Nagpur, April 29
The union Surface Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari assured that in view of the Covid crisis in city, 200 metric tonnes (MT) of oxygen will be supplied daily in the district. He said that it is heartening news that the recovery is more than infected from last couple of days.
The demand for oxygen and beds has also come down. Gadkari was speaking at a meeting held in the district collectors office. Guardian minister Nitin Raut also joined the meeting online. MLA Ashish Jaiswal, divisional commissioner Dr Sanjeev Kumar, district collector Ravindra Thakare, NMC commissioner Radhakrishnan B and Pyare Khan were present. It was informed in the meeting that 160 metric tonnes of oxygen is being made available in the district with the supply of 140 metric tonnes of oxygen from Bhilai.
Raut directed to supply oxygen as per the hospitals. Gadkari said that this has been a temporary arrangement, but oxygen plants should be set up in hospitals for future needs. The responsibility of transporting oxygen was entrusted to Pyare Khan.
Administration told to buy cylinders
Due to increased demand for oxygen, 20 thousand oxygen cylinders available in the district are proving to be inadequate. In view of this, Gadkari instructed the NMC commissioner and the collector to start the process of purchasing cylinders soon. He also gave instructions to study the feasibility of aluminum cylinders used in China. Instructions were given to prepare a dome for the relatives of the patients in the GMCH and Mayo.
Remdesivir from Wardha to be available from May 10
From May 10, the company making Remdesivir in Wardha will start supplying 30 thousand injections. Distribution and supply and coordination in Nagpur and Amravati will be done by the concerned divisional commissioners. Oxygen concentrators and ventilator were sent to Chamorshi, Etapalli and Sironcha.