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Send more oxygen tankers, Punjab state urges Centre

Chandigarh, Might 3

Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Monday appealed to the Centre for extra oxygen tankers to be made obtainable to the state.

The Chief Minister, at a Covid evaluate assembly, mentioned the state urgently wanted extra tankers, because it presently had solely 15 at its disposal, with two extra more likely to are available by tomorrow. These, he mentioned, weren’t sufficient.

Punjab had a 195 MT allocation from numerous vegetation in different states, however the precise provide acquired over the previous seven days had been round 110-120 MT day by day, which had additionally been erratic, the Chief Minister famous.

On this interval, the variety of sufferers on oxygen help had gone up from 4,000 to round 9,000, although the state authorities’s steps to watch and streamline provides by its controls rooms had helped in retaining issues steady, the state of affairs remained fluid and was a matter of concern, he added. The present consumption of oxygen within the state is greater than 225 MT day by day, whereas the typical enhance in demand on daily basis is round 15-20 per cent. — TPR

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