The manufacturing of liquid medical oxygen, a key element within the therapy of Covid sufferers, has gone up by ten occasions, Prime Minister Narendra Modi as we speak informed listeners on his month-to-month radio programme “Mann Ki Baat”.
“In the normal course, we were producing 900 metric tonnes of liquid medical oxygen in a day. Today, the production has gone up to 9,500 metric tonnes a day – an increase of almost 10 per cent,” stated the Prime Minister underlining the federal government efforts in preventing coronavirus.
A couple of weeks in the past, there have been a number of SOS from hospitals, with many saying they have been left with just some hours’ of medical oxygen. Social media catalogued oxygen calls for from residents throughout the nation.
Emergency medical help arrived from overseas donors to alleviate a dire oxygen scarcity whilst authorities directed states that every one liquid oxygen, together with inventory present with non-public vegetation, be used for medical functions solely. Special Oxygen Express Trains have been began in response to states’ demand for pressing provide.
“During second wave of COVID-19, a major challenge was to supply medical oxygen to remote areas. To counter challenges that the country faced, drivers of Cryogenic oxygen tankers helped by working on war footing and saved lives of lakhs of people,” stated the Prime Minister.
The Prime Minister additionally highlighted the efforts of the armed forces in ensuring oxygen provides attain the far corners of the land.
“This fight (against COVID-19) is so big that like Railways, our country is working through all three routes, water, land, sky (Navy, Army and Air Force). Work of transporting empty tankers to oxygen plants by Air Force planes is being done, while the work of making new oxygen plants is also being completed,” stated PM Modi.
Reminding listeners that as we speak additionally marks the completion of seven years of BJP authorities on the centre, PM Modi reiterated the guiding philosophy of his authorities: “Sabka Saath, Sabka Vishwas”.
The Prime Minister underscored that the nation is preventing COVID-19 with all its power.
In the start of the pandemic there was just one testing lab within the nation, famous the Prime Minister, including, that as we speak greater than 2,500 labs are working.
“Initially, a few hundred tests could be done in a day, now more than 20 lakh Covid tests are being conducted in a day. Till now, more than 33 crore samples have been tested in the country,” stated PM Modi.
The nation as we speak recorded lower than 2 lakh Covid instances for the third consecutive day with 1.65 lakh contemporary infections, taking general case rely to 2.78 crore. The positivity charge remained under 10 per cent for sixth straight day.
Last night, PM Modi introduced that his authorities will present help to youngsters who’ve misplaced their dad and mom to Covid. Free schooling might be ensured for them and they’ll get assist in searching for increased schooling loans, an official assertion learn.