Delhi receives 3 out of 21 oxygen plants from France amid second wave of Covid – fr

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Delhi receives 3 out of 21 oxygen plants from France amid second wave of Covid – fr


The nation’s capital has received three of 21 variable pressure adsorption oxygen plants from France and is expected to receive the rest later this month, officials said on Saturday.
The three pressure swing adsorption (PSA) oxygen plants donated by France have been installed at Satyawadi Raja Harishchandra Hospital in Narela, Ambedkar Hospital and Sanjay Gandhi Hospital.

“The Union Ministry of Health and the Ministry of External Affairs are watching them. They should reach us within this month, ”Ashish Kundra, Principal Secretary, Transport and OSD (Health) said during an online update.

Of the total oxygen supplied to Delhi currently, an average of 29 percent is supplied by railways and an average of 71 percent by roads, Kundra said.

An average of 507.5 tonnes of oxygen is supplied to Delhi daily, he said.

Ten SOS calls were received on May 7, but they declined, the official said.

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He pointed out that central government hospitals consume around 9.39% of total allocated oxygen, Delhi public hospitals consume 20.20% and private hospitals consume 50.20%.

The remaining 15.67% is reserved for emergency SOS calls, while the 3.03% quota is given to districts to provide facilities to citizens, he said.

“Fair distribution strategy”

“An equitable distribution and allocation strategy is being prepared for the optimal use of the donated oxygen. The GPS tracking system helps to monitor the real-time locations of the tanker trucks for a continuous supply of oxygen in Delhi.

“A network team has been formed which provides real-time information from different parts of the country on the oxygen management system. The district magistrates monitor by their teams whether the oxygen reaches the designated hospitals and institutions in a timely manner, ”he said. .

The national capital is increasing its capacity in terms of transporting liquid oxygen through the city, the government said earlier.

Real-time monitoring of tankers

“The oxygen supply chain has become more efficient thanks to the movement of railways. All DMs follow each fill and make sure it reaches its designated destination, ”he said.

Kundra said agents were deployed to factories in West Bengal, in Odisha, among others, and were getting real-time information on when the tanker began its journey.

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“Real-time monitoring of oxygen tankers is carried out by the team formed by the government to alleviate the challenges and obstacles in the management of the oxygen supply chain in the nation’s capital,” said he declared.

The Delhi government has also delegated a team of officers to each of the oxygen plant sites, which ensures that there are no administrative issues and hurdles in Delhi’s oxygen supply. , he added.

Cylinder donation sheet

Kundra said citizens can log in to delhi.gov.in to access the bottle donation sheet and can also book bottle refill at https://oxygen.jantasamvad.org.

More than 1,100 bottles were distributed on May 7 for isolated patients at home, he said. As many as 1,112 cylinders were distributed on Saturday, the highest being 439 in the Western District, another official said.

The senior official also warned against black marketing of oxygen cylinders or drugs and said the government had zero tolerance for black traders.

Centers for the fight against hunger

The government has set up 174 anti-hunger centers, he said, adding that this initiative will ensure that the poor and needy receive daily food.

In the past week, nearly nine lakh meals have been distributed to the needy in the city, he added.



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