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India Coped With Covid-19 Challenges, Fought Patiently: Amit Shah | India News


AHMEDABAD: India accepted the challenges posed by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and, under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the central and state governments patiently battled the virus, Union Interior Minister Amit Shah said on Thursday.
While speaking at the virtual inauguration of nine oxygen plants in Ahmedabad, the Union Interior Minister pointed out several measures taken by the government to overcome one of the biggest challenges in the second wave: the tenfold increase in oxygen demand. .
“Under normal circumstances, the country used to produce around 1000 MT of oxygen. In a month, the demand increased to 10,000 MT. It was a great challenge to meet this 10-fold increase in demand, but under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Center and the State accepted the challenge and began our fight against this, “he said.
“Industrial oxygen production was stopped at plants across the country and diverted to medical oxygen. Cryogenic tankers in the country were limited, but we were bringing in from all over the world and oxygen was being transported by trains. About 15,000 tons metrics have been transported by train, “he added.
He also said that after the first wave, the Prime Minister approved 162 PSA plants from the PM CARES fund, along with 1,051 additional plants.
“Along with this, other ministries also started 100 more PSA plants. In the next few days work will also begin to install 300 more,” he said.
Shah also praised the efforts of the military, railways and scientists. “Thanks to their efforts, this pandemic is slowly receding and the demand for oxygen has also dropped. The number of recoveries is higher than new cases,” he said.
The nine oxygen plants inaugurated by Amit Shah will be operated by the Vallabh Youth Organization. Gujarat Prime Minister Vijay Rupani was also present at the virtual event.

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