Centre hikes Oxygen quota for seven States & Delhi UT

In view of sudden spike in the demand for oxygen in some states due to an exponential rise in the number of COVID-19 patients, the Centre has increased the quota of Oxygen in the States, the Health Ministry said on Wednesday.

These States are Maharashtra, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Andhra Pradesh and Uttrakhand.

In Maharashtra, the quota has been increased from 1646 Metric Tonnes (MT) to 1661 MT.

In Delhi it has been raised from 378 MT to 480 MT, in Madhya Pradesh from 445 MT to 543 MT, in Haryana 156 MT to 162, in Uttar Pradesh 751 to 753 MT, in Punjab from 126 to 136 MT, in Andhra Pradesh from 360 to 440 MT and in Uttarakhand the oxygen quota was increased from 83 Metric Tonnes to 103 Metric Tonnes.