UP govt launches ‘Oxygen Monitoring System’ to deal with oxygen supply shortage

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday launched a digital platform — “Oxygen Monitoring System for UP” — for 24×7 live monitoring of the oxygen supply system across the state in an attempt to meet the demand of medical oxygen in private and government hospitals of the state.

The monitoring system will have live information on the demand of oxygen by hospitals in various districts, allotment and loading of oxygen in the vehicles, live location of vehicles moving on the highways, and the supply of the oxygen and its utilization.

Oxygen Monitoring System for UP

Uttar Pradesh Additional Chief Secretary (Home Department) Awanish K Awasthi said the platform has been created by Rodic Consultants Pvt Ltd in collaboration with the Food and Drug Administration, Department of Medical Education, Department of Medical Health and Family Welfare, and Department of Transport and Home Affairs.

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Awnish Awasthi told India Today TV that web portal link which has been created for the supply of the oxygen can be used by officers and employees associated with the oxygen supply chain. He added that the representatives of the company will upload the oxygen requirement details of the hospital on the portal as per the need.

“It’s going to be helpful. The representatives of the company would be present in government and private hospitals to ensure smooth supply of oxygen in a timely manner,” he added.

The digital platform will make it possible to locate vehicles delivering oxygen, along with real-time monitoring and tracking. Representatives of the company will also be deployed at the refill station and will help in this work. Sufficient number of drivers on every oxygen vehicle will also be put to ensure timely delivery.

Uttar Pradesh is fighting a tough battle against pandemic Covid-19, facing a shortage of beds and oxygen supply. On Friday, the state recorded a single-day spike of 37, 238 Covid-19 cases and 196 fatalities, pushing the state’s infection tally to over 10 lakh and the death toll due to the disease to 10,737.

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