The policy aims to make Delhi self-reliant in the production of medical oxygen to meet any crisis or medical emergency in the future, the city government said in a statement.
Delhi battled an acute shortage of oxygen in April and May as hospitals in the capital sent out SOS calls to authorities to replenish their dwindling stocks.
The enhanced production of Liquid Medical Oxygen by steel players led to the reduced availability of gaseous Oxygen for steel production during the period April-June, 2021.
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At a time when the country was reeling under Oxygen shortage, the Supreme Court on April 27 granted permission to Sterlite Copper to produce Oxygen.
The government has also issued a list of authorised agencies that can install the plant.
Vedanta Limited on Friday approached the Supreme Court seeking its directions on continuing the operation of its plant in Thoothukudi for producing medical oxygen.
In a major achievement, the Kerala Technological University (KTU) has facilitated its first technology transfer in developing portable oxygen concentrators.
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The development comes a week after the Centre had informed the Parliament that no states had specifically reported any deaths due to oxygen shortage during the second wave.
According to government sources, this data is likely to be presented in the ongoing Monsoon Session of the Parliament.
The total project cost is around Rs 75 lakh including compressor, pipelines, testing equipment and other items
The DRDO chairman was on a two-day visit to Krishna district to examine the ongoing works of Missile Testing Launch Facility coming up at Gullalamoda in Nagayalanka mandal.
The IMA argued that oxygen requirement is more only during the pandemic and the oxygen plants to be set up by spending crores of rupees in hospitals will have no demand once the pandemic is over.
This will be the first time that the life-saving gas is destined for delievery outside the country.