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Maharashtra govt constitutes a committee to ensure supply of 10 lakh Remdesivir vials, 15 oxygen storage tankers

The Prime Minister said keeping in mind the requirements of states pertaining to oxygen, the government is working on effective use of Railways and Air Force so that the tankers reach the production centre as soon as possible.

Maharashtra govt constitutes a committee to ensure supply of 10 lakh Remdesivir vials, 15 oxygen storage tankers
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Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope on Tuesday, April 27, declared that the government have floated global tenders for PSA plants, Remdesivir vials, oxygen storage tankers amid a shortage of medical-grade oxygen in the state.

“We have floated global tenders for 40,000 oxygen concentrators, 132 PSA plants, 25,000 MT liquid oxygen, 10 lakh Remdesivir vials, & around 15 oxygen storage tankers. We've constituted an empowered committee for this purpose,” Rajesh Tope was quoted by news agency ANI.

Earlier, he does not want any obstruction in transporting oxygen from other states and want them to be airlifted by the Air Force.

Last week, Prime Minister Modi held a meeting with leading oxygen manufacturers across the country via video conferencing, where he noted that there is a need to increase the availability of oxygen cylinders as well as upgrade the logistics facilities for the transportation of oxygen.

He urged the industry to utilise tankers meant to transport other gases for oxygen supply.

The Prime Minister said keeping in mind the requirements of states pertaining to oxygen, the government is working on effective use of Railways and Air Force so that the tankers reach the production centre as soon as possible.

Maharashtra is the worst affected state in the country as it is reporting the highest number of cases across the country.

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