Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday instructed the officials to work closely with state governments to start the PSA Oxygen plants at the earliest.
PM Modi chaired a meeting with top officials to review the Covid-19 related situation in the country. He got an overview of the situation in the country relating to oxygen availability, medicines, health infrastructure, etc.
The Prime Minister instructed the officials to work closely with state governments to start the PSA Oxygen plants at the earliest. Officers also apprised PM Modi that they are encouraging states to also set up PSA Oxygen plants.
The Prime Minister was briefed about the functioning of the Oxygen Express Railways Service as well as the domestic sorties and international sorties undertaken by IAF to transport oxygen tankers.
The Empowered Group working on Medical Infrastructure and Covid management briefed PM Modi on efforts being undertaken to ramp up availability of beds and ICUs.
The Empowered Group working on boosting Oxygen Supply briefed the Prime Minister on the efforts being made to ramp up availability and supply of oxygen in the country, the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement. They informed PM Modi about increasing allocation of Oxygen to states. It was discussed that the production of LMO in the country has increased from 5700 MT/day in August 2020 to the present 8922 MT (on 25th April 2021).
The domestic production of LMO is expected to cross 9250 MT/day by the end of April 2021.