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Congress Leader raises questions on the shortage of oxygen cylinders

A congress leader Digvijay Singh in the Rajya Sabha raised the issue of excessive costs and the dark advertising of the oxygen cylinders. congress leader guaranteed that the shortage of oxygen cylinders was the main cause of the death of numerous patients.

congress leader Digvijay Singh stated, “The oxygen was priced at Rs 10 per cubic meter which has now gone up to Rs 50 per cubic meter.

“The oxygen was priced at Rs 10 per cubic meter which has now gone up to Rs 50 per cubic meter. “Due to this many patients have lost their lives and the government should act on this,’ Digvijay Singh told.

While pointing out towards the Health Minister, Digvijay Singh stated, “Even the health minister did not mention this issue during his speech.”

With a huge spike of 90,123 cases, remembering 1,290 passings for 24 hours, India’s crown count on Wednesday arrived at a sum of 5,020,359 cases.

On July 17, India had logged 10 lakh cases, which at that point multiplied to 20 lakh in 20 days on August 7. The nation included another 10 lakh August 23 and went past 40 lakh on September 5. In 11 days, it included another 10 lakh cases, amounting to 50 lakh cases today.

Maharashtra keeps on being the most noticeably terrible hit with a sum of 10,97,856 cases, including 30,409 deaths; trailed by Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and Uttar Pradesh.

With the rise in COVID patients requiring oxygen, the wellbeing service has set up a controlled space to guarantee the accessibility of oxygen chambers.

Bhushan told that “We have set up a virtual control room where state governments can inform if there is any shortage,”

Three joint secretary-level nodal officials – from the health ministry, the Department of Industry, and the drugs controller’s office – are checking the circumstance at the focal level to guarantee there is no hole in gracefully.

The service has held a progression of gatherings with the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) secretary, drugs secretary, wellbeing secretaries, and businesses secretaries of different states to talk about approaches to guarantee sufficient oxygen accessibility in all medical care offices and unlimited intra-state and interstate development of oxygen.

Bhushan stated “It is very much important that every state should ensure the proper use of oxygen inventory management in hospitals. A possible stock-out alert has to be generated so that oxygen can be replenished. We have also asked the states to set up control rooms at the state level,”

At the public level there is, actually, an overflow of oxygen, “As of Tuesday, there is a surplus of 1,900 metric tonnes. The problem happens at a facility level if they don’t have inventory management,” said Rajesh Bhushan

On Sunday, the health ministry had asked seven states – Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Telangana, Gujarat, Rajasthan, and Madhya Pradesh – to guarantee sufficient oxygen accessibility in all medical care offices. The service held a virtual gathering on Tuesday with the support of state wellbeing secretaries and enterprise secretaries of different states and Union Territories.

The states were encouraged to guarantee office astute and clinic insightful oxygen stock administration and early arrangement for ideal renewal so that there is no stock-out. The states were additionally approached to guarantee that no limitation is forced on the development of clinical oxygen among states and Union Territories.

 

 

SOURCE: WITH INPUT FROM IANS