O2 situation improving, no one should die of oxygen shortage in Delhi: Kejriwal


O2 situation improving, no one should die due to oxygen shortage of oxygen in Delhi: Kejriwal

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday chaired a high-level meeting on the current situation of COVID-19 in Delhi.

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He directed the officials to ensure that following the improvement in the situation of oxygen in Delhi, there should be no death because of the shortage of oxygen in the national capital.

He also directed the District Magistrates to pay surprise visits to vaccination centres and relief camps in order to review the preparations done for the convenience of the people. He also directed the officials to ensure that all eligible people are vaccinated within the next 3 months.

Kejriwal said: “Now that Delhi has received oxygen, no one in Delhi should suffer because of shortage of oxygen. All the hospitals in Delhi should increase their beds and every DM should arrange new oxygen beds in their districts so that no deaths happen due to lack of oxygen in Delhi.”

Kejriwal said: “Now that Delhi is getting adequate oxygen, the hampering of oxygen distribution has to be corrected so that there is no disruption in the supply of oxygen. Oxygen is very important so it should be used efficiently. We have to try to prevent oxygen wastage and save as much oxygen as we can. If we can, we should save oxygen and return it to the Central Government so that it can be used somewhere else.”

Kejriwal said: “The 48 oxygen plants coming up should be installed immediately as soon as they reach Delhi. These 48 oxygen plants have an oxygen production capacity of 40 tonnes. This will further help in improving Delhi’s oxygen situation. We have to prepare long-term plans and build the capacity of oxygen storage on a very large scale in Delhi. We should also create a special storage capacity for the storage of oxygen.”

In the meeting, officials intimated to the CM that the biggest difficulty at present is supplying oxygen and that both the companies should be asked to supply oxygen at the earliest.