours, Maharashtra has greater than 23,000 and Andhra Pradesh has greater than 10,000.

Nearly 57 per cent of the brand new instances are reported from solely 5 states. These are the identical states which can be additionally contributing 60 per cent of the brand new recovered instances.

The complete variety of energetic instances within the nation stands at 9,43,480 as on date. Maharashtra is main this tally with greater than 2,60,000 instances adopted by Karnataka with greater than 1,00,000 instances.

Nearly 74 per cent of the full energetic instances are in 9 most-affected states. Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh contribute greater than 48 per cent of the full energetic instances.

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