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Governor urges Union Health Minister to increase oxygen allocation for HP

Governor Bandaru Dattatraya has urged the Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan to increase oxygen allocation from 15 MT to 30 MT for Himachal Pradesh to avoid any humanitarian crisis in the State.

He said that the State was allocated only 15 MT out of 125 MT capacity at Inox Air Products plant in Barotiwala, Solan and urged to direct the concerned authorities for additional allocation.

Shri Dattatraya said that the State Government has already written a letter to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare regarding oxygen supply planning. He said that the second wave of infection was accompanied by faster spread rate and more importantly affecting respiratory system of patients.  It is important to adopt a proactive strategy to contain the spread and impact of the disease, he added.