If oxygen is low then alert on time, the government tells the states. India news

If oxygen is low then alert on time, the government tells the states. India news

New Delhi: Amid concern about the supply of medical oxygen, the Center said on Tuesday that adequate supplies are available, but has asked the states to ensure an effective inventory management to hospitals and to ensure timely replenishment of the stockout. A warning should be raised well before.
The Health Secretary said, “These (Kovid) patients and other non-Kovid patients for oxygen have about 2,800 metric tons per day. The requirement of the industry is about 2,200 metric tons. So we have about 1,900 metric tons Has a surplus of. ” Rajesh Bhushan said.
Bhushan said that the current daily production capacity of oxygen in the country is more than 6,900 MT. “According to this morning’s data, about 6% of Kovid-19 patients were on oxygen,” he said. India has more than 9.5 lakh active Kovid cases, which means that around 60,000 are on oxygen.
However, Bhushan underscored the need for inventory management and took timely vigilance so that oxygen could be replenished before exiting the hospital.
Bhushan said, “If there is a possibility of any shortage, immediate action should be taken to get it replenished on time and help should be taken from the center.”
He also said that meetings have been held with states and they have also been asked to set up a control room to monitor the status of oxygen stocks, and a virtual control room has also been set up at the central level.
Earlier this week, senior officials from various ministries including health and pharmaceuticals, along with Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Telangana, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh ensure adequate oxygen availability in all health facilities and unrestricted intra as well as one Had a meeting. As inter-state movement of oxygen.

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