WITH STATE GOVERNMENT ENSURING TIMELY PROMOTION   MAJORITY OF OFFICERS IN STATE BUREAUCRACY WILL GET PROMOTION ON NEW YEAR   LARGE NUMBER OF OAS OFFICERS WILL GET SCOPE FOR IAS PROMOTION   AT LEAST 22 STATE CIVIL SERVICE OFFICERS WILL GET PROMOTION TO IAS RANK   UPSC HAS FIXED DATE ON 17 DECEMBER FOR OAS TO IAS PROMOTION   AFTER LONG TIME OFS OFFICERS WILL GET SCOPE TO PROMOTED TO IFS RANK   UPSC FIXES DATE FROM PROMOTION FROM OFS TO IFS ON 17 DECEMBER   STATE CONFIRMS 3 19 583 POSITIVE CASES   TOTAL RECOVERY CASES ARE 3 12 734  ACTIVE CASES GOING DOWN WITH 5046 CASES   KHURDA TOPS WITH 51 FOLLOWED BY ANGUL 41 AND MAYURBHANJ 36  CUMULATIVE TESTS BREACH 59 LAKH MARK WITH 59 77 970  

Ensure Oxygen For Patients

Odisha along with other States were asked to assess the need and then to press more tankers into action, re-purpose similar vehicles for carrying oxygen, take steps to reduce their turnaround time so that patients do not face any lack of oxygen.

Union Health Ministry held a virtual meeting today where Union Health Secretary, Secretary DPIIT Secretary Pharmaceuticals and Secretary Textiles participated.
ACS Health & Family Welfare, Pradipta Kumar Mohapatra and Hemant Sharma Principal Secretary Industries of Odisha along with senior officials of other States and Union Territories participated in the meet.
States and UTs like Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chandigarh, Chhattisgarh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu, Goa, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Kerala, Ladakh, Lakshadweep, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, NCT of Delhi,Punjab, Puducherry, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal joined the discussion.
The aim of the meeting was to ensure adequate Oxygen availability in all healthcare facilities in these States& unrestricted intra as well as inter State movement of oxygen.
Ensure facility wise/hospital wise oxygen inventory management and advance planning for timely replenishment so that there are no stock out.

State Governments were advised to take necessary step:
 
They are to ensure that no restriction is imposed on the movement of Medical Oxygen between States/UTs along with provision of “Green Corridor” for Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) Tankers within the cities.

Real Time monitoring
 of cryogenic tankers used to supply oxygen and Repurposing of Argon and Nitrogen carrying tankers to increase number of oxygen carrier vehicles.

Hospitals and institutions have long term tender/ contract agreement for supply of Oxygen with oxygen manufacturers, which need to be honoured. Hence, States must not impose restrictions on free movement of Oxygen.

State to ensure timely payment of the due bills to the manufacturers and supplier to maintain uninterrupted supply of oxygen.

Improve power supply infrastructure and ensure uninterrupted supply to Oxygen Manufacturing Units.

Improve hospital storage capacity and identify MSME units whose storage capacity can be used to store Oxygen.

Undertake Oxygen Consumption Audit, ensure only cases requiring medical oxygenation are administered with Oxygen and prevent leakages due to negligence of hospital staff

Ensuring proper disinfection of Oxygen cylinders as per protocols while sending cylinders to fillers of Oxygen.

Effective coordination with 
steel plants for Oxygen procurement since steel plants provide approx. 550 MT/day oxygen in addition to oxygen manufacturers who provide 6400 MT/day.

Expedite process of grant of licenses to produce medical oxygen to those already producing industrial oxygen.
 


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