Jammu and Kashmir Administration Establishes 24×7 Control Room in Jammu for Medical Oxygen Distribution | India News
Covid-19 patient assistants collect oxygen cylinders for their patient’s treatment at a government hospital in Srinagar (File photo)
JAMMU: The Jammu Y Kashmir Administration on Wednesday it installed a 24×7 “oxygen war room” in Jammu to monitor and manage the supply and distribution of life-saving gas.
The move comes after the administration faced criticism on social media, as people claimed that NGOs and volunteer groups could not get oxygen cylinders for Covid-19 patients, in the absence of government assistance.
“The Industries and Commerce The Jammu division’s I&C department established a 24 × 7 oxygen war room (control room) in Udhyog Bhawan on Wednesday to monitor and manage oxygen supply and distribution, “an official said.
Madhur Anand has been nominated as the nodal officer of the control room and the public can contact the numbers, 9469593931 and 9469593933, in case of emergency, he said.
The war room will be in constant contact with medical oxygen consumers and providers and will take immediate necessary action when necessary, the official said.
The order issued by Anu MalhotraHowever, the director of the department of industries and commerce did not mention whether NGOs and other groups of volunteers can fill oxygen cylinders.
Several volunteer organizations providing oxygen cylinders, oxygen concentrators, oximeters, medications, medical consultation facilitation and food to coronavirus patients since last year’s pandemic outbreak criticized the LG administration for “total failure” in its support.
“Kashmiri Pandit (KP) volunteers are busy providing oxygen cylinders to people in need since the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak. As the situation goes from bad to worse with each passing day, we receive hundreds of calls from oxygen and other related needs. We have depleted our available oxygen supply, “said Vikram Koul, President, Kashmir Pandit Volunteers (KPV) said.
He said his team approached the Jammu and Kashmir administration to grant permission to fill the empty oxygen cylinders, but to no avail.
Sunita, whose 87-year-old mother was saved by the intervention of one such volunteer group, said the administration should extend all aid to NGOs working to provide oxygen cylinders and other medical needs to Covid-19 patients. in home quarantine.