Problems of oxygen
It seems that people of Kashmir are gasping for breath as the oxygen supplies are drying up not only in the hospitals but also in the private outlets.
While the spike of the second wave of covid-19 is at its peak in Kashmir valley, people are scrambling to get the oxygen cylinders refilled for their patients.
Similarly many people due to the rush in government run hospitals are keen to treat their patients at home and are not getting the oxygen cylinders from private outlets.
The JK high court intervened in this matter and asked the government to appoint a required number of Nodal officers who will monitor the supply of oxygen to these private outlets.
A Division Bench asked the Union Territory’s Health Secretary to submit a detailed plan within two weeks. The Health Secretary was asked to submit complete details of the number of Covid hospitals, both government and private, number of beds available, district wise/city wise, quantity of Remdesivir allotted to the UT, the exact quantity of Remdesivir received and used with the corresponding figures of the requirement.
The JK administration is under attack on different social media platforms for creating the mess in the name of being prepared to combat the covid second wave.