New Delhi. Maharashtra Chief Secretary Sitaram Kunte has written to Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba demanding to increase the quota of medical oxygen for the state. Kunte has said in his letter that the current allocation of medical oxygen in the state should be increased to 200 metric tons. In the letter, a demand has been made to increase the supply of medical oxygen from Jamnagar in Gujarat from 125 MT per day to 225 MT per day. Apart from this, Chief Secretary Kunte has also sought ISO tankers imported from Singapore, Dubai and other places by the central government. In addition, at least 10 liquid medical oxygen tankers have also been demanded, so that the medical oxygen supply allocated by the central government can be lifted from the steel plant at Angul.
Continuation of help from abroad Let us know that the continuation of liquid medical oxygen, oxygen cylinders, oxygen concentrators in the form of medical aid from countries like USA, UAE, UK is going on. Foreign Ministry spokesman Arindam Bagchi tweeted, “Strengthening our overall strategic partnership. 7 ISO tankers including 20 metric tonnes of liquid medical oxygen (LMO) arrived at Mudra Port (India). Attach great importance to the cooperation of the UAE. In another tweet, we will help increase the availability of oxygen. ”In another tweet, he said that 450 oxygen cylinders from the Indian Air Force aircraft reached Chennai, showing the potential of the alliance between India and Britain in the fight against the epidemic. Grateful for the support of the UK. Bagchi said that the fifth consignment of medical equipment arrived from America. It has 545 oxygen concentrators. Appreciate the support of America.
Corona infection rate 21.47 percent
Significantly, the Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday that 3,57,229 new cases of Kovid-19 infection have been reported in India in a day, out of which 71.71 percent cases are from 10 states including Maharashtra, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh. The rate of infection of people in India is 21.47 percent. Earlier, Italy sent a team of experts and medical equipment to India on Monday, while Britain sent 60 ventilators under the fourth batch of medical aid. India is struggling with the second wave of corona virus epidemic.
The European Union separately announced additional medical aid to India by Denmark, Spain and the Netherlands.