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Various Uttar Pradesh hospitals get 700 tonnes O2

LUCKNOW: Around 700 tonnes of oxygen was supplied to various hospitals in the state on Sunday.
Additional chief secretary (information) Navneet Sehgal said that an oxygen express, carrying 40 tonnes of oxygen from Jamnagar in Gujarat, was also expected to arrive in the state by Tuesday or Wednesday.
“A train was operated on Sunday for supply of oxygen to Bareilly, Moradabad and adjoining areas. Oxygen is also being transported by air service to Agra. An oxygen express will come with 40 tonnes of oxygen from Jamnagar in the next one or two days. Similarly, a train with 10 tankers from Jamshedpur started on Monday. Tankers are also bringing oxygen from West Bengal. The government will be monitoring the demand for oxygen from all districts,” said Sehgal.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed officials to set up 300 oxygen plants in the state. Out of these, 24 plants will be set up in government hospitals and another 30 in private hospitals. With help from sugar mills, the government will be setting up another two plants each in all districts. It has also sent a proposal to the Centre for setting up 61 additional plants.
A government spokesperson said that an order for 16,000 oxygen concentrators has been placed while the medical education department is set to purchase another 5,000 oxygen concentrators.
“As per the preliminary report of the oxygen audit, it has been recommended to reduce unnecessary consumption of oxygen. The sugarcane development department and excise department are working for oxygen generation in sugar mills and distilleries,” said the spokesperson.

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