In Rajasthan, three months ago, the oxygen consumption was around 6,500 cylinders per day, which has now increased to 31,000 425 cylinders per day. The Minister of Medicine, Dr. Raghu Sharma, gave this information. Raju Sharma said that the Rajasthan government is doing its utmost to meet this unexpected demand.
He said that due to the continuous increase in the number of patients due to the COVID-19 epidemic in the state, the demand for emergency medical oxygen cylinders is constantly increasing. Every effort is being made to meet this growing demand.
Medical Secretary Siddharth Mahajan said the state government had made efforts on a war basis to manage the oxygen. Due to the emergency, oxygen carriers were provided by air from Jamnagar (Gujarat). In addition, a new factory was established in Al-Wor area, with a capacity to produce 1000 cylinders per day in the state.
He informed that by next week, Hindustan Zinc Limited in Dariba (Ragsamand) has started to construct a plant with capacity of 1200 cylinders per day. Apart from this, production of 500 cylinders will start soon.