Odisha Govt Sets Modalities For Smooth Supply Of Oxygen Cylinders

Bhubaneswar: Considering the high demand for medical oxygen for COVID-19 patients, the state government on Saturday issued a set of modalities for smooth supply of the cylinders.

In a letter to district collectors, municipal commissioners, government medical colleges and CDM & PHOs, additional chief secretary, Health and Family Welfare department, Pradipta Kumar Mohapatra has directed to follow modalities mentioned below for supply of oxygen cylinders to COVID Care Centres and COVID Care Homes.

Following are the modalities to be followed:

  • The drugs inspector of the district shall ensure timely dispatch of the empty cylinders to the assigned fillers and inform his counterpart in the areas at which the filler is stationed for timely filling of the cylinders.
  • The drugs inspector shall identify a collection point for 3 to 4 CCCs in consultation with the medical superintendents and CDMOs and PHOs and assign transport vehicles to each collection point.
  • The medical superintendents/CDMOs and PHOs shall engage vehicles for transportation of the oxygen cylinders by utlilising existing vehicles or by hiring private vehicles following financial guidelines. The details of the vehicles must be shared with the local drugs inspector for GPS tagging.
  • The hiring charges can be met from public health response funds or any other suitable head from which transportation charges towards COVID-19 management are being currently met.

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