Additional Secretary within the Ministry of Home Affairs Piyush Goyal additionally mentioned the turnaround time of oxygen-carrying tankers was lowered to 1-2 hours from 4-5 days.
India has enough inventory of medical oxygen, however the subject is its transportation from the manufacturing states to high-demand areas which the federal government is attempting to handle, the Home Ministry mentioned Monday.
Additional Secretary within the Ministry of Home Affairs Piyush Goyal additionally mentioned the turnaround time of oxygen-carrying tankers was lowered to 1-2 hours from 4-5 days by taking the assistance of the Indian Air Force transport plane which have been ferrying empty tankers.
“We have enough stock of oxygen. The issue is transportation which we are trying to resolve by active involvement of all stake holders,” Mr. Goyal informed a press convention right here.
Amidst growing demand for oxygen within the nation due to the surging coronavirus circumstances, he mentioned, “There is absolutely no need to panic for oxygen as we are trying to resolve the issue of oxygen transportation from the producing states to high demand areas.” He additionally mentioned the Central authorities is monitoring the motion of oxygen-carrying tankers on real-time foundation by GPS and making them obtainable to hospitals on the shortest potential time.
Since Friday, the house ministry has been coordinating efforts to deploy empty oxygen tankers and containers in numerous filling stations throughout the nation to pace up the distribution of the much-needed medical oxygen in treating COVID-19 sufferers.
The coronavirus scenario continues to be grim in India with 3,52,991 folks testing constructive and a file 2,812 deaths reported on Monday.
The Central authorities is attempting to supply oxygen from completely different elements of the nation and making it obtainable in worst hit states by working particular trains.
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