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District level oxygen war room to be built in collectorate

Joint Collector M. Venugopal Reddy has said that a district level oxygen war room will be set up in the collectorate to monitor the need of oxygen in hospitals and its transportation here. He was addressing a meeting on COVID preparedness here on Monday.

Joint Collector (Revenue and Civil Supplies), Transport Department officials, an Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) rank officer, Deputy Director (Industry), District Coordinator of Health Services (DCHS), Assistant Director (Drug Control), District IMA President , and some others will act as nodal officers in the war room, he said. Venugopal Reddy said that the GPS trackers should be attached to the oxygen supply tankers and their movement should be tracked.

‘Oxygen saver’
He directed the officials to arrange teams under the banner of ‘Oxygen Savers’ in each hospital and the team would monitor the status of oxygen usage in the hospital. The Joint Collector also asked District Medical and Health Officer (DMHO-I/C) S Vijaya Lakshmi to take stock of the occupied beds including ICU beds and ventilators from all the hospitals treating COVID-19 patients in the district.

He said that the officials should assess the need of oxygen and ensure that there is no shortage by making all the arrangements in advance in the hospitals. He inquired about the availability of oxygen concentrator, LMO tank, D-type cylinder and oxygen refiller in the district.

DCHS Laxman Rao, District Revenue Officer P. Kishor, representatives of Transport Department, IMA and Industries Department attended the review meeting. The Hindu

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