Health Ministry said there is no lack of oxygen in the country amid Corona crisis

The Ministry of Health stated that the capacity of production of oxygen in the country today is slightly more than 6900 MT.

15th September, 2020

The Health Ministry is keeping a close watch on the condition of corona in the country. The Ministry of Health stated that the capacity to produce oxygen in the country is 6,900 MT. About 6 percent of Corona patients are currently on oxygen beds. This means that 2,800 metric tons of oxygen are being used by Corona and other patients. There is no shortage of oxygen at the national level. States should ensure that oxygen management in hospitals is done properly.

Highest daily mortality in Maharashtra

Describing the status of corona according to the states, Rajesh Bhushan said that there are less than 5000 active cases of corona in 14 states and union territories. There are active cases of corona between 5000 and 50,000 in 18 states and union territories. Maharashtra has the highest daily mortality among the top five states in the country. With this, Secretary of the Ministry of Health Rajesh Bhushan said that the average positive rate of Corona in the country is 8.4 percent.

The Health Ministry said that Russia has been making vaccines for a long time. Hopefully, Corona's vaccine will also be good. India's high level committee is in touch with Russia regarding the vaccine and the mechanism is being talked about.

Serum Institute will now trial Phase-III on corona vaccine

ICMR Director-General Balram Bhargava said that there are three Corona vaccine clinical trials in the country. Cadila and Bharat Biotech have completed Phase-1 trial. The Serum Institute has completed Phase II-B3 trial, which will now be tested after Phase III approval. The trial will test 1500 people at 14 locations.

Study on plasma therapy: ICMR

Simultaneously, Professor Balaram Bhargava stated that plasma therapy has been used in some form for more than 100 years and is used for various virus infections. At the same time, it is now being used in corona infection. How much this helps in the treatment of corona or not is being studied right now.

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Reported by:
Pankaj Prasad