No oxygen shortage crisis in DK: DC

The DC said there were three refilling plants in Dakshina Kannada and they have been supplying oxygen to hospitals regularly.

MANGALURU: Dr KV Rajendra, the deputy commissioner of Dakshina Kannada, said on Monday that there was no shortage of oxygen in the district.
“In Dakshina Kannada, 66 hospitals, including government and private, are treating Covid-19 patients. There will be no shortage in the next 24 hours. One of the supply chains that provide oxygen from Palakkad in Kerala to Dakshina Kannada has been blocked. Hence, we have already requested the state government to allot another distributor for the district. We have requested the officials concerned to arrange supply from Ballari instead of Palakkad,” the DC told reporters.
In another statement, the DC said there were three refilling plants in the district and they have been supplying oxygen to hospitals regularly. Due to the delay in the supply of liquid oxygen from Palakkad, there some disruption.
However, there was no variation in the supply of oxygen to patients in various hospitals in the district, the DC stated and appealed to people not to panic.

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