New Delhi: With the oxygen disaster posing a giant problem in view of the surge in Covid-19 circumstances, the federal government on Monday mentioned it’s exploring the feasibility of changing present nitrogen vegetation to supply oxygen.
Union Health Ministry Joint Secretary Lav Agarwal mentioned “1,500 PSA oxygen generation plants are being developed”.
“To increase availability of oxygen, we are working on converting nitrogen plants into oxygen plants. We have identified 14 industries with PSA nitrogen plants, 37 plants have also been identified,” Agarwal mentioned.
“We are planning to use gaseous oxygen for medical purposes. Industrial units that make oxygen which is suitable for medical purpose and are near cities. We are planning to make temporary Covid care centers with oxygenated beds around them,” he added.
The Joint Secretary knowledgeable that some states, together with Delhi and Madhya Pradesh, are displaying early indicators of plateauing/lower within the day by day new circumstances.
He, nevertheless, expressed concern over some states displaying growing traits in novel coronavirus circumstances and requested them to take required precautionary measures.
“Some states are showing increasing trends in Covid cases, these states should take required precautionary measures. Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chandigarh, Haryana, Karnataka Kerala, Himachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya are among those states,” Agarwal mentioned.
The Joint Secretary additional mentioned there’s a “positive approach in recoveries” too.
“On May 2, the recovery rate was at 78% and on May 3, it climbed up to almost 82%. These are early gains on which we have to work on regularly,” he added.
Meanwhile, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Director Dr. Randeep Guleria mentioned the “CT-Scan and biomarkers are being misused”.
“There is no advantage in doing CT-Scan if you have mild symptoms. One CT-Scan is equivalent to 300 chest x-rays, it’s very harmful,” he added.
The Health Ministry’s briefing comes as 3,68,147 new circumstances have been registered within the final 24 hours.
Ten states, together with Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan and Bihar, reported 73.78% of the brand new circumstances.
Maharashtra has reported the very best day by day new circumstances at 56,647 adopted by Karnataka with 37,733 whereas Kerala reported 31,959 new circumstances.
Check out under Health Tools-
Calculate Your Body Mass Index ( BMI )