Delhi govt procuring oxygen cylinders, hospitals need not do it themselves: govt order

By: |
Published: June 21, 2020 8:46 AM

The government had earlier this month directed medical directors of all?the?designated COVID hospitals under the Delhi government to arrange oxygen supply for all hospital beds. 

Delhi govt, covid 19 patients, oxygen cylinders for covid patients, covid hospitals, covid 19 cases in delhi, latest news on coronavirus outbreak“The Health Department is already in the process of procurement of 18,000 D-type cylinders, 3,000 B-type cylinders and around 3,000 oxygen concentrators centrally,” the order said. (IE photo)

The Delhi government has said it is in the process of procuring oxygen cylinders and concentrators and directed hospitals under it to not procure them for COVID-19 patients, according to an official order.

The government had earlier this month directed medical directors of all the designated COVID hospitals under the Delhi government to arrange oxygen supply for all hospital beds. However, the government, in supersession of its earlier order, said on Saturday that hospitals may now not procure oxygen concentrators or cylinders.

“The Health Department is already in the process of procurement of 18,000 D-type cylinders, 3,000 B-type cylinders and around 3,000 oxygen concentrators centrally,” the order said.

“The cylinders and concentrators will be procured shortly and will be allocated to the respective hospitals in a staggered manner as per their requirement and as per the receipt from suppliers,” it said.

It is also directed that consumables and ancillary devices such as regulators, breathing circuits, masks, nasal prongs, cannulas, filters, flow metres, trolley stand etc. to make the oxygen cylinders operational may be procured by hospitals as per their need and stock position, it added.

Get live Stock Prices from BSE, NSE, US Market and latest NAV, portfolio of Mutual Funds, calculate your tax by Income Tax Calculator, know market’s Top Gainers, Top Losers & Best Equity Funds. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Financial Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest Biz news and updates.

Next Stories
1COVID-19 vaccine: China’s SinoVac starts Phase III trial of its potential coronavirus vaccine
2Maharashtra Unlock 2: Hotels, restaurants to open from July 8, fresh guidelines issued — Details
3COVID-19: Strict lockdown in Aurangabad from July 10 to 18