Delhi is one of the worst affected state of coronavirus, which witnesses everyday surge along with the shortage of medicine. Now in order to help the patient with COVID, the Delhi government has set up a web portal to supply life-saving gas to those in home isolation after being infected with the coronavirus.
The portal -- delhi.gov.in – went live on Thursday. Patients who required oxygen can apply with a valid photo id, Aadhar card details, Covid positive report and other documents like CT scan report if available, in order to avail opportunities.
A govt. order said this portal has been created "to streamline the entire system of distribution of the lump-sum allocation under the supervision of district magistrates and also in order to facilitate the public to access these cylinders with certainty"
District magistrates have been given the responsibility to identify "dedicated dealers/depots to distribute such cylinders to individuals who shall not be redirected to refilling plants under any circumstances".
The oxygen should be supply accorded top priority. The DMs shall ensure that the dealers regularly get their cylinders refilled from the designated refilling plants.
The district magistrates will issue a pass having the date, time and address of the dealer/depot from where the oxygen cylinder can be issued/exchanged based on the availability.
The lump-sum allocation of oxygen to be given through cylinders for individuals, non-Covid hospitals, nursing homes, ambulances. SOS cylinders of Covid hospitals running on LMO had already been made against re-fillers with each district being assigned a re-filler.
To curb the shortage, a common pool of oxygen cylinders is being created in every district for patients in home isolation and to meet the emergency needs of the city’s hospitals. In each district, a bus depot of Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) will serve as the hub that will be initially stocked with 20 oxygen cylinders.