Tripura forms Oxygen Management Comm; 3 Oxygen plants to be ready by July, MP says


Agartala, Apr 30, 2021, ENEWSTIME Desk

In the wake of rise in Covid cases in Tripura, the State Government is constantly working on evolving a viable system to ensure adequate Oxygen supply for State Health sector.

Apart from stress on augmented Oxygen production, Government has formed an Oxygen Management Committee for effective and smooth supply of Oxygen in State Healthcare centers.

Secretary Kiran Gitte will be secretary of the Committee while Joint Secretary Dr Vishal Kumar will shoulder responsibility of a Convener. Besides, Secretary Dr PK Goyal, NHM MD Dr Sidhhart Josowal, Director of Health Department and MS of GBP Hospital are the other members of the Committee

The Committee will monitor Oxygen supply and ensure regular Oxygen supply in Healthcare centers across the State.

Meanwhile, MP Pratima Bhowmik said that three Oxygen plants in Agartala would be ready by July, 2021. She expressed hope that these plants would immensely help in meeting the Oxygen demand.

Bhowmik said, this year we have been able to meet up last year’s shortage in Oxygen supply. Moreover, number beds fitted with Oxygen has also been increased in Hospitals, Health Center and Covid Care Centers.    

With Covid19 is raging across the country, Bhowmik said, it is essential that everyone should keep himself/herself safe. If all of us try to remain safe, we will be able to defeat Covid soon. She also pointed out number of Covid cases in the West District is the highest in the State – that is why night curfew has been extended in the West District.

She hailed the role of the doctors, nurses and health workers in the battle against Covid. “Our health workers are tirelessly working and providing treatment at this cruicial juncture as per the guidelines issued by the Central Government”.

Bhowmik also suggested that it would be better to treat the asymptomatic or patients with mild symptoms at home isolation.   

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