The corona epidemic in Uttar Pradesh has taken a formidable form. Every day record new cases are coming up. At the same time, complaints are coming out of the beds and oxygen from hospitals. In some hospitals in the capital Lucknow, posters of heavy oxygen shortage have been pasted. Now the Chief Minister of the state, Yogi Adityanath has instructed that there will be ‘only institutional supply of oxygen’ in the state.
On the Twitter account of the Yogi Adityanath office, it was said that “No individual will be supplied oxygen except in a very serious situation”. This means that every person in Uttar Pradesh will not be able to get medical oxygen.
The government has not told what would be considered a ‘very serious situation’. Till now, people who could not get oxygen beds in hospitals, they were somehow getting oxygen cylinders and getting them treated at home.
The state government has said that the doctor’s prescription and Aadhaar card information will be noted while giving oxygen for personal supplies.
After this decision, people may find it difficult to raise cylinders. Also, what is the meaning of institutional supply, it is also not clear. There were complaints that drug inspectors stopped oxygen supply in private hospitals.
Kaushal Kishore, MP from Lucknow’s Mohanlalganj, had himself claimed this by releasing a video.
‘Balance of demand and supply of oxygen’
UP CM Yogi Adityanath has said that in order to balance the demand and supply of oxygen, medical oxygen should be audited in all hospitals. Yogi said, “Quick and drastic action should be taken against those who blacklist oxygen.”
Yogi has told private hospitals that if they want to set up their own oxygen plant, then inform the government about this. CM said, “All necessary help will be provided.”
Yogi Adityanath has instructed that there should be 36 hours of oxygen backup in every hospital.