There have been instances of officials stopping tankers carrying oxygen to Madhya Pradesh in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and Rajasthan. Some instances even forced the Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan to make calls for releasing of the tankers.
The officials in the states stopped the tankers at source points where they were being filled with oxygen and departing for MP. These instances led MP CM Shivraj Singh Chauhan to call the CM Yogi Adityanath, CM Ashok Gehlot and CM Uddhav Thackeray.
In responses the three CMs denied that the tankers were not being stopped by any government officials but maybe by some local officials. Later, it was informed by the MP CMO that the issue was resolved.
The MP government has given an ambulance like status to oxygen tankers in the state. A green channel is made for them and they are accompanied by police to guarantee there are no hold-ups. “Consistently is urgent nowadays. Clinics are overwhelmed with Covid patients. Fluid oxygen frameworks and chambers must be topped off on a conflict balance as lives rely upon it,” an authority said, bringing up the Shahdol misfortune where at least six critically sick patients passed on as oxygen pressure plunged.
There have been so many deaths reported in MP due to lack of oxygen in the hospitals. There has a huge desperation for oxygen all over the state. The situation in the state is so critical that even family members patient’s are waiting in cars with oxygen cylinders.
There is no oxygen plant in MP and that is why the state is dependent on other states for oxygen supply.
The CMO said that 414 metric tonnes of oxygen is accessible in Madhya Pradesh now. On April 18, 390 MT of oxygen was accessible against a utilization of 347 MT. The public authority desires to build oxygen accessibility to 565 MT by April 25.