Amid the surging cases of Covid-19 in the national capital, demand for oxygen is also increasing. Hence the Delhi government on Thursday said that all persons requiring oxygen for home isolation can apply on http://delhi.gov.in with a valid photo ID, Aadhaar card details, and Covid-19 positive report.
The District Magistrate (DM) will issue a pass to the patient stating the date, time, and address of the oxygen dealer, based on stock availability.
In a statement office of the Divisional Commissioner, Covid data management cell said, “Each district has been assigned one re-filter for accessing its lump-sum allocation and the respective District Magistrates have been directed to supervise the management of the distribution of cylinders from the refillers to various recipients as per the allocations in the Annexure-4 of the afore referred order.”
An adequate number of office personnel are assigned to scrutinize all the incoming applications and issue the e-passes quickly as time is of the essence in such cases in cases like these and this shall be ensured by the DM, the order further read.
The order further stated that the DMs shall ensure that the cylinders are regularly refilled by the dealers from their designated refilling plants.
Meanwhile, the Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal earlier on Tuesday directed officials in charge of managing Covid-19 patients in home isolation to make sure that they get connected to a doctor within 24 hours of being diagnosed.
The Union health ministry on Wednesday said that two medical oxygen plants have been installed at AIIMS and Ram Manohar Lohia hospital in Delhi with PM-CARES fund.