The Armed Forces Medical Services- AFMS has agreed to import the oxygen generation plants and containers from Germany. This is to provide for the continuous scarcity of oxygen in the hospitals during the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
The Union Defence Ministry notified on April 23, 2021, that 23 mobile oxygen generation plants are being airlifted from Germany.
These will be deployed in the Armed Forces Medical Services hospitals dealing with the patients of Coronavirus. The Oxygen generating plants are foreseen within a week, stated Defence Ministry.
Defence Minister surveys COVID-19 situation:
The Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh called a meeting. He reviewed the Defence Ministry’s preparations and reaction to the Coronavirus situation in the nation.
Reportedly, Rajnath Singh took the review of progress in Coronavirus hospitals on April 20, 2021, where he inquired the administrators for analyzing and to let him know what more is expected and that there will be procurement instantly.
India reports the highest number of COVID-19 cases:
The decision of importing oxygen-generating plants has come as the country recorded an increased number of COVID-19 cases in the past few weeks.
In the last 24 hours, the country has recorded 3,32,730 cases which is the highest spike in a sole day since the Coronavirus pandemic upsurge in 2020. India has also stricken the mark of 3 lakh cases for 2 successive days now.