No shortage of oxygen, asserts India's Health Secretary

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Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan

 Rohit Shishodia
Amid reports of shortage of oxygen for Covid patients, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan has said that today's capacity for production of oxygen is slightly more than 6,900 metric tonne. There is no shortage of oxygen, he added.

‌Addressing the media in Delhi on September 15, 2020, Bhushan pointed out, "Problems happen when at a facility-level you do not have inventory management. Each state needs to ensure proper inventory management so that oxygen can be replenished in time," added Bhushan.

On prevalence of Covid across India, Bhushan informed that there are 14 states and UTs in India where the total number of active cases are less than 5000.

He said that there are 18 states and UTs

where total active cases are between 5000 and 50,000.


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