1011 MT of oxygen supplied to UP: CM

Lucknow : With a record supply of 1011 metric tonne of oxygen in the stste during the past 24 hours, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath said all districts are being supplied oxygen as per the requirement.

In the last 24 hours, a record 1,011 metric tonnes of oxygen has been distributed in the state. Of this, 632 metric tonnes have been supplied to refillers and 301 metric tonnes to medical colleges.

“Oxygen availability is getting better in larger and higher transition rates districts like Varanasi, Lucknow, Prayagraj, Kanpur.
Today a new train of 8 tankers is coming, while Jeevanrakshak Express with 10 tankers is parked in Lucknow. Due to the need of the districts, these should be properly distributed. Apart from Gautam Budh Nagar, Ghaziabad, Moradabad, special attention needs to be given to the districts with high infection rates. Oxygen supply should be made by making separate action plans for all the districts,” he said here on Tuesday.

Besides, global tenders have been issued for the availability of cryogenic tankers. These tankers are also being provided by the Government of India. Additional tankers have been received from Reliance Industries. The number of tankers is increasing steadily, this has helped to further improve oxygen supply, he added.

The CM said there is a need to improve the arrangement of oxygen supply to the patients undergoing home isolation. Oxygen was made available to the Covid patients undergoing home isolation, suspected patients, non-Covid patients suffering from severe disease, or any patient who needed oxygen as per medical consultation. A necessary guidelines in this regard should be issued today. All districts must have a smooth supply of oxygen at home for the home isolate cases. In view of the report of oxygen audit, the balance in supply and distribution of oxygen should be made.

The CM said state Chief Secretary should continue to monitor the oxygen plants being set up by the Government of India. Sugarcane Development and Excise Department have also giving support in oxygen production and supply. Action is being taken to set up an oxygen plant in 70 districts.

The functioning of the plant to be set up in the departments of Health Department and Medical Education Department should also be reviewed daily. Oxygen plants are also being set up by the private sector, they should be provided all necessary facilities as per the rules. For the treatment of Covid, contributions can be made with MP/MLA fund in connection with air separator unit, setting up of oxygen plant, etc.

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