No shortage of oxygen in Telangana: Eatala Rajender

Hyderabad: Telangana health minister Eatala Rajender today said that there is no shortage of oxygen to treat coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the state. The government is acquiring more oxygen stocks than required per day day he claimed.

‘We require 270 tons oxygen a day and we get 400 tons of oxygen to cater to growing demands. We made necessary arrangements for that purpose from other states. People should not visit private hospitals to be looted and ensure they get free treatment in hospitals. Charges that are fixed by the government are to be strictly followed by private hospitals, else the government will take serious action against them,” Rajender warned while addressing a press conference.

The health minister also urged people to avoid get vaccinated and insulate themselves from the COVID-19 virus. “We have made arrangements to get more oxygen stocks and injections to provide immediate services. We are receiving complaints against hefty charges by private hospitals. They must have humanitarian gesture when the situation is out of gear. Chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao announced free vaccines to all and has allotted Rs 2500 crore for it,” Rajender added.

Rajender also informed that all government hospitals across Telangana’s districts will get oxygen plants as stated by the centre. “The centre is giving us adequate supply of medical oxygen and there is no shortage now,” he said, adding that government hospitals will get vaccines free of cost.

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