Bhubaneswar: Whereas Odisha has began supplying medical oxygen to the neighbouring states for the pressing want of the sufferers, doubts have been raised in sure quarters whether or not the state has the sufficient inventory of oxygen to satisfy the requirement because the day by day COVID caseload within the state has gone past 6000.
Let’s check out the demand and provide stability of medical oxygen within the state.
As towards the day by day requirement of 23.78 tonne of medical oxygen for these sufferers, the day by day manufacturing of cylinder oxygen within the state is 129.68 tonne. In addition to, the day by day manufacturing of liquid medical oxygen (LMO) is 60 tonne.
Whereas an LMO plant will likely be operationalised within the MKCG Medical Faculty and Hospital in Berhampur by Might 10, plans are afoot to arrange LMO vegetation in 15 COVID hospitals together with the Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Analysis (VIMSAR) at Burla.
In line with the Well being and Household Welfare Division, out of a complete of 1675 sufferers admitted to completely different COVID hospitals in Odisha at current, 489 sufferers are admitted to the ICU.
“Every state has to make it’s personal preparations. For the reason that demand for Oxygen now could be excessive as COVID assaults lungs and the respiratory system there may be phenomenal enhance in demand in lots of states and Odisha having surplus is supplying to needy states. However once we would want extra, we are going to first maintain it for our use after which give surplus, if any, to different states, ” Extra Chief Secretary, Well being and Household Welfare, Pradipta Mohapatra informed Odisha Bytes.