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

The state authorities has requested that the provision 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 at the very least 200 metric tonnes (MT) which can assist in higher administration of the demand for the life-saving fuel.

In a letter addressed to Union cupboard secretary Rajiv Gauba on Might 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 provision 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 scale back the turnaround time of oxygen tankers, that are restricted in numbers. This may even improve our every day lifting and higher demand administration,” Mr Kunte said.

The chief secretary stated of the 6,63,758 (COVID-19) energetic instances 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 development in coronavirus optimistic instances and the oxygen requirement is on the rise.

“Contemplating the rise within the demand for medical oxygen, the current allocation to the state will be enhanced by at the very least 200 MT. This allocation could also be raised on the areas handy to Maharashtra,” Mr Kunte added.

He additionally urged the Union authorities to allocate at the very least 10 LMO tankers to Maharashtra to allow lifting of the allotted oxygen quota from the metal plant situated 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 instances, 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 numerous measures together with establishing of the Stress Swing Adsorption (PSA) medical oxygen era vegetation.

(This story has not been edited by The Press Reporter employees and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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