Bhubaneswar, May 18: Odisha government today constituted a nine-member task force led by Asit Tripathy, Principal Advisor to Chief Minister for medical oxygen management.
The other members of the task force include Principal Secretary of Industries department, Secretary of works department, Managing Director of Odisha State Medical Corporation Ltd and Drugs Controller.
The task force will take up initiatives for increasing production and provisioning of medical oxygen in the State. Besides it will also engage with various stakeholders to improve the availability of cylinders and tankers for storage of medical oxygen.
Similarly the task force will take up activities to enhance the oxygen refilling capacity and facilitating smooth logistics arrangements for transport of medical oxygen. It will also plan and implement production and distribution of medical oxygen in health facilities through piping systems.