The State administrations have also been directed that all Oxygen manufacturing units maximise their production of liquid oxygen, and make it available to the Government for use for medical purposes only.
He further said, all stocks of liquid oxygen, should also be made available to the Government and “no exception is allowed to any industry with regard to use of liquid oxygen”.
Mr Bhalla said after reviewing the oxygen supply situation in the country it was considered necessary to restrict industrial usage of oxygen for ensuring availability of adequate and uninterrupted supply of medical oxygen across the country for the management of COVID-19 patients and necessary order in this regard was issued on April 22, 2021, to restrict the use of industrial oxygen with an exception of nine identified industrial activities.
But now after a second review of the oxygen supply situation, it has been decided that with immediate effect, “use of liquid oxygen, including the existing stock, will be allowed for medical purposes only”, he said in communication with the States and UTs administration. (UNI)