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Covid cases at J&K but UT is self-sufficient in oxygen: officials | India News

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NEW DELHI: Jammu & Kashmir, which is experiencing an increase in Covid cases as part of the Covid surge nationwide, has added 27 oxygen generating plants in the past six months as part of its efforts to improve its medical infrastructure and its preparation.
Ten more plants will be added this month and another 40 by July, bringing the total number of plants in the Union Territory to 94. This, according to a senior J&K government official, will help UT maintain its “atmanirbhar “or self-reliance. State when it comes to meeting the oxygen needs of its residents during the pandemic.
“Despite new cases at J&K reaching 3,614 on May 10, not a single complaint has been received from any patient or hospital regarding lack of medical oxygen. This gives J&K the rare distinction of being a completely self-sufficient UT or ‘atmanirbhar’ in terms of oxygen supply, even when UTs like Delhi face an oxygen crisis and must rely heavily on the Center, other states and even others. countries to meet their increased demand for medical oxygen due to the increase in Covid cases, ”said an official.
An officer told TOI that even before the second wave, when cases at J&K were very low, J&K LG Manoj Sinha ensured that oxygen generation plants authorized by the Center were established.

Times of India

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