Press Reporter News Service
Chandigarh, Could 3
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday appealed to the Centre for extra Oxygen tankers to be made accessible to the state, which didn’t have sufficient tankers to move the essential commodity for saving lives of critically sick Covid sufferers.
The Chief Minister, on the Covid assessment assembly, stated the state urgently want extra tankers, because it at the moment had solely 15 at its disposal, with two extra more likely to are available by tomorrow. These, he stated, weren’t sufficient to deal with the requirement for transporting the Oxygen provides coming in from different states.
Punjab has a 195 MT allocation from varied crops in different states, however the precise provide acquired over the previous 7 days has been round 110-120 MT each day, which has additionally been erratic, the Chief Minister famous. On this interval, the variety of sufferers on Oxygen help has gone up from 4,000 to round 9,000, and although the state authorities’s steps to watch and streamline provides by means of its controls rooms has helped in conserving issues steady, the state of affairs stays fluid and a matter of concern, he added.
The present consumption of oxygen within the state is greater than 225 MT each day, whereas the common improve in demand every single day is round 15-20%.
Chief Secretary Vini Mahajan instructed the assembly that along with the scarcity of vans accessible with transporters within the state, the truth that a tanker takes round 4-5 days to convey the 90 MT quota allocation from Bokaro plant has made issues worse. Except the state will get extra tankers, the state of affairs may worsen, she added.
Along with 90 MT from Bokaro, the state’s present allocation is: 60 MT from plant in Baddi, 20 MT from plant in Panipat, 15 MT from plant in Roorkee and 10 MT from plant in Dehradun. Apart from, round 80 MT is generated each day from the state ASUs & native PSA, and steps are being taken to extend manufacturing on a steady foundation, she stated, including, nevertheless, that this was not ample to satisfy the rising demand.
Medical Schooling Minister OP Soni stated extra oxygen cylinders had been additionally wanted at Authorities hospitals to satisfy the rising requirement.