By: Javeed Bhat MK
The government of Jammu and Kashmir has constituted a high level committee which will monitor and ensure the supply chain does not break for the oxygen supply to the hospitals in Jammu and Kashmir.
In order to cater to the growing need of oxygen supply due to the spike in the covid-19 cases, the government has decided that they will ensure that the medical oxygen supply does not break at any cost.
According to the KNO news agency quoting the government about this decision to form the committee has said in its report Jammu and Kashmir government Saturday constituted a high level member committee to ensure adequate and timely supply of medical oxygen to all hospitals for meeting the requirements of Covid patients.
As per news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), the order issued by the Commissioner Secretary to the government Manoj Kumar Diwedi, reads that sanction is hereby accorded to the constitution of a committee to ensure adequate and timely supply of medical oxygen to all hospitals to meet the requirements of Covid-19 patients in J-K UT.
The committee will be headed by Principal Secretary to the government Industries and commerce department while its members include Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir/Jammu. Member, Director SKIMS, Principal, Government Medical College, Jammu/Srinagar, Director, NHM J-K , Director Industries and Commerce Jammu/Kashmir, Director, Health and Family Welfare, J-K and Director Health Services Jammu/Kashmir Member.
The order reads that to meet frequently and make necessary arrangements for ensuring regular and adequate supply of medical oxygen to all hospitals to meet any current and future needs.
“To ensure adequate stocking of medical oxygen, wherever necessary, the committee shall be serviced by Industries and Commerce department,” the order reads.
With inputs from KNO