Ensure adequate supply of medical oxygen: Punjab CM urges PM Modi
The Punjab government, on its part, was in talks with industry to convert industrial oxygen to medical oxygen, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said.
Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ensure adequate medical oxygen supplies for Punjab from other states.
Singh informed the Prime Minister that with no manufacturers of medical oxygen, the state was dependent largely on three big manufacturers for liquid oxygen.
These are at Baddi (HP), Dehradun (Uttarakhand), and Panipat (Haryana), but the Dehradun and Panipat plants are not supplying oxygen as per the state's demand, he said, adding that the Panipat plant can supply more oxygen if supply to Panipat Refinery is curtailed.
The Punjab government, on its part, was in talks with industry to convert industrial oxygen to medical oxygen, he said.
Earlier in the day, the Prime Minister chaired a high-level virtual meeting with Chief Ministers and Health Ministers of seven high burdens the Covid-19 States/Union Territory to review Covid-19 response and management.
With experts suggesting of possible aggravation of COVID conditions due to stubble burning, the Chief Minister also reiterated his demand for financial aid by the Centre to farmers for defraying the cost on the management of paddy straw, according to a release by Punjab CMO.