The Delhi government on Wednesday set up a web portal to supply oxygen to those in home isolation after being infected with the coronavirus.
This portal has been created “to streamline the entire system of distribution of the lump-sum allocation under the supervision of district magistrates and also in order to facilitate the public to access these cylinders with certainty”, the order said.
“However, reports are being received of long queues at cylinder refilling plants also leading to public safety and public health hazard issues,” it said.
According to the order, from May 06, those requiring oxygen can apply in the portal -delhi.gov.in with a valid photo ID, Aadhar card details, Covid positive report and other documents like CT scan report if available.
“The district magistrates shall ensure that adequate number of office personnel are assigned to scrutinise all incoming applications and issue e-passes quickly as time is of essence in such cases,” the order read.
Further, “The DMs shall ensure that the dealers regularly get their cylinders refilled from the designated refilling plants.”
Moreover, the district magistrates will issue a pass having the date, time and address of the dealer/depot from where the oxygen cylinder can be issued/exchanged.
The order said a provision of lump-sum allocation of oxygen (to be given through cylinders) for individuals, non-Covid hospitals, nursing homes , ambulances and SOS cylinders of Covid hospitals running on LMO had already been made against re-fillers with each district being assigned a re-filler.
“The District Magistrates will ensure that distribution of lump-sum allocation of oxygen is done Judiciously and equitable between the individual and non-Covid hospitals, nursing homes , ambulances and SOS cylinders of Covid hospitals running on LMO(liquid medical oxygen),” reads the order is signed by Sanjeev Khirwar, the Principal Secretary (Revenue), Government of Delhi.