Out of 150 oxygen concentrators from Taiwan, 50 concentrators will be given to Punjab. At the same time, 500 oxygen cylinders have also been provided by Taiwan, out of which 185 cylinders have been allotted to Himachal Pradesh and 300 to Uttarakhand.
During the second wave of Coronavirus, the country’s health system has also collapsed. The crisis of shortage of medical oxygen and ventilators has deepened in many hospitals across the country amid increasing cases of infection. But in this difficult time, India is also getting help from many countries around the world. In the form of oxygen concentrators, oxygen cylinders and pulse oximeters, all the help that India has received from other countries so far, the central government has started distributing them all among the states.
In the same sequence, the central government has started allocating medical devices received from abroad as assistance from Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand among the beneficiary states in the first batch. The Center said that Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand have been allocated oxygen concentrators, oxygen cylinders and pulse oximeters to meet the shortage of critical medical equipment for the treatment of corona patients.
Help from Taiwan was divided among these states
A total of 95 oxygen concentrators have been allotted to Haryana in the first installment. An official said that out of 150 oxygen contractors who came to India as help from Taiwan, 35 contractors are reaching a warehouse in Gurugram on Tuesday. With this, 60 of the contractors who have come from Kuwait will also be sent to Haryana.
The central government said that out of 150 oxygen concentrators from Taiwan, 50 would be given to Punjab. At the same time, 500 oxygen cylinders have also been provided by Taiwan, out of which 185 cylinders have been allotted to Himachal Pradesh and 300 to Uttarakhand. According to the letter from the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Himachal Pradesh will also get additional oxygen cylinders given by Kuwait. An official said that 113 pulse oximeters have been given to Haryana, which will be sent to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Jhajjar.
These countries are getting help to India
To overcome the acute shortage of medical equipment in hospitals, the central government is engaged in importing many essential medical equipment, including oxygen, from abroad. It is known that India has also helped them in this crisis by supplying corona vaccine and other essential medicines to many countries. Today, under the same assistance, all those countries are engaged in helping India.
Oxygen from countries like United States, Russia, Germany, France, Italy, Romania, Belgium, Uzbekistan, United Kingdom, Kuwait, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Thailand and Taiwan as an emergency aid package amidst this crisis. Thousands of medical equipment have been supplied, including generation units, cylinders, concentrators, cryogenic tankers, ventilators and face masks.
Efforts are being made to meet medical oxygen deficiency
Officials of the Haryana government said that these foreign aid, allotted by the central government, will start being distributed to different hospitals on a priority basis. This year, due to lack of medical oxygen, a major crisis has arisen for the corona patients in the hospitals of Haryana.
The central government allotted 162 MT of medical oxygen to the state last month, which was increased to 257 MT last week. But the demand of the state is still increasing and to meet this, the Center has supplied 300 metric tonnes of oxygen to Haryana. Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar is reviewing the status of availability of oxygen in private hospitals and after visiting every district hospital. The state government has also formed district level teams of officers to supply oxygen to all private or government hospitals non-stop and to ensure their availability.
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