Srinagar: J&K administration has begun rationing medical oxygen and made it mandatory for any one seeking an oxygen cylinder to register first with Covid Control Room set up at Divisional Commissioners Office in Srinagar.
“To ensure and facilitate that Oxygen is available to patients genuinely needing it, the government has decided that refilled cylinders will be provided to them after furnishing requisite prescription from a doctor to the control room set up at Director Industries Jammu or Divisional Commissioner COVID control room Kashmir”, a government spokesperson told Kashmir Observer. He dismissed rumours that there is a ban on supply of Oxygen to private hospitals and individuals in medical need.
“It is clarified that there is ‘no ban whatsoever’ for any individual who requires medical oxygen during home isolation based on a medical assessment”, he said.
The Government has also recently received inputs about black marketing and hoarding of Oxygen. There is also a need to ensure that at a time when there is rising demand for Oxygen at hospitals, there is no misuse or hoarding of Oxygen, the official said.
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