Oxygen Crisis: Tata Steel has increased the supply of liquid medical oxygen to 500-600 tonnes per day, with increased logistic support.
Tata Steel said on Monday that it has increased the daily oxygen supply to 600 tonnes per day for the treatment of Kovid-19 patients. On the instructions of the Ministry of Steel, the country’s steel plants are supplying medical liquid oxygen gas to various states. At this time there is a huge shortage of oxygen for the treatment of patients.
In a tweet, Tata Steel said, ‘Tata Steel has increased the supply of liquid medical oxygen to 500-600 tonnes per day, with increased logistic support. We are working closely with the Government of India and the states to increase the availability of oxygen and save the lives of people. Last week, a Tata Steel spokesperson said that the company was supplying 300 tonnes of liquid medical oxygen (LMO) per day to various states.
Government said, do not worry about the availability of oxygen
Meanwhile, the Union Home Ministry on Monday appealed to people not to panic over the availability of medical oxygen, saying that the country has sufficient reserves of oxygen, but there is an issue of supplying them in areas with high demand, which is resolved in a better way. Efforts are being made to do this and the help of Air Force is also being taken in it. Additional secretary of the ministry Piyush Goyal also mentioned what efforts have been made by the government to provide oxygen to the hospitals at the earliest.
He said, ‘Do not panic, do not panic. We have enough reserves of oxygen. There is the issue of transportation. Transportation is a big challenge which we are trying to solve with the active participation of all concerned parties. There is no need to panic at all because we are trying to solve the issue of transportation of oxygen. He also told that the oxygen producing states are mainly in eastern and central India. This is an indication that these producing states are far away from those states where there is a high demand for oxygen.
Corona’s condition in the country is critical
On the other hand, on Monday, a day after the ban on the use of liquid oxygen, the government allowed three sectors – vials, medicine and defense forces – to use it. Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla had on Sunday banned the use of liquid oxygen for non-medical purposes in many parts of the country, particularly in Delhi amid a shortage of medical oxygen. The condition of corona in the country remains critical. In the last 24 hours, after the arrival of 3,52,991 new cases of Kovid-19, the number of infected people increased to 1,73,13,163 on Monday and the number of people who died due to 2,812 deaths from the infection increased to 1,95,123.
(News agency language report)
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