Mangaluru: Dakshina Kannada Deputy Commissioner Dr. KV Rajendra clarified the rumours about the possible shortage of oxygen at the hospitals in the district On Monday May 3.
The DC stated that the district currently has adequate oxygen and that it was not facing a shortage of medical oxygen.
He added that the district has procured enough oxygen cylinders to deal with the possible shortage.
“Eight private hospitals in Dakshina Kannada district have oxygen storage facility while there are three refilling facilities in Mangaluru city that produce 10 tons of oxygen daily. The district also receives 20 tons of oxygen every week from other districts. So the district has enough supply of oxygen to meet the demand” he said.
He further added that 800 jumbo oxygen cylinders will be transported to the district from Kerala and the Jindal plant in Bellary.
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