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Captain Amarinder Singh’s SOS to Modi, Shah: Need more oxygen, tankers, fear loss of lives | Chandigarh News – Times of India

CHANDIGARH: Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday sought the quick intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union dwelling minister Amit Shah to guarantee uninterrupted provide of medical oxygen within the state. He additionally sought extra allocation of 50MT liquid medical oxygen from a close-by supply and 20 extra tankers.
The CM despatched separate letters to Modi and Shah, because the quantity of Covid sufferers on various ranges of oxygen help within the state touched 10,000.
Expressing deep concern over an imminent loss of lives due to oxygen scarcity, the CM mentioned with mounting caseload, he was unable to enhance Level II and Level III beds due to oxygen availability constraints. The state was going through the prospect of scarcity of oxygen beds, he mentioned, declaring that the Centre had expressed lack of ability to even permit Punjab’s native trade to undertake business import of liquid medical oxygen from Pakistan by the Wagah-Attari border, which is geographically proximate.
Further, regardless of the peace of mind that “adequate supply would be ensured to us from alternate sources, I regret to point out that this has not happened”, mentioned Amarinder.
The whole allocation of liquid medical oxygen (LMO) from exterior the state at current is 195MT, of which 90MT is from Bokaro in jap India. The stability 105MT comes from services in Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. However, Punjab just isn’t getting its day by day allotted quota, mentioned the chief minister. The current backlog for Punjab from these services is 5.6MT from Panipat in Haryana, 100MT from Sela Qui at Dehradun in Uttarakhand, and 10MT from Roorkee.
Pointing out that Punjab had now been given to perceive by the Centre that there could be seemingly disruption of liquid medical oxygen provide from as we speak from Panipat and Barotiwala, the CM mentioned this is able to trigger nice stress on the already restricted oxygen availability within the state, thus inflicting a medical emergency, together with danger of loss of life for the massive quantity of sufferers who’re in crucial situation and on common oxygen help. The disruption needs to be averted, he mentioned, including that, if crucial, the state have to be compensated instantly from a close-by extra supply.
Referring to the scarcity of tankers, the CM mentioned the state was airlifting two empty tankers day by day to Ranchi, with the crammed tankers returning by highway from Bokaro on a 48-50 hour journey. The CM mentioned the state authorities had already requested the Centre to allocate 20 extra tankers (conducive to rail journey) to permit for the common evacuation of 90MT liquid medical oxygen from Bokaro each day, however had been informed that solely two could be supplied, and even these had been but to come.

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