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BMC decides to ban access to oxygen plant in Mumbai

Meanwhile, Pednekar, who visited many civic hospitals to review the oxygen shortage, said that oxygen capsule plants would be started at Shatabdi Hospital and Bhagwati Hospital. The city has been facing a shortage since the past two days.

BMC decides to ban access to oxygen plant in Mumbai
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A day after the Nashik oxygen leak tragedy, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Thursday, April 22, has directed hospitals to not allow anyone to enter the oxygen plant in Mumbai.

Moreover, the BMC is on a high alert and officials are keeping a close tab on the oxygen supply situation in each and every hospital.

Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar said that this decision was taken by Mumbai Municipal Corporation after the Nashik Oxygen accident. This comes at a time when the city has been facing a shortage of oxygen.

Moreover, she also mentioned that officials were told to set up nets up to a distance of 10 meters, appoint a security guard there, to assure that that are no mishaps.

“The system for liquid oxygen is being further equipped and we had taken care of all the safety while setting up the Covid care centre. We are auditing everything. The hospital is auditing the beds and all other things necessary in the private hospital. Audit and security checks are going on together,” said Pednekar.

Meanwhile, Pednekar, who visited many civic hospitals to review the oxygen shortage, said that oxygen capsule plants would be started at Shatabdi Hospital and Bhagwati Hospital.

At least 26 COVID-19 patients died in Maharashtra's Nashik after an oxygen tanker leaked outside a hospital, disrupting supply to patients for around 30 minutes. The incident took place at Zakir Hussain Hospital in Nashik when tankers were being filled on April 21. About 171 patients were on oxygen in the hospital.

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