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Noida to float global tenders for cryogenic O2 containers
Lucknow: Facing one of its toughest challenge to ramp up supply of medical oxygen across the state, the Yogi Adityanath government has asked NOIDA authorities to float gobal tenders to procure cryogenic oxygen containers.
The government has also roped in corporates and the Exicse and Sugarcane Departments to meet the demand-supply gap in UP
“We have started work on setting up oxygen generators plants at hospitals in 27 out of the total 75 UP districts with the help of Excise and Sugarcane departments,” said an official.
He said a list of hospitals in the remaining districts too had been prepared and work for establishing O2 plants would commence very soon.
Against 64 initially, UP, now has 89 tankers and the NOIDA authority has been asked to float global tenders to procure cryogenic oxygen containers on Saturday.
The Yogi government has also procured oxygen tankers from corporate giants such as Reliance and Adani Groups. UP has also been provided tankers of 400 MT capacity by the Centre.
On May 6, the state claims to have arranged for a record supply of about 1032 MT of O2 out of which, 612 MT was supplied through the refilling system.
This is the largest-ever supply volume in a day and was far more than many other states.
In addition, a total of 10 MT of oxygen for trial purposes was also supplied to the COVID hospital set up by DRDO in Varanasi on Thursday, which is soon going to be operational.
Two more oxygen express trains carrying Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) arrived in Lucknow on Friday. Besides, UP will also receive 80 tonnes of oxygen from Jamnagar on Saturday.
Oxygen generators will also be installed in Community Health Centres in districts including Bareilly, Banda, Gorakhpur, Shamli, Mathura, Hapur, Hardoi, Balrampur and Aligarh with the help of government.