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I do not have O2 according to the agreement, only one day’s stock remains: TN in HC | India News


I do not have O2 according to the agreement, only one day's stock remains: TN in HC | India News

Member of the trade organization Jain International demonstrates about Oxygen on the wheel that will be deployed outside the government hospital to support the 19 covid patients waiting to be admitted in Chennai (ANI)

CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu has only one day of liquid medical oxygen reserve left, and the problem has reached a critical point in the state, officials told the Madras high court on Thursday.
The heads of the state health department told the court that while 25MT of oxygen is being diverted from Sriperumbudur to Andhra Pradesh or Telangana, the 40MT they were supposed to receive in exchange for Palakkad in Kerala has not arrived.
“Officials say it is a critical situation and reserves have been depleted to the point that there may be one more reserve day,” said the first bank, noting the state’s precarious oxygen situation.
“The Union and the empowered committee must take immediate action in this regard to ensure an adequate supply of oxygen to Tamil Nadu to meet the needs. This should be secured by tomorrow. The Sterlite unit is unlikely to produce oxygen until next week,” said the bank. Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Judge Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy said Thursday.
During the hearing, health department officials said a meeting was held on May 2 involving officials from Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Tamil Nadu, representatives of the central government and manufacturers, in which a consensus of that 475MT of oxygen would be released to Tamil Nadu daily. Officials complained that despite the meeting, an assignment order for Tamil Nadu had not been issued to date. Compared to the daily requirement of around 450MT per day, the core allocation remained at 280MT from last week.
Regarding the availability of Remdesivir, officials told the court that at the behest of the DMK government that will take office on Friday, Remdesivir centers are being established in other major cities, including Madurai and Coimbatore, for the release of the drug directly to private hospitals. or patients.
As of April, Tamil Nadu had been allocated 1.35 lakh units of Remdesivir against the order placed for 2.5 lakh units, they said, adding that around 24,000 units had been distributed from the center of Kilpauk Medical College after the presentation of the documents.


Times of India