During the peak of covid-19 infection there was a lot of oxygen shortage in the hospitals and other private health facilities. Now the J & K administration has added 87 more oxygen plants in the past few years in order to keep hospitals prepared for any emergencies.
These precautionary measures have been taken due to the earlier struggle of people for the oxygen for their patients. The sudden spurt in demand was compounded by the concentration of oxygen production in far eastern areas of the country. The number of cryogenic tankers needed to transport Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) was too few to cope with the sudden spike in demand from other places to J&K.
The government responded in several ways: additional tankers were brought from outside, supply of oxygen was geo-mapped and an online system was established to track the real time movement of the commodity.
Besides, establishment of Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) plants was expedited and the procurement and distribution of oxygen concentrators was also stepped up.
The Government worked round the clock to boost production and supply of essentials such as N95 masks, PPE kits, and ventilators.
The movement to become Atma Nirbhar ensured self-sufficiency in all our capacities. He also mentioned the critical role played by Made-in-India ventilators and the Largest Vaccine Drive undertaken worldwide to combat COVID-19.