Patients admitted to hospitals in Delhi are currently fighting a battle to hold their breath every hour. The Delhi government releases the data of lack of oxygen in hospitals every day and informs the center. After that, the process of supplying oxygen from the center goes on through social media throughout the day. By late-night, a few hours of oxygen is left in the hospitals, then a tanker of oxygen reaches.
One day's crisis ends, but then the fight for another day. However, this effort, which has been going on for several days, brought some color. The oxygen quota has been increased for the Delhi government. It has been increased to 480 tonnes from the current 378 MT. Now, the Delhi government will continue to pressurize the Center to increase the quota.
Has the crisis averted, Delhi government will now stop pleading?
A Delhi government health department official said, "We have been demanding to increase the oxygen quota for a long time, but the Center was not listening." We planned to now clear our entire position on social media in front of the public. We started giving statistics of hospitals every day. Where is oxygen and how much is needed? Intentionally, we indicated the amount of oxygen in hours. When the people were under pressure at the center, they had to increase the quota. But the pressure will be continued. Because even after the increased quota according to our requirement, we will be able to get almost half the oxygen. '
How the oxygen crisis came up, these officers further say that the number of patients in Delhi has crossed the average figure of 25 thousand daily. We need more than 700 metric tons of oxygen. Patients come from all over the country to Delhi. Especially people from Haryana, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar are coming here for treatment. Therefore, the demand for oxygen has almost doubled from the fixed quota.
Is there any problem in reaching the fixed quota?
Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, in a press conference on Wednesday, pointed out that other states are also disrupting the supply of oxygen to Delhi. He said, "Oxygen plant can be in any state, but it cannot be occupied by that state. Oxygen is the subject of supply center.
In fact, the Deputy Chief Minister has alleged that there is a problem in oxygen supply going through Uttar Pradesh and Haryana. He said that the Haryana government official put a hindrance in the supply of oxygen being sent to Delhi from a plant in Faridabad. The tanker reached Delhi only after the intervention of the center. A similar incident also occurred with an oxygen tanker coming to Delhi from a plant in Uttar Pradesh.
Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij brought the blame on Delhi.
On the other hand, Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij said in a conversation with Dainik Bhaskar, "One of our two oxygen tankers going to Faridabad was looted by the Delhi government, the other was somehow looted by them. Delivered from possession. He said- Now Haryana government is providing police protection to all oxygen tankers. First Haryana's needs will be met and then oxygen will go from the plant here.
Is the farmer movement also the cause of trouble, many plants are engaged in supplying oxygen to Delhi. Their tankers come in a difference of one to two days. A company named Inox Air Products also has a plant in Bhiwani. This plant is mainly responsible for transporting oxygen to Delhi.
On average, about 200 metric tons of oxygen are filtered and sent to Delhi from here. One of the employees of Inox told- First we used to reach Delhi from the Ghazipur border, but due to the movement started, our tanker got stuck in Ghazipur border many times. We now reach hospitals in Delhi via Modinagar, Pari Chowk, and then Greater Noida. According to the employee - due to this changed route, it takes two to three hours more. On the other hand, Dharmendra Malik, the leader of the Bharatiya Kisan Union active in the peasant movement, denied this. He said we did not disrupt anyone's movement. Especially for ambulances or oxygen tankers, we cleared the way ourselves.