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No restriction to be imposed on the movement of medical oxygen

22/04/2021 at 5:41 PM

New Delhi, April 22: The Central Empowered Group-2 (EG 2) on Covid-19 today prepared a plan for medical oxygen supply to states and UTs in view of huge demand of it.

The oxygen supply plan will be revised from time to time by EG 2 based on the assessment of the situation and all states and UTs need to follow it.

As per the plan, no restriction will be imposed on the movement of medical oxygen between the States and transport authorities will be instructed to accordingly allow free inter-state movement of oxygen carrying vehicles.

Similarly no restrictions will be imposed on oxygen manufacturers and suppliers to limit the oxygen supplies only to the hospitals of the State/ UT in which they are located while there will be free movement of oxygen carrying vehicles into the cities, without any restriction of timings.

Besides no authority will attach the oxygen carrying vehicles passing through the district or areas for making supplies specific to any particular districts or area. The District Magistrates/ Deputy Commissioners and Senior Superintendents of Police/ Superintendents of Police/ Deputy Commissioners of Police will be personally liable for implementation of the above directions.

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