The Maharashtra authorities has required the Center to enhance the present allocation of liquid medical oxygen (LMO) to the state by not less than 200 metric tons (MT), which can assist higher handle demand for the life-saving gasoline.
In a letter addressed to the Union’s cupboard secretary Rajiv Gauba on May 3, Maharashtra Chief Secretary Sitaram Kunte additionally demanded that 10 LMO tankers be assigned to the state to enable the lifting of the assigned oxygen quota. .
The state authorities has requested that the provide of 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 places will cut back the response time of oxygen tanker vans, that are restricted in quantity. This can even enhance our every day raise and higher demand administration, ” Kunte stated.
The chief secretary stated that of the 6,63,758 (COVID-19) lively circumstances in Maharashtra, 78,884 sufferers are receiving medical oxygen, together with 24,787 in hospital ICUs.
Kunte additionally stated that 16 districts – Palghar, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Satara, Sangli, Kolhapur, Solapur, Nandurbar, Beed, Parbhani, Hingoli, Amravati, Buldhana, Wardha, Gadchiroli and Chandrapur are displaying continued progress in optimistic circumstances of coronavirus and the oxygen requirement is excessive.
“Taking into account the increase in demand for medical oxygen, the current allocation to the state can be increased by at least 200 MT. This allocation can be increased at locations convenient for Maharashtra,” Kunte added.
He additionally urged the Union authorities to assign not less than 10 LMO tankers to Maharashtra to enable lifting of the assigned oxygen quota of the metal plant situated in Angul (Odisha) via the Ro Ro (Roll-on / roll off) service. ).
As of Monday, the whole variety of COVID-19 circumstances in Maharashtra was 47,71,022, whereas the loss of life toll reached 70,851, the state well being division stated.
Given the large improve in circumstances, Maharashtra has been battling medical oxygen shortages in lots of hospitals.
In an try to overcome the scarcity disaster, the state authorities has initiated a number of measures, together with the set up of strain swing adsorption (PSA) medical oxygen era crops.
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