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Vehicles carrying oxygen in Jammu to get green corridor

Last Updated on April 26, 2021 at 11:20 am

An official spokesman of government has said that District magistrates in Jammu region have been asked to ensure that green corridors are available for vehicles carrying oxygen cylinders to hospitals.

Divisional Commissioner of Jammu, Raghav Langer issued these directions. He was attending a meeting to review the status of availability of medical oxygen supply to government hospitals. Sources said that Mission Director of NHM, Yasin Choudhary informed the meeting about availability, demand and supply situation of oxygen cylinders in various health care institutions of Jammu division.

A committee has already been set-up by divisional commissioner. It is headed by Controller Drug of J&K and includes other members like Joint Controller Legal Metrology Jammu, Controller Stores Directorate Health services Jammu and Joint Director Industries and Commerce. They have been entrusted to manage production details of eight private medical oxygen supply firms which are operating in industrial estates of Jammu, Samba, Kathua and Udhampur and make sure that oxygen is properly supplied to various districts.

Spokesman further informed that divisional commissioner has told the committee to supervise demand and supply of cylinders to various health care institutions and manage it according to the requirement and occupancy. Divisional administration has already banned use of oxygen for any non-medical or Industrial purposes.

The divisional commissioner has directed deputy commissioners to guarantee that empty cylinders in the districts are filled on priority without any delay. Deputy commissioners have also been asked to regularly visit and check the medical oxygen supply agencies. They would have responsibility to ensure that 24×7 power is supplied to these oxygen manufacturing units.

The divisional commissioner has directed district magistrates to keep an eye on these things and ensure proper movement of vehicles which carry oxygen cylinders. He also analysed details of oxygen generation plants which are scheduled to be installed in 17 health care facilities throughout Jammu.

Officers presented details about current status of each plant. Officials are sure that most of these plants would start properly functioning before deadline.

The divisional commissioner also directed deputy commissioners to keep a check and increase civil and power supply related works on oxygen generation plants and make sure that they are completed within time.