Keeping the burgeoning demands of medical-grade oxygen in view, the Uttar Pradesh government has been trying to amplify 02 supplies for Lucknow. In the latest string of developments, the Oxygen Express train from Jamshedpur, transported 10 containers of the life-saving necessity in the city on Tuesday. Starting its journey at 5 PM on Monday, the train reached the Charbagh Railway station at 2:30 PM today, with an approximated amount of 80 metric tonnes of oxygen.
Supplies to be distributed between Lucknow and Kanpur
As per resources, the largest consignment received in the city on Tuesday will provide respite to the COVID patients in Lucknow and Kanpur. While 6 containers will be kept in Lucknow, the other 4 shall be sent to the hospitals in Kanpur. While the state capital struggles with an uncontrolled rise in COVID infections, Kanpur takes the second spot with an equally alarming count of patients.
On Sunday, two oxygen express trains arrived at Lucknow with a total of 10 containers. Ferrying stocks of 90.78 MT oxygen, the facilities upgraded the inventories in Lucknow. Now, with the arrival of these latest supplies, it is expected that the oxygen crisis would be relaxed for the next few days. Previously, the stocks brought by Oxygen Express were also transported to Bareilly to ease accessibility there.
Immediate actions required to stop the illicit sale of medical resources
Due to the escalating count of severe patients, oxygen requirements have shot up in multiple districts across the country. While umpteen services are functional to resolve the plight, the lags are still being observed. Making a note of this, it is important to deploy an ardent administrative watch over the market of medical necessities. Assured benefits shall only accrue to the beneficiaries when black-marketing and commissioning are stopped.
In the last 24 hours, 25,858 new COVID cases were marked in Uttar Pradesh while Lucknow and Kanpur shared the largest proportion of caseload. Keeping this in view, the government needs to extend its initiatives to ensure the safety and security of the citizens.