Letter to the Editor
Ensure availability of oxygen
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has stressed taking effective steps to ensure the supply of oxygen across the country. PM Modi also took a detailed review of the current situation of oxygen supply and projected use in the coming fifteen days across twelve high burden states and suggested increasing oxygen production as per the capacity of each plant.
The Government has exempted all interstate movement of oxygen tankers from registration to enable easier movement. The States and transporters have been ensuring tankers move round the clock with drivers working in shifts to faster turnaround and adequate capacity to meet the surge in demand.
The Government is allowing Industrial cylinders to be used for medical oxygen afterward due to purging. State governments need to develop a strong mechanism to ensure oxygen availability in all hospitals as per demand. The lives of serious patients can be saved by providing oxygen timely. This is the need of the hour.
Amit Singh Kushwaha, Satna (MP)