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States to receive 6,177 Metric Tonnes of Oxygen supply amid covid surge

New Delhi: Amid the rising covid cases in the country, the government of India has taken key decisions to increase the supply of oxygen, keeping in view the rising cases of covid-19 in the country. Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said that the central government has undertaken mapping in a meeting with governments of 12 states and union territories most affected by Covid-19 to receive 6,177 metric tonnes of oxygen to these affected states.

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Of these tonnes, Maharashtra is slated to get the biggest share of 1500 metric tonnes of oxygen, Delhi to get 350 metric tonnes and Uttar Pradesh to get 800 metric tonnes, Goyal elaborated.

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Viewing the shortage in supplies being flagged across the country, Goyal also said that the states should take steps towards demand control and medical oxygen should be given to needy patients only.

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