LAST UPDATED: April 23, 2021, 7:11 p.m.
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a meeting with leading oxygen manufacturers on Friday amid complaints of acute shortage of medical oxygen due to the second wave of coronavirus pandemic in the country.
According to the information shared by the Prime Minister’s Office, in this meeting, PM Modi appreciated the oxygen producers for increasing the production of oxygen in a very short time. Not only this, the Prime Minister also praised the industries for converting industrial oxygen into medical oxygen to meet the medical needs in the country.
In this meeting, PM Modi inquired about several steps taken to increase the production of liquid oxygen. In the meeting, the Prime Minister said that keeping in mind the needs of the states related to oxygen, the government is working on the effective use of railways and air force so that oxygen tankers can be transported to the production center at the earliest.
He also said that this time is not only to deal with challenges, but also to provide solutions in a short time. He also emphasized better coordination between the government and oxygen producers …
Earlier, PM Modi held talks with the Chief Ministers of the 10 states suffering severe coronavirus infection. In this meeting, PM Modi said that to reduce the time taken to transport oxygen tankers, the help of Railways and Indian Air Force (IAF) is being taken. Not only this, PM Modi also requested all the states to work together and cooperate with each other to meet life-saving medicines and oxygen related needs.
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It is noteworthy that PM Modi had a meeting with senior officials on Thursday regarding the smooth supply of oxygen. In this meeting, Prime Minister Modi had told the officials three measures to increase the availability of oxygen.
PM Modi said the first step was to increase the production of oxygen, the second step was to speed up the delivery of oxygen and the third was to work at a faster pace to ensure oxygen access to hospitals.