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Kejriwal government asks union to reduce oxygen supply as Delhi is easing gradually

The Kejriwal Government Has Sought To Reduce The Oxygen Quota In Delhi After The Corona Infection Subsides. It Has Given A Brilliant Example Of Responsible Government After The Number Of Patients In Hospitals Came Down.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Avinash Prabhakar | Updated on: 14 May 2021, 09:56:02 PM

CM Arvind Kejriwal (Photo Credit: File)


The Kejriwal government has sought to reduce the oxygen quota in Delhi after the corona infection subsides. It has given a brilliant example of responsible government after the number of patients in hospitals came down. The Kejriwal government is the first government in the country to demand a reduction of the oxygen quota.

In Delhi, the rate of coronavirus infection increased rapidly in the fourth week of April and the first week of May. From 80,000 to 1,00,000 tests were conducted daily. There were 27–28,000 new corona cases everyday. The rate of infection had reached 32%. But now the number of patients in Delhi is decreasing. The infection rate is now 14%. When the Coronavirus infection increased in Delhi, Delhi needed 700 metric tons of oxygen per day. But with the decrease in infection rates and reduced number of patients in hospitals, the oxygen demand has also decreased in Delhi.

Delhi now needs 582 MT of oxygen

According to the total demand for oxygen per bed set by the central government, now Delhi needs 582 metric tonnes of oxygen daily. Now the emergency SOS calls from hospitals have also stopped. Now hardly 1-2 calls are received in 24 hours, where oxygen is delivered immediately. Therefore, the Government of Delhi has written a letter to the Central Government, playing the duty of a responsible government, and has reduced the oxygen supply quota of Delhi to 582 metric tons of oxygen per day, so that the remaining oxygen can be delivered to the rest states which need the same.

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First Published : 14 May 2021, 09:56:02 PM