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Piyush Goyal reviews the availability and supply of Medical Oxygen in the country in the wake of Covid-19

There is adequate availability, manufacturing, supply and storage capacity of Medical Oxygen

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New Delhi , 17 Jul 2020

In the wake of Covid-19 pandemic, the Minister of Commerce and Industry  Piyush Goyal today reviewed the Medical Oxygen supply and enhancement of capacity storage in the  country. The Officials of the Department of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare informed that as of now, there is no major problem  reported in manufacturing, storage, transport and supply of Medical Oxygen. It was mentioned that average monthly consumption of Medical Oxygen was 902 MT/day in April’20  and had gone upto 1512 MT/day by 15th July. There is sufficient stock of over 15 thousand MT, as of now.It was observed that the overall position of the present production and  supply of Medical Oxygen, as compared to the total projection of the requirement by end of this month, is comfortable in all the states. In States, Metros and Districts, where the  active cases are large in number, the position of supply and storage is adequate. Similarly, appropriate arrangements have been made for making available Medical Oxygen at  remote places. It was highlighted that percentage   of total Covid-19 cases on Oxygen including those in ICU, has declined to 4.58% yesterday. Medical Oxygen storage capacity  is also being enhanced by almost 10% from 5938 MT, as on 1st March’20All the major manufacturers of cylinders and cryogenic vessels are now registered on Government e- Marketplace (GeM), the public procurement portal. Manufacturers of Medical Oxygen Generators are also in the process of registering.The Minister said that the adequate  arrangements should be in place for any eventuality or sudden spurt in demand. He directed that special care should be taken to make available the Oxygen supply in those  areas where connectivity gets affected at this time of the year, due to adverse weather conditions. 

 

Tags: Piyush Goyal , Bharatiya Janata Party , BJP , New Delhi , Minister of Commerce and Industry , Medical Oxygen , Department of Industry and Internal Trade , DPIIT

 

 

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