By: Jahangeer Ganaie
Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Thursday said that the Covid-19 situation in the UT is very much under control and all the requirements are available in sufficient quantity.
While talking to KNO, Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar said that in every hospital of Jammu and Kashmir there is a sufficient quantity of oxygen, medicines and beds available to treat the patients.
Rajan Prakash Thakur, Principal Secretary to Government Industries and Commerce department, who is head of the high level to ensure adequate and timely supply of medical oxygen to all hospitals said that as of now only half of the available oxygen supply is being utilized in the UT and the situation is under control besides that oxygen is even supplied to the industries that have been allowed to get the supply as per MHA guidelines.
“I am taking hourly stock of the situation to ensure adequate and timely supply of medical oxygen to all hospitals for meeting the requirement of Covid patients,” he said.
Top health officials said that several oxygen plants are being installed which are near completion to further boost the oxygen supply in J&K.
“Oxygen plants of over 1000 LPM at various district hospital is near completion which will further enhance oxygen supply in J&K,” they said.
Medical Superintendent at JVC Bemina Dr Shifa Deva said that as of now, there is adequate oxygen supply and other things at the hospital and if the need arises rest will be done accordingly.
She said that one oxygen plant with a capacity of 750 litres per minute is functional and another plant with the same capacity is expected to get complete this week which will further strengthen the supply.
Nodal officer for Covid-19 at JLNM hospital Srinagar Dr Bilqees Shah said that at present a plant with a capacity of 350 litres per minute is functional at the hospital besides that another plant with capacity of 3000 litres per minute is about to get complete.
She said that one portion of the under-construction plant with the capacity of 1000 litres per minute is complete and as of now there is adequate oxygen supply in the hospital.
Principal GMC Anantnag Showkat Jeelani said at present we have 1300 LPM oxygen supply available and a plant of 2000 more LPM is near completion and will get completed in one week.
J&K government in October last year had said that they will spend Rs 212 crore for augmenting medical oxygen supply in health care institutes across the UT.