A few have set up oxy plants, but say cannot solely depend on them
According to government sources, this data is likely to be presented in the ongoing Monsoon Session of the Parliament.
The initial requirement of oxygen in April was 4,362 metric tonnes, which doubled with 8,986 metric tonnes getting supplied in May.
Dr Aravindan Selvaraj, executive director, Kauvery Hospital, Chennai, said, “Since April 2021, we have set up two oxygen manufacturing plants that produce up to 96% medical grade oxygen.
Collector J Nivas asked the officials to take necessary steps to make sure that Oxygen is given to the infected until their oxygen levels reach normal levels and they test negative.
The court also directed the Delhi government to file a status report on the issue of buffer stock of oxygen and give details of the location of different storage tanks.
The hospital’s central oxygen supply was operational again at 4:45 a.m. Sunday, after 15 tons of liquid oxygen were delivered.
The oxygen audit report further said due to Delhi’s excessive demand, 12 other states had to face a shortage as supply was diverted to Delhi.
Afghanistan has even run out of empty cylinders, receiving a delivery of 1,000 last week from Uzbekistan.
ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel (AMNS) India on Sunday delivered 5,020 medical grade oxygen cylinders and 2,000 units of flow metres to Odisha.
To brace for a third wave of Covid-19, the Health Department has been readying beds with centralised oxygen supply lines at all block-level primary health centres.
Oxygen supply was allegedely stopped for 96 patients at the hospital for five minutes in April to find out who will survive.
These centres were proposed as part of an action plan to deal with the second and third waves of the pandemic.
Health department sources said the five municipal corporations have been provided with 1000 oxygen concentrators, which will be made available to patients free of cost.
A plant generating medical oxygen at Darbhanga abruptly broke down on May 5 creating a life and death situation for 500 patients.