Extending thanks to the Centre for the step, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that the move will prove to be a milestone regarding the uninterrupted supply of medical oxygen.
In a statement issued, a UP government spokesperson said oxygen plants will be set up in Lucknow, Varanasi, Gorakhpur, Agra, Aligarh, Prayagraj, Meerut, Mathura, Gautam Buddh Nagar, Ghaziabad, Kanpur, Jhansi, Moradabad, and in other cities of the state.
The spokesperson also informed that CM Adityanath has taken cognisance of some hospitals pasting notices about the shortage of oxygen, and said that these incidents be thoroughly probed.
During a review meeting, CM Yogi Adityanath said, "If the notice is pasted only to create fear in the minds of the people, then strict action should be taken against such hospitals."
So far, 1,17,77,209 vaccine doses have been given in the state. This includes 97,79,846 first doses and 19,97,363 second doses, the statement said.