1620267005 Centre has been sharing with states best O2 practices
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NEW DELHI: Even earlier than the Supreme Court’s suggestion to Delhi to be taught from Mumbai’s expertise in managing oxygen provide, the Centre has been sharing the expertise of states, in addition to the monetary capital, with others because it sought rationalisation of oxygen use.
In its correspondence with the Centre, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) stated it opted for a sequence of steps, together with restricted use of high-flow nasal cannula to provide oxygen and measures to scale back oxygen consumption by a minimum of 10% in every facility. Besides, refilling services have been arrange inside municipal limits for simpler move of oxygen to assist Covid-19 sufferers.
But Mumbai is not alone. The Centre has shared different solutions too with states, together with Delhi, over the previous couple of weeks.
For occasion, it had pointed to using a triage system in Kerala and Maharashtra to classify sufferers primarily based on the severity of their situation and likewise requirement of medical oxygen as a step to rationalise its use.
It has additionally been advocating the organising of a web based portal by states to disseminate real-time info on availability of hospital beds, together with these supported with medical oxygen in addition to important medication, to construct confidence amongst residents and dispel rumours.
Continuous monitoring by means of a conflict room would additionally allow well timed dissemination of knowledge to all stakeholders, and would assist in planning, sources stated. “This will enable hospitals to have a clear indication of current supply levels as well as the next supply cycle and suppliers to have a clear roadmap on sequencing their supplies to various clients,” a supply conversant in the deliberations stated.
In Delhi, a key problem is coordination of provides as medical oxygen is now coming from a number of components of the nation – from Gujarat, Uttarakhand, Himachal, UP, Haryana and Odisha – and utilizing a number of modes like roads, rail and air.

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