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Govt urges seven states to ensure adequate oxygen availability

Updated: September 14, 2020 1:02 pm
Government has urged seven big states to ensure adequate Oxygen availability in all Healthcare Facilities. These States are Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Telangana, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.

Union Health Ministry held a virtual meeting in this regard yesterday. The aim of the meeting was to ensure adequate Oxygen availability in all healthcare facilities in these States and unrestricted intra as well as inter State movement of oxygen. Union Health Secretary, Secretary DPIIT, Secretary Pharmaceuticals and State Health Secretaries and Industries Secretaries of these states also participated in the meeting.

The States were specifically advised to ensure hospital wise oxygen inventory management and advance planning for timely replenishment so that there are no stockout. They have been also asked to ensure that no restriction is imposed on the movement of Medical Oxygen between States and Union Territories.

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