Odisha govt chalks out modalities for timely refill of oxygen cylinders

Bhubaneswar: The Additional Chief Secretary of the Health and Family Welfare department, Pradipta Kumar Mohapatra today directed the District Collectors, Municipal Commissioners and CDMOs to follow the modalities chalked out for supply of oxygen cylinders to Covid care centres and Covid care homes in Odisha.

The modalities are as follows:

  • The Drugs inspector of the district shall ensure timely dispatch of the empty cylinders to the assigned fillers and inform his counterpart in the areas at which the filler is stationed for timely filling of the cylinders.
  • The Drugs Inspector shall identify a collection point for three to four CCCs in consultation with the medical Superintendents and CDMOs and PHOs and assign transport vehicles to each collection point.
  • The Medical Superintendents/CDMOs and PHOs shall engage vehicles for transportation of the oxygen cylinders by utlilising existing vehicles or by hiring private vehicles following financial guidelines. The details of the vehicles must be shared with the local drugs inspector for GPS tagging.
  • The hiring charges can be met from public health response funds or any other suitable head from which transportation charges towards Covid-19 management are being currently met.
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