PM Modi holds meeting on oxygen issue, tells officials to work on increasing production
Narendra Modi, the prime minister of India presided over an important meeting on Thursday in order to review the supply of oxygen throughout the country and talked about the ways to increase its availability of the statement declared by Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).
The meeting, which was taken part in by PK Mishra, the principle secretary of the Prime Minister, Rajesh Bhushan, the health secretary and Ajay Bhalla, the home secretary. Officials of Niti Aayog and other ministers of several states and territories reported massive shortage of oxygen during the projection of covid cases and deaths due to the virus.
According to the statement, PM Modi poured importance over three issues- increasing the oxygen production, raising its speed and distribution and using intellectual ways to give oxygen support to health facilities.
The officials said the Prime Minister a detailed utilization is being taken with the help of the states to understand their needs of the oxygen and make sure supplies according to it and how the supplies were raising.
“Against the present demand from 20 states of 6,785 MT/ day of Liquid Medical Oxygen, Government of India has from 21st April, allocated 6,822 MT/ day to these states,” according to the statement.
India faced the world’s highest single day raise in COVID-19 with 314,000 cases during the last 24 hours while the death toll has reached to 184,657.