In a bid to augment oxygen supplies in Uttar Pradesh, two wings of the state machinery have come forward and joined hands to set up oxygen generators in each of the state's 75 districts. As per reports, the excise and sugar industry and sugarcane development department of the UP government, will be installing such oxygen production equipment throughout the territory. Reportedly, the intervention has already been initiated in more than 25 districts while the project is underway at other places.
Move towards enhanced supplies of oxygen throughout the state
As per reports, the installation work is either complete or nearing completion in more than 10 districts. With the oxygen generators established at the sugar mills or the centres of the Excise Department, hospitals and medical centres encompassing around 35-45 beds will be benefitted from an uninterrupted supply of oxygen. Reportedly, the choice of the hospitals would be based on the collective discretion of the DM and the CMO.
According to reports, the project at each centre is being financed by a sum of nearly ₹50-60 lakhs and Air India will deliver the related equipment to the concerned areas. Once these plans are extensively implemented, the state stands assured with an amplified supply of oxygen across all its districts.
More than 25k cases recorded in Uttar Pradesh for over 20 days in a row!
With 26,636 fresh cases of the COVID virus on Saturday, the tallies have marked a daily progression of more than 25,000 for the 3rd day in continuity. Due to this, the count of active patients in the state has been consistently high, resulting in a greater number of severe and critical cases, most of which require immediate oxygen therapy. Given the fact that more than 3k cases have been registered in the past 8 days, every step focused on elevating oxygen inventories is very crucial.