CHANDIGARH: Faced with scarcity of medical oxygen provide for Covid-19 sufferers, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday urged the Centre to guarantee uninterrupted oxygen provides, with not less than 120 MT day by day allocation for the state, whereas reiterating his request for pressing steps to arrange two pending PSA crops accredited by it two months in the past.
In a letter to Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan, the Chief Minister sought instant consideration to his request for uninterrupted oxygen provides from the Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) suppliers as per dedication on day by day foundation. He additionally requested that allocation to Punjab be saved not less than at 120 MT day by day excluding (22 MT) of Punjab quota in provide to PGIMER, Chandigarh.
While the capability for storage of medical oxygen for all healthcare amenities within the State is round 300 MT, day by day consumption/requirement of medical oxygen as per the current case load in Punjab is round 105-110 MT, the Chief Minister identified, including that this was anticipated to additional rise to round 150-170 MT within the subsequent two weeks as per the projections of improve in hospital admissions due to the rising case load.
Captain Amarinder famous that for the reason that most important requirement of the State is fulfilled from outdoors, adherence of provide as per the allocation made by the Centre for all States, together with Punjab, is vital to find a way to meet the day by day necessities. The Central Control Group on Oxygen had allotted 126 MT (together with 32 MT from the native ASUs) on April fifteenth, 2021. However, the allocation has subsequently been decreased to 82 MT from the week of twenty fifth April 2021, mentioned the Chief Minister, including this allocation could be grossly inadequate to meet the demand. Further, the Central allocation management room has clubbed allocation of Punjab with the Union Territory of Chandigarh (22MT) which additional reduces the allocation for Punjab, he added.
The demand is at the moment fulfilled by the producers, refillers, ASUs of the State and PSA crops in few of the districts, each in authorities and personal sector. He mentioned that the largest constraint confronted by Punjab is the availability to the producers/distributors and the refillers for liquid oxygen is fulfilled by producers from outdoors the State (specifically Inox, Baddi, HP; Air Liquide Panipat & Roorkee; and Linde, Selaqui, Dehradun) as there isn’t a LMO plant throughout the State.
On the 2 pending Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) crops, which have been accredited by Government of India (GoI) two months earlier for Government Medical College and Hospitals (GMCHs) at Patiala and Amritsar, he urged the Union Minister to provoke the method for setting them up expeditiously, so as to cut back oxygen requirement from LMO suppliers.