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There is no lack of oxygen in any private or government hospital in Uttar Pradesh, says CM Yogi Adityanath

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath said there is no shortage of medicines like Remdesivir in the state.

New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday (April 24) said there was no shortage of medical oxygen in any private or public hospital COVID-19.

In a virtual meeting with media people, Adityanath said the problem is black marketing and the accumulation of medical resources. He also stated that there is no shortage of medications like Remdesivir in the state.

The BJP official said the government will conduct an oxygen audit in the state. “There is no lack of oxygen in any COVID hospital, be it private or governmental. The problem is black marketing and accumulation, which will be faced with a heavy hand. We will do an oxygen audit in collaboration with IIT Kanpur, IIM Lucknow and IIT BHU for proper oxygen monitoring. The live oxygen demand, supply and distribution tracking system will be implemented, “said the Uttar Pradesh director.

Adityanath added that oxygen is not in short supply, as long as only those in need use it. “Every infected patient does not need oxygen, media cooperation is expected to raise awareness of this,” said PTI, citing UP CM.

He said: “We have made arrangements for oxygen plants in government institutions. There was a lack of this system in private institutions. Work is underway to set up 31 new oxygen plants, including 18 plants based on the latest DRDO technology.”

The saffron leader who tested positive for COVID-19 earlier said that it would be a mistake to regard the coronavirus as “normal fever”.

“It would be a big mistake to consider the corona as a normal viral fever. I am also under your control. I have followed all COVID protocols since April 13 while isolated,” he said.

He acknowledged that initially there were problems with increasing the number of hospital beds in the state, adding that they were quickly overcome.

Uttar Pradesh on Saturday registered the biggest single-day peak in new coronavirus-related infections and deaths, with 38,055 new cases and 223 deaths, bringing the number of viruses to 10,51,314 and the death toll to 10,959, according to a official announcement.

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