New Delhi: To address the oxygen shortage and facilitate supply for people in home isolation, the Delhi government has decided to set up oxygen cylinders storage at the depots of Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC).
As total of 11 bus depots have been earmarked for storage of oxygen cylinders. The move has been taken for ensuring proper supply of oxygen, especially oxygen cylinders to patients in home isolation and for addressing SOS calls of hospitals in Delhi.
“The oxygen storage hubs was created at the DTC bus depots to augment the capacity of the concerned District Magistrates for management of circulation oxygen cylinders,” an official informed.
Each depot has been provided as many as 20 filled oxygen cylinders which will be issued in place of empty cylinders after the approval of the concerned district magistrate.
In the notification issued by the health department, it was mentioned that the capacity of the oxygen cylinders will be increased in phased manner as per the demands.
The Delhi government has also asked the district magistrates to ensure filling of empty oxygen cylinders. “The district magistrate may also utilise the flexibility quota of 10 per cent to fill up buffer stock cylinders and utilise the same judicially to cater any SOS calls received, till the cylinder pool is made large enough to cater to all individuals,” Delhi government's notification said.