PM Chairs High-Level Meet On Oxygen Supply And Availability
Millennium Post Delhi|April 23, 2021
Prime Minister says states should come down heavily on hoarding and stressed the need to ensure faster transportation of oxygen

NEW DELHI: Chairing a high-level meeting to review oxygen supply across the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday asked top officials to work rapidly on increasing its production, boosting the speed of distribution and using innovative ways to provide oxygen support to health facilities.

PM also said that states must act against any hoarding of oxygen and directed officials to ensure that the oxygen supply to various states happens in a smooth, unhindered manner and called for fixing responsibility with the local administration in cases of obstruction.

In the meeting that also discussed ways and means to boost oxygen availability amid demands from many states for an increase in its supply, Modi was told that the supply of lifesaving gas to states has been steadily increasing.

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