Haryana Govt ensures availability of Liquid, Medical Oxygen in Govt, private hospitals
Rajeev Arora, Additional Chief Secretary, Health and Family Welfare informed that Haryana also has eight Medical oxygen fillers to fill Medical Oxygen in D Type and B Type Cylinders and this oxygen is being supplied to Hospitals and Medical Colleges.
Chandigarh: Haryana has adequate production and storage capacity of Liquid and Medical Oxygen and adequate arrangements have been made by the state to ensure that there is no shortage of Oxygen in both government and private hospitals of the state.
Mr Rajeev Arora, Additional Chief Secretary, Health and Family Welfare, gave this assurance during a video conference organized by Union Government held here on Monday. The conference was held with the States to ensure the availability of Oxygen for the treatment of COVID patients.
Divulging details about the availability of oxygen, Mr Arora said that Haryana has an adequate production storage capacity of Liquid and Medical Oxygen.
He said that the State has four Air Separation Units -- Air Liquide Panipat having capacity of around 240 MT, Jindal Steels Hisar having a capacity of 6.8 MT, Gupta Gases having a capacity of 3.0 MT and Gupta Industrial Gases having a capacity of 2.5 MT.
He informed that Haryana also has eight Medical oxygen fillers to fill Medical Oxygen in D Type and B Type Cylinders and this oxygen is being supplied to Hospitals and Medical Colleges.
"License have also been issued to Industrial Oxygen fillers for manufacturing of Medical Oxygen. Hospitals in Haryana have 29 Cryogenic Tanks for Medical Liquid Oxygen and four have been installed recently in COVID-19 period during last three months," Mr Arora said.
He said that there are a total 62 Tankers registered in Haryana for transportation of Liquid Oxygen. Almost all Hospitals have manifolds and regulators for smooth oxygen supply to patients, he added.
The ACS said that rates for treatment of COVID-19 patients in Private Hospitals have already been fixed by the state government. Besides this, Health Department is also ensuring its compliance.
No case of hoarding and black marketing of Oxygen is reported in Haryana and any case of black marketing will be dealt with strongly, he said.
He assured the Central Government that there will be no shortage of Oxygen in the state.