Noida: In Noida, the authorities have decided to tie up with Resident Welfare Associations (RWAs) to provide relief to the patients in home isolation by managing the supply of oxygen. This has been done in response to several requests by residents to the Gautam Budh Nagar district administration to take some measures in order to make sure that people who are in dire need of oxygen get the required help.
Three development authorities – Noida Authority, Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority and Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority have been asked to step in and help the residents by the Gautam Budh Nagar administration.
According to a Times of India report, the authority has planned to launch a helpline for residents. This comes after several meetings held with entrepreneurs and oxygen manufacturers over the weekend and arranging for oxygen supply.
According to District Magistrate Suhas LY, “We wrote to the three authorities on Saturday to help the residents. Within 48 to 72 hours, some concrete measures will be taken to address the problem. We do not want to start something unless we get assurance and commitment from all the stakeholders.”
CitySpidey talked to Rajiva Singh, President, Noida Federation of Apartment Owners Associations (NOFAA) about the same and he informed us that because of the extreme situation right now, the authorities have limited resources and are trying to make best use of them. He also informed that the Noida Authorities have been in talks with BHEL plant in Haridwar to maintain the supply of oxygen and refilling of the Oxygen cylinders.
“It is very difficult to take up individual requests at this point and thus this system is being created to ensure that societies as a whole don’t suffer a shortage of oxygen. Any society which already has oxygen cylinders can get them refilled as the oxygen will arrive tomorrow,” he added.