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Diversion of Five Oxygen plants to Jammu:  Delivery upto supplier, say ME Dept

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Diversion of Five Oxygen plants to Jammu:  Delivery upto supplier, say ME Dept

Have requirement of 37 oxygen plants, received 20, more coming by first week of June

SRINAGAR: After the reports of five oxygen units being diverted to Jammu instead of Kashmir, a top official from the Mechanical Engineering Department Monday said, it was upto to the supplier to decide where to send the supplies as per the terms and conditions with the concerned department.

He said that there is a requirement of 37 oxygen plants of which 20 have been received while remaining are expected to arrive by first week of June.

A top Health official told news agency—Kashmir News Observer-(KNO) that, the valley has adequate availability of oxygen in all the hospitals.

An official from the Mechanical Engineering Department revealed that both the Jammu division and Kashmir divisions have the same supplier.  “Jammu may have been pushing for more oxygen plants and that’s were the region got five recently,” the officials said, wishing anyonimity.

Earlier, in the day there were reports in the media that five oxygen plants meant for Kashmir division have been diverted to Jammu division, and according to the report the Chief Engineer Mechanical division had admitted that some of the plants were shifted to Jammu.

Chief Engineer, Mechanical Engineering Department in a national daily had admitted that they have shifted a few plants of 1000LPM capacity to Jammu.

Meanwhile, Doctors Association Kashmir president and influenza expert Nisar ul Haasan said that Jammu and Kashmir regions are part of the one UT, but “diverting ” the infrastructure of one place for another was unacceptable—(KNO)

Covid-19: Vaccines ‘vanish’ in Kashmir

J&K likely to get fresh consignment of vaccines tomorrow: Immunisation Officer

Jahangeer Ganaie

Srinagar, May 17 (KNO): Amid steep rise in the Covid-19 cases and deaths, Kashmir division continues to face an acute shortage of Covid-19 vaccines.

News agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) on daily basis receives calls from every nook and corner of Valley that people wanted to get vaccinated, but vaccines are not available.

They said that neither there are Covishield not Covaxin available at any Centre and claims of government that everything in adequate quantity is available is proving hoax on ground.

Muhammed Yousuf, a resident of Central Kashmir’s Budgam district, said that before two months he got first dose at his residence for which he was thankful to medical staff but from last two weeks now he has been visiting the nearby vaccination centers to get the second dose but vaccines are nowhere available.

He said that has condition so much deteriorated in Kashmir that authorities are even failing to manage the vaccines now which they have been claiming as the best weapon to combat Covid.

People have appealed to LG Manoj Sinha and other higher ups to personally look into the matter and make vaccines available at an earliest so that they can get vaccines at an earliest and break the chain.

State Immunisation Officer Dr Shahid Hussain told KNO that they are expecting to get a new lot of vaccines tomorrow and accordingly it will distributed across Kashmir.

He said that as of now “we have just one vaccine site for Covaxin that is at SMHS where on daily basis 300 persons are getting vaccinated.”

He said that our main vaccine is Covishield which we are expecting to get tomorrow after which process will resume across Kashmir—(KNO)


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Diversion of Five Oxygen plants to Jammu:  Delivery upto supplier, say ME Dept