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Govt has planned to procure 50k O2 concentrators from Russia: Dr Raghu

Jaipur: The Rajasthan government has planned to procure 50,000 oxygen concentrators from abroad to address the shortage of the life-saving gas for COVID-19 patients, Health Minister Raghu Sharma said on Friday.    

The Minister in a video message, said that the State Government has already placed an order for 1,250 oxygen concentrators, out of which, 100 have reached Jaipur from Russia on Friday.  

Dr Sharma further added that on the instructions of Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, a team of Pritam B Yashwant and Tina Dabi, under the leadership of Subodh Agarwal, Additional Chief Secretary, Medical Department, are connecting with oxygen 

concentrator manufacturing countries such as Russia, China, UAE etc. This will help cope up with oxygen shortage in the state and the task of procuring 50,000 oxygen concentrators will be completed by the month-end.

Dr Sharma also said that the state requires 615 metric tonnes of medical oxygen, but the Centre has allocated only 270 MT to them.

Moreover, there is a problem of its transportation due to long distance and a shortage of tankers, he said, stressing that oxygen concentrators will ease the requirement of the life-saving gas in the state. 

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