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Raise Medical Oxygen Allocation By 200 Metric Tonnes: Maharashtra To Centre


The state authorities has requested that the availability from Jamnagar in Gujarat be elevated.

New Delhi:

The Maharashtra authorities has demanded the Centre improve the current allocation of liquid medical oxygen (LMO) to the state by not less than 200 metric tonnes (MT) which is able to assist in higher administration of the demand for the life-saving gasoline.

In a letter addressed to Union cupboard secretary Rajiv Gauba on May 3, Maharashtra chief secretary Sitaram Kunte additionally demanded that 10 LMO tankers be allotted to the state to allow lifting of the allotted oxygen quota.

The state authorities has requested that the availability from Jamnagar in Gujarat be elevated to 225 MT per day from the present 125 MT per day and from Bhilai to 230 MT per day from the present 130 MT.

”These geographically shut areas will cut back the turnaround time of oxygen tankers, that are restricted in numbers. This will even improve our each day lifting and higher demand administration,” Mr Kunte acknowledged.

The chief secretary stated of the 6,63,758 (COVID-19) energetic circumstances in Maharashtra, 78,884 sufferers are on medical oxygen together with 24,787 within the ICUs of hospitals.

Mr Kunte additionally stated 16 districts -Palghar, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Satara, Sangli, Kolhapur, Solapur, Nandurbar, Beed, Parbhani, Hingoli, Amravati, Buldhana, Wardha, Gadchiroli and Chandrapur are displaying steady progress in coronavirus optimistic circumstances and the oxygen requirement is on the rise.

“Considering the rise in the demand for medical oxygen, the present allocation to the state can be enhanced by at least 200 MT. This allocation may be raised at the locations convenient to Maharashtra,” Mr Kunte added.

He additionally urged the Union authorities to allocate not less than 10 LMO tankers to Maharashtra to allow lifting of the allotted oxygen quota from the metal plant positioned at Angul (Odisha) by way of Ro Ro (Roll-on/ roll off) service.

As of Monday, the general COVID-19 caseload in Maharashtra stood at 47,71,022 whereas the variety of deaths reached 70,851, the state well being division had stated.

Given the large rise in circumstances, Maharashtra has been battling the scarcity of medical oxygen in lots of hospitals.

In a bid to tide over the scarcity disaster, the state authorities has initiated varied measures together with establishing of the Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) medical oxygen era vegetation.

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