Hyderabad: Going through a extreme scarcity of oxygen for vital COVID-19 sufferers, Telangana has taken the bizarre step of securing the help of Indian Air Drive planes to move the much-needed life saving gasoline.
With virtually all of the hospitals, together with the most important authorities hospital – Gandhi Hospital- in Hyderabad expressing their lack of ability to handle vital circumstances, Telangana authorities rushed heavy raise plane of the Air Drive from Begumpet airport to Odisha’s capital Bhubaneshwar on Friday to carry 14.5 metric tons of oxygen.
One plane was despatched to Odisha for bringing the oxygen. The state’s well being minister, E. Rajender, and state Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar with high defence officers have been at Begumpet airport. “Telangana is the primary state within the nation to take the assistance of warplanes for the aim in view of the extreme scarcity of oxygen”, the well being minister stated. “In any other case it might have taken three days to carry the liquid medical oxygen,” he added.
Telangana is dealing with a scarcity of 120 metric tons of oxygen. Towards the every day want of 384 metric tons of gasoline, the state was getting between 260 to 270 metric tons solely, officers stated.
The provides have been anticipated to achieve Hyderabad by Friday night. In all, the state authorities has deliberate to herald 8 tankers of liquid oxygen from completely different states. Given the scale of the Air Drive planes, one can accommodate as much as three small tankers.
The procured provides would even be made accessible to 63 company and personal hospitals dealing with oxygen scarcity.
Indian Air Drive stated in a press launch that heavy raise plane like C-17 and IL-76 have been deployed for the operation in numerous elements of the nation. One related operation was carried out from Hindan Air Drive Station.
In view of the growing scarcity of beds outfitted with ventilators and oxygen provide, the state authorities has additionally requested company hospitals to extend the mattress energy by one and a half occasions.
Well being minister Rajender stated that every one the 619 ventilator beds at Gandhi hospital have been occupied as all different hospitals have been referring vital circumstances to it. “No ventilator beds can be found now. Solely oxygen beds are there,” he stated.
Telangana has registered 5,567 COVID-19 circumstances and 23 deaths in a single day.
An “Oxygen Categorical” prepare with seven tankers laden with 100 tons of liquid medical oxygen left Visakhapatnam Metal Plant for Maharashtra. On the way in which to Mumbai the Categorical will detach two tankers at Nashik, one of many worst affected districts of Maharashtra.