Oxygen availability in Tamil Nadu critical, CM Stalin writes to PM Modi
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting a direct provide of further medical oxygen, in line with what was agreed in authorities conferences held on May 1 and May 2. The letter mentions that Tamil Nadu is dealing with a looming oxygen disaster and that the requirement for medical oxygen is projected to go from the present 440 MT to 840 MT.
Referring to the National Oxygen Plan, Stalin says that solely 220 MT was allotted for Tamil Nadu, following which the officers had requested DPIIT (on May 1 and May 2) for a direct provide. He added that regardless of DPITT having agreed to present 476MT of medical oxygen, such an order has not been issued.
The letter which was launched to the media additionally provides that revised allotment orders for practically 220MTs of medical oxygen from sources in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Rourkela are awaited.
Besides mentioning the dying of 13 sufferers on the Chengalpattu Government hospital close to Chennai just a few days again, Stalin additionally requested the Central Government to present at the very least 20 ISO Cryogenic Containers and trains to transport oxygen to Tamil Nadu.
On Friday, Tamil Nadu witnessed 26,465 new Covid-19 circumstances, 22.381 recoveries, thus taking the lively circumstances to 1,35,355. 197 deaths have been recorded over the past 24 hours.