It will be imported to meet the lack of oxygen in the treatment of patients suffering from Kovid-19 in the country. Prime Minister Narendra Modi organized a review meeting on Friday to ensure that there is no shortage of oxygen across the country. Union Commerce and Industry Minister, Health Minister, Road Transport and Highways Minister, Steel Minister were also involved in this.
There will be uninterrupted supply of oxygen
A senior official source attached to the Prime Minister’s Office said that the Prime Minister directed in the meeting that all possible measures should be taken for uninterrupted supply of oxygen in any state of the country. If the demand for oxygen from domestic producers is not met, then it should also be imported. It was told in the meeting that at present, there is a high demand for oxygen in 12 states of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan. Officials said that there could be a demand of 4880 tonnes in the country on 20 April, 5619 tonnes on 25 April and 6593 tonnes on 30 April. Accordingly, preparations are going on. First, oxygen will be taken from domestic producers to meet the demand. If there is a shortage, then the requirement from abroad will be met.
Cylinder filling plant will run for 24 hours
The official of the Prime Minister’s Office said that the state and the central government together have removed all the barriers to manufacture 24 hours of oxygen. In addition, the cylinder filling plant has also been instructed to run 24 hours. Even the medical use of industrial cylinders is allowed, but before that its purification will have to be taken care of.
Decision to import 50 thousand tons of oxygen
Impaired Group 2 had said in its meeting on Thursday that mapping of the 12 states with the highest demand for oxygen. It was also decided to import 50,000 metric tons of medical oxygen.