Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Toppe today said that 1,550 MT of oxygen has been provided in the state as 15% of the currently active areas may require oxygen. “We estimate that 15% of the currently active cases may require oxygen. At present our state has a system of 1550 metric tons of oxygen. We are trying to distribute it through the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). We also expect the Indian government to import oxygen.” , ‘Said Bait.
“Maharashtra is currently producing 1,250 liters of liquid oxygen. This oxygen will only be used 100 per cent for treatment,” he added.
“Even if Prime Minister Modi says that lockdown is the last resort, the growing number in the state is putting pressure on healthcare. So we are all in view of lockdown in the state to break the cabinet reshuffle. We don’t want to lock up inter-district movements, but it will be tough. “
Maharashtra is the most affected state in the country with the highest number of reported cases across the country. Meanwhile, 62,097 new Kavid-19 cases have been found in Maharashtra in the last 24 hours, according to the state health ministry.
Meanwhile, at least 22 patients died on Wednesday due to disruption of oxygen supply to the Civil Hospital for COVID-19 patients in Nashik, Maharashtra, after an oxygen storage plant was leaked, District Collector Suraj Mandhar said.
“According to current information, 22 people have died due to interruption of oxygen supply to Zakir Hussain Municipal Hospital. Patients were on ventilators and oxygen supply, interrupted after the oxygen supply tank was leaked.” He told reporters.
He said the municipal corporation immediately shifted the cylinders from other occasions where the demand for oxygen was not high.