India Plans 50 Per Cent Increase In Oxygen Production Before Third COVID-19 Wave | News

September 6, 2021 0 Comments



Linde India supplied nearly one-third of the total oxygen demand during the Covid peak

Highlights
  • Will increase oxygen by setting up new manufacturing units: Delhi
  • Over 4.4 lakh people have succumbed to Covid: MoHFW
  • As of Monday, India’s total COVID-19 cases had reached 33.03 million

Bengaluru: India aims to ramp up its medical oxygen production capacity to 15,000 tonnes per day before a potential third wave of coronavirus infections that is expected to hit the country as soon as mid-September, an industry executive said. The target implies a 50 per cent jump from the maximum output of almost 10,000 tonnes reached earlier this year during the peak of the second COVID-19 wave, when hospitals ran short of the gas and relatives of patients had to search out oxygen cylinders.

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Linde India supplied nearly one-third of the total oxygen demand during the peak. Moloy Banerjee, head of Linde South Asia, said that while the government is targeting 15,000 tonnes of medical oxygen per day, Linde and other manufacturers were hoping to hit production of at least 13,500 tonnes per day ahead of the third wave.

As of Monday (September 6), India’s total COVID-19 cases had reached 33.03 million, with the death toll at 440,752, according to health ministry data.

While demand for medical oxygen in India has considerably reduced since the peak, reaching near pre-COVID levels, gas companies along with the government are gearing up for a scenario where the third wave could be worse than the previous one.

The New Delhi government said last month it will increase oxygen production by setting up new manufacturing units or expanding the production capacity of existing units for uninterrupted oxygen supply during a health crisis.

Shares of Linde India rose to record levels in the days following the Delhi government’s notification and have more than doubled for the year as of Monday’s closing price.

There have been discussions with the Delhi government since the second wave of COVID-19. We are still reviewing the policy and trying to see if it is workable for Linde, Mr Banerjee added.

The company has not entered any formal agreement with the government.

Linde has also been in touch with the governments of Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh states to support setting up of additional oxygen storage capacities and manufacturing units.

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World

22,06,82,278Cases

18,39,32,950Active

3,21,81,995Recovered

45,67,333Deaths

Coronavirus has spread to 195 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 22,06,82,278 and 45,67,333 have died; 18,39,32,950 are active cases and 3,21,81,995 have recovered as on September 6, 2021 at 4:00 am.

India

3,30,27,621 38,948Cases

4,04,8745,174Active

3,21,81,995 43,903Recovered

4,40,752 219Deaths

In India, there are 3,30,27,621 confirmed cases including 4,40,752 deaths. The number of active cases is 4,04,874 and 3,21,81,995 have recovered as on September 6, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

64,86,174 4,057

53,633 1,926

62,94,767 5,916

1,37,774 67

Kerala

42,07,838 26,701

2,48,346 2,273

39,37,996 28,900

21,496 74

Karnataka

29,55,164 1,117

17,527 245

29,00,228 1,354

37,409 8

Tamil Nadu

26,22,678 1,592

16,282 33

25,71,378 1,607

35,018 18

Andhra Pradesh

20,21,325 1,623

15,158 275

19,92,256 1,340

13,911 8

Uttar Pradesh

17,09,445 18

235 15

16,86,354 31

22,856 2

West Bengal

15,52,071 707

8,652 27

15,24,917 723

18,502 11

Delhi

14,37,959 30

351 3

14,12,526 33

25,082

Odisha

10,11,558 805

6,448 35

9,97,063 763

8,047 7

Chhattisgarh

10,04,635 24

368 13

9,90,711 37

13,556

Rajasthan

9,54,129 3

82 4

9,45,093 7

8,954

Gujarat

8,25,490 14

146 2

8,15,262 16

10,082

Madhya Pradesh

7,92,259 22

122 8

7,81,621 14

10,516

Haryana

7,70,557 14

631 8

7,60,243 22

9,683

Bihar

7,25,753 8

65 1

7,16,033 8

9,655 1

Telangana

6,59,543 230

5,545 128

6,50,114 357

3,884 1

Punjab

6,00,813 33

341 3

5,84,033 36

16,439

Assam

5,91,980 321

6,346 57

5,79,935 372

5,699 6

Jharkhand

3,47,957 15

132 1

3,42,692 16

5,133

Uttarakhand

3,43,100 16

389 4

3,35,323 20

7,388

Jammu And Kashmir

3,25,940 110

1,322 5

3,20,208 115

4,410

Himachal Pradesh

2,14,504 96

1,633 125

2,09,260 219

3,611 2

Goa

1,74,419 72

900 22

1,70,311 89

3,208 5

Puducherry

1,24,152 103

961 24

1,21,374 78

1,817 1

Manipur

1,15,399 322

3,260 18

1,10,341 338

1,798 2

Tripura

83,305 21

716 76

81,786 97

803

Meghalaya

77,021 254

2,234 28

73,458 222

1,329 4

Chandigarh

65,121 2

40 3

64,267 5

814

Mizoram

64,228 444

10,538 443

53,466 885

224 2

Arunachal Pradesh

53,338 36

691 71

52,383 107

264

Nagaland

30,356 54

736 15

28,994 69

626

Sikkim

30,242 79

967 16

28,902 95

373

Ladakh

20,583 5

57 2

20,319 7

207

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,665

2 3

10,659 3

4

Lakshadweep

10,348

12 1

10,285 1

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,572

6 1

7,437 1

129

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