Press Reporter News Service
Chandigarh, April 29
For easy and uninterrupted provide of medical oxygen, the UT Administration has roped in two extra non-public distributors for refilling of cylinders for use by healthcare establishments within the metropolis.
The Ministry of Well being and Household Welfare has mounted a day by day quota of 20 MT of medical oxygen for the UT from INOX, Barotiwala, which is being utilised for Authorities Multi-Specialty Hospital (GMSH), Sector 16, the Authorities Medical School and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, and the Covid hospital in Sector 48. Lately, three oxygen era crops had been commissioned on the GMCH, the GMSH and the Covid hospital, Sector 48, with a capability of 1,000 litre per minute (LPM), 500 LPM and 100 LMP, respectively. The requirement of medical oxygen for the PGI is met out of a separate quota.
Metropolis quota 20 MT
After assembly the day by day requirement of principal authorities hospitals, the remaining medical oxygen out of the 20 MT quota of the UT can be supplied to personal distributors for refilling medical oxygen cylinders to cater to the wants of presidency in addition to non-public healthcare establishments within the metropolis.
Yashpal Garg, nodal officer for managing the medical oxygen provide to the UT, stated, there was further requirement of refilling of medical oxygen in cylinders in every of those three authorities hospitals. “Additional, non-public healthcare establishments additionally require medical oxygen and these are principally depending on medical oxygen in cylinders,” he stated.
After assembly the day by day requirement of the GMCH, the GMSH and the Covid hospital, Sector 48, the remaining medical oxygen out of the 20 MT quota of the UT can be supplied to personal distributors for refilling medical oxygen cylinders to cater to the wants of presidency in addition to non-public healthcare establishments within the metropolis.
At current, Anaesthetic Gases Pvt Ltd (AGPL), Sector 22-A, is the accepted non-public vendor for the GMCH and the Covid hospital for refilling cylinders with medical oxygen. “Now, it’s also supplying oxygen to the GMSH,” he stated. AGPL can also be refilling medical oxygen cylinders of personal healthcare establishments within the metropolis.
“To keep away from a doable rush with a single non-public refilling vendor and to make sure easy provide, now, two extra non-public refilling distributors – Chandigarh Gases, Industrial Space, Section 1, and Tremendous Gages, Dera Bassi, will present adequate amount of medical oxygen out of the 20 MT quota of the UT for refilling of medical oxygen cylinders for use by each authorities and personal healthcare establishments,” he stated.
Dr Manjit Singh, Medical Officer, GMSH, will coordinate with INOX and be certain that the day by day 20 MT quota medical oxygen is rationally distributed among the many GMCH, the GMSH and the Covid hospital, Sector 48. “The remaining amount can be supplied by INOX on to the non-public refilling distributors to refill medical oxygen cylinders of healthcare establishments,” he stated.
He stated the amount of medical oxygen supplied to the non-public refilling distributors and the amount of oxygen provided by them to healthcare establishments can be often monitored by Dr Manjit Singh.
As agreed upon by the distributors, refilling can be supplied on the charge accepted for the GMCH, he stated. “The non-public refilling distributors, who’ve been supplied medical oxygen out of the quota of the UT, is not going to cost increased than the accepted charge of the GMCH,” stated Garg.
Personal healthcare establishments have to make sure that non-public distributors don’t settle for any industrial cylinder for refilling with medical oxygen. Solely cylinders prescribed for medical oxygen ought to be used for the aim. The cylinders ought to be hydraulically examined as per the prescribed pointers/requirements to keep away from any mishap throughout the technique of refilling and transportation. There ought to be sufficient variety of empty cylinders to have higher rotation of refilling and to care for any delay within the provide chain.