Punjab has actually composed to Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, seeking liquid oxygen
Amid a surge in coronavirus cases and death rate in Punjab in the last three weeks, the state government has looked for aid from neighbouring states and regional producers as it struggles to plug the supply of liquid oxygen throughout health centers.
The government has composed to Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, looking for liquid oxygen in the middle of fears of scarcity by the end of September.
It has also asked crucial oxygen makers in the state to prioritise supply to regional health centers. The move has actually come as the state is attempting to take on a high demand in oxygen supply, vital for extreme COVID-19 clients, amidst an intensifying public health scenario.
Punjab’s coronavirus death rate is 2.96 per cent, the highest in the country.
” As you are aware, the demand for oxygen in the hospitals of Punjab has actually increased due to the COVID-19 pandemic … Regional suppliers and providers of liquid oxygen have actually given discover that they are facing shortage of liquid oxygen and this issue is most likely to broaden in the coming days,” Punjab Chief Secretary Alok Shekhar said in a letter to the neighbouring states.
” The majority of the health centers and manufacturers/re-filling units/suppliers in Punjab depend upon Air Liquide India Pvt Ltd, Panipat, Haryana, for supply of liquid oxygen. You are asked for to kindly direct the worried industrial system to increase supply of liquid oxygen to the health centers … so as to lower the lack of oxygen in medical facilities of the state. A letter of confirmation would be extremely valued,” Mr Shekhar stated in the letter.
Punjab on Sunday reported the highest single-day spike of 2,628 coronavirus cases, taking overall cases in the state to 79,679