The Centre on Monday urged upon urea makers to arrange medical oxygen vegetation of their premises amid main scarcity of oxygen in hospitals throughout the nation as a consequence of multiplying instances of Corona virus infections.
Union Fertiliser Minister D V Sadananda Gowda’s directive got here after cooperative main IFFCO determined to dedicate 4 of its vegetation for manufacturing of medical oxygen of their premises, to ramp up provide of oxygen amid spike in Covid instances.
IFFCO earlier at the moment had introduced that it’s going to arrange 4 medical oxygen vegetation with an funding of Rs 30 crore within the subsequent 15 days in Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat and Odisha, in a bid to provide it free of charge to hospitals.
The minister hailed IFFCO’s resolution in a sequence of tweets and mentioned that the federal government is taking steps to extend manufacturing and availability of medical oxygen.
“Kudos to @IFFCO_PR for dedicating their four plants for production of medical oxygen. I request other urea units to kindly follow the suit wherever possible,” Mr Gowda mentioned in his tweets.
The minister additionally urged different urea firms to comply with go well with and arrange oxygen vegetation wherever potential, and acknowledged that it is a time to battle the pandemic collectively and with full power.
Mr Gowda mentioned that IFFCO”s oxygen plant at Kalol will produce 33,000 litre of medical-grade oxygen per day. “Company plans to set up 3 more oxy plants @ Aonla, Phulpur & Paradeep. I congratulate IFFCO for quick thinking & action in fight against #covid19,” the minister added.
“IFFCO will give free oxygen to hospitals, each cylinder of 46.7 litres,” IFFCO Managing Director and CEO U S Awasthi mentioned.
He has additionally mentioned that IFFCO will refill the oxygen cylinders freed from value for hospitals, however they should convey their very own cylinders for refill. A safety deposit can be taken if cylinders taken from IFFCO to keep away from hoarding of oxygen.
There have been experiences of scarcity of medical oxygen for COVID-19 sufferers in several elements of the nation in the previous couple of days as a consequence of alarming rise in coronavirus instances. The Centre on Monday had additionally known as a gathering of chief secretaries and senior officers of 10 states and Delhi to debate the difficulty of medical oxygen.