One in six active covid cases in Maharashtra may need oxygen: Health Minister

Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope (ANI)

Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope right this moment mentioned that preparations for 1550 MT of oxygen have been made in the state as 15% of at the moment active cases may need oxygen. “We’re anticipating that 15% of currently active cases may need oxygen. As of now, we have arrangements of 1550 MT of oxygen in the state. We’re trying to distribute the same through Food and Drugs Administration (FDA). We’re also expecting the Oxygen which Govt of India will import,” mentioned Tope.

Maharashtra is at the moment producing 1250 liquid oxygen this oxygen shall be used for 100 per cent for medical utilization solely, Tope additional added.

“Even if PM Modi has said that lockdown is the last option but the increasing numbers in the state are putting pressure on healthcare. So we all cabinet ministers are in the view of lockdown in the state for break the change. It is important to impose a lockdown and Chief Minister will make an announcement today or tomorrow. We don’t want to lock inter-district movements but it will be strict,” he added.

Maharashtra is the worst affected state in the nation as it’s reporting the very best variety of cases throughout the nation. Meanwhile, 62,097 new COVID-19 cases had been reported in Maharashtra in the final 24 hours, in response to the state well being ministry.

Meanwhile, at the least 22 sufferers died on Wednesday as a result of interrupted provide of oxygen at a civic hospital for COVID-19 sufferers in Nashik in Maharashtra following the leakage from an oxygen storage plant, district collector Suraj Mandhare mentioned.

“As per the current information, 22 people have died due to the interrupted supply of oxygen at the Zakir Hussain municipal hospital. The patients were on ventilators as well as on oxygen supply, which got interrupted after the leakage in the oxygen supply tank,” he informed reporters.

He mentioned the municipal company instantly shifted the cylinders from the opposite amenities the place oxygen demand was not excessive.

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