Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government on Tuesday constituted a task force for the management of medical oxygen in the state.
The nine-member task force will prepare and implement a plan for provisioning medical oxygen in all healthcare facilities in the State, Additional Chief Secretary (Health) PK Mohapatra stated in a notification.
Following are the members of the task force:
The Task Force will take up initiatives for increasing production and provisioning of medical oxygen in the State and engage with various stakeholders to improve the availability of cylinders and tankers for storage of medical oxygen.
Besides, the State-level task force will take up activities to enhance oxygen refilling capacity and facilitate smooth logistics arrangements for the transport of medical oxygen.
This apart, the Task Force will plan and implement in-situ production and distribution of medical oxygen in health facilities through piping system.
The Task Force would also plan for long-term medical oxygen security in Odisha, the notification further read.