The centre has tweaked a earlier order that exempted 9 classes of industries from diverting liquid oxygen for medical use. This time, amid the lethal second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, the centre stated these 9 industries are now not exempted from manufacturing liquid oxygen just for medial use.
“Use of liquid oxygen is not allowed for any non-medical purpose and all manufacturing units may maximise their production of liquid oxygen, and make it available to the government for use for medical purposes only, with immediate effect and until further orders,” the Union Home Secretary stated within the order.
“Further, all stocks of liquid oxygen should be made available to the government for use for medical purposes. No exception is allowed to any industry with regard to use of liquid oxygen,” the order stated.
The surge in Covid instances in current weeks have led to what’s now being known as a deadlier second wave of the pandemic. Social media is filled with tales of determined folks looking for oxygen or a hospital mattress for his or her family and friends.
More and extra folks this time are complaining of breathlessness, which wants oxygen assist. However, the provision of oxygen has turn into severely restricted because of the sudden bounce in demand throughout cities and cities.
The authorities’s transfer to extend oxygen provide is aimed toward plugging the oxygen hole within the nation, notably in high-burden states – Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Haryana, Punjab and Rajasthan.
Shortage of medical oxygen is being reported continuously by hospitals throughout the nation. Many are posting their SOS on social media for quicker intervention.
To guarantee provide of oxygen in bulk and quickly to sufferers, the railways is working ‘Oxygen Express’ trains and a inexperienced hall has been created for quick motion of those trains.
The 9 industries that have been earlier exempted from supplying medical oxygen are – ampoules and vials, pharmaceutical, petroleum refineries, metal vegetation, nuclear power services, oxygen cylinder producers, waste water therapy vegetation, meals and water purification and course of industries, which require uninterrupted operation of furnaces.
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