After demand for Oxygen reduced, it was diverted to Industries

Bengaluru, Jun 9 (Agency) Following reduced demand for Oxygen, the Karnataka Government has decided to divert it back to Industries and appoint nodal officers for the purpose. Speaking at a meeting at Vidhana Soudha, the State Secretariat here on Wednesday, Minister for Industries and In-Charge of Oxygen supply Jagadeesh Sheetar said even as the Covid-19 second wave has been dropping and the demand for oxygen reduced, it was only 580 MT oxygen required during the last two days data.

However, the officials should not be neglected on this issue and prepare for the expected third wave of Covid, hence, the district hospitals should make effort to be self-sufficient in producing Oxygen and instructed the officials to give more priority on this issue. He said that software by NIC is being developed and the same will be ready in another three days to find the solution to the usage of oxygen supply. He said on a priority basis the oxygen supply should be given to industries and the nodal officers should handle the situation without affecting the supply to hospitals needed. Emphasizing the need of the oxygen during the third wave of virus and officials should be kept ready for any emergency requirements at any time, he added.