The BMC has claimed that the supply of liquid medical oxygen has been “reduced” in some of the hospitals here due to the conversion of large quantities of liquid medical oxygen to neighboring Navi Mumbai and Thane, which are in demand of Kovid-19 patients.
In order to ensure smooth supply of life-saving gas in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) and to deploy local administration officials at the refilling facilities of two companies in Navi Mumbai, Additional Municipal Commissioner P.S. Velarasu has done.
Last week, he had written a letter to Konkan Divisional Commissioner Annasaheb Misal claiming that the change in Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) had caused “short supply” in some hospitals and on one occasion, patients were shifted to other medical hospitals. Convenience.
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The letter said that the Maharashtra government has fixed quota of liquid medical oxygen in Mumbai, Thane, Navi Mumbai and other parts of MMR considering the increase in demand due to increased demand in Kovid-1-19-1 cases.
“The LMO supply for the Mumbai quota has been diverted from general suppliers to Navi Mumbai and Thane region,” BMC said in a letter to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) commissioner.
Despite the allocation of LMO quota, the availability of re-fillers has come down to less than 50 per cent of the quota available to the municipality.
BMC has said that the supply of LMOs should be the same as the quota fixed for a particular area.
Provision has been made to deploy an Adapt Collector and a Tehsildar (Revenue Officer) at the refilling facilities of two companies in the Navi Mumbai area to monitor the supply and ensure smooth distribution of LMOs as per quota.
“This will definitely help reduce discomfort in hospitals and also help prevent forced transfers of patients or loss of human life due to the absence of medical oxygen,” the civic body said in a letter.
The letter said hospitals run by the corporation get some liquid medical oxygen in jumbo tanks and a portion of the LMO is diverted back to fillers, which give people filled cylinders to civic medical facilities.