Rajasthan govt to Centre: Provide 100KL of oxygen for Covid sufferers | Jaipur Information

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JAIPUR: After exploiting all out there choices, the state authorities has now requested the Centre to produce 100 kilolitres (KL) of oxygen every day for remedy of Covid sufferers.
The oxygen is required for Excessive circulation nasal cannula (HFNC), a sort of remedy helpful for Covid sufferers with acute respiratory misery syndrome.

During the last 15 days, the demand for oxygen has shot up considerably. Current oxygen refilling crops in some authorities hospitals having capability of 35 to 90 cylinders per day are proving inadequate. In line with well being division officers, the demand has doubled now in comparison with 15 days in the past. The general demand for oxygen in hosptials, which was 4,000 to 4,500 cylinders round 15 days in the past , now has elevated to eight,000 to 9,000 cylinders.
“Throughout a video conferencing two days in the past, we advised the Centre about rising demand of oxygen in hospitals for Covid remedy. We now have demanded 100KL oxygen, which is equal to eight,500 cylinders, every day for sufferers,” stated Naresh Thakral, Nationwide Well being Mission (mission director), well being division.
As on September 14), 486 Covid sufferers in authorities hospitals and 659 sufferers in personal hospital have been underging remedy with oxygen help. Every affected person on oxygen help requires not less than 5 cylinders every day, well being division officers claimed. Other than Covid sufferers on HFNC, there are different sufferers on ventilators present process remedy for different illnesses.
The state authorities has requested corporations producing oxygen for medical and industrial functions to offer extra oxygen for medical use. Within the state, 24 corporations are producing 12,000 oxygen cylinders every day. Out of the 12,000, the state authorities was getting 4,000 to five,000 cylinders for medical functions in hospitals and relaxation 7,000 to eight,000 was utilized in industries.
However, now 6,000 cylinders are being provided to hospitals and 6,000 cylinders to industries. The state authorities can’t improve the share of oxygen for medical use additional as it’s going to have an effect on industries, which is why, the state authorities has appealed to the Centre to offer 100KL oxygen every day.
Coping with rising demand, the state authorities has directed a agency in Bhiwadi, which was not supplying oxygen for medical use to the state authorities earlier, to produce two to a few tankers of oxygen every day. Every tanker has a capability of 1,700 cylinders.
Moreover, personal hospitals and nursing houses society (PHNHS) claimed {that a} affected person on excessive circulation oxygen requires not less than 11 cylinders of oxygen every day. “Earlier, the price of one cylinder was Rs 375 however the suppliers elevated it to Rs 550 per cylinder, which is nearly 40% greater than the sooner costs,” stated Dr Vijay Kapoor, secretary PHNHS.
Whereas the demand for oxygen has elevated, Jaipur Medical Affiliation (JMA) president Dr Tarun Patni stated, “The corporations had elevated the costs of oxygen by 40%. However, after we raised the voice, the federal government managed to deliver it down barely.”

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