'Completely false': Delhi Health Minister hits out at Centre's 'no one died due to oxygen shortage' remarks
There was an unprecedented surge in demand for medical oxygen during the second wave and it peaked at nearly 9,000 MT compared to 3,095 MT in the first wave.
More than 1500 PSA oxygen plants are coming up across the nation which includes contributions from PM CARES as well as various ministries and PSUs, a statement by the PMO said.
Family members of the patient alleged that they tried calling the staff for help but none responded and they had to take help of a private supplier to bring the patient back to normalcy.
The second wave of COVID-19 saw an increase in demand for medical oxygen in different parts of the country, office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government said in a statement.
Upon reaching the Sadar Hospital, he was told that the lone oxygen plant in Purnia had developed snags and supply had not reached from Bhagalpur.
Every day, about 2,40,000 square ft of granite slabs are transported to various states and some destinations abroad.
He said the situation is "extremely fragile" as there are also constraints in lifting 100 metric tonnes (MT) of allocated oxygen from Burnpur and Kalinganagar.
The government on Wednesday asked private hospitals to install their own oxygen plants to meet the need of oxygen within 15 days.
According to District Collector Hari Narayanan, an oxygen tanker coming to the hospital from Chennai in Tamil Nadu was delayed.
The bench before adjourning also said that both Tamil Nadu and Puducherry are running short of drugs and vaccines. "In TN, the vaccination for persons below the age of 45 has not been possible..."
As Covid patients are struggling to access oxygen cylinders in the Capital city, volunteer groups have come forward to arrange the life saving gas for those in home isolation.
Unabl e to get vaccination slots in Gurugram due to a shortage, the residents of the millennium city are going to other districts such as Rewari, Rohtak and Jind to get vaccinated.
Experts to work on model of allocation across India, Centre to provide assistance
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Currently, 417 tonnes of LMO in 26 tankers are on way to Delhi, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana, it said.