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Ministry of Power takes proactive measures to ensure 24x7 power supply to Oxygen Power Plants in the Country


Posted On: 12 MAY 2021 11:57AM by PIB Delhi



In view of the pan India impact of the second wave of corona virus pandemic across the country and the manifold rise in oxygen demand for both medical facilities and for home treatment of patients , the Ministry of Power has undertaken a number of pro-active preventive and remedial measures to ensure that there is uninterrupted power supply to Oxygen Plants by the State Utilities. Ministry of Power is monitoring the power supply to 73 major identified Oxygen Plants across the country out of which 13 Oxygen Plants supply oxygen to NCR region . The proactive measures which have been put in place are :


  1. Daily Review by Secretary, Power : The position of power supplies to all such plants is reviewed every day at the level of Secretary, Ministry of Power, along with the concerned Energy Secretaries of the States,CMD ,POSOCO on a case by case basis. All issues related to 24x7 power supply to Oxygen Plants are discussed threadbare during the daily reviews and interventions are planned and executed in a time bound manner through the State Discoms aided by POSOCO and Central Electricity Authority.

  1. Round the Clock (RTC) operation of Control Room : As a part of corrective action strategy, a 24 hours oxygen plant control room (OPCR) and an Internal Control Group (ICG) has been set up at REC Limited which are tasked with maintaining liaison with the Oxygen plan nodal officers for ensuring 24X7 Power supply to these plants; and to ensure that interruptions, if any, are addressed on an immediate basis both on the DISCOM side as well as on the Plant’s Electrical installation side. Disruptions , if any, in Power Supply are analysed by Power System Operation Corporation (POSOCO) together with various utilities in the states (STU & DISCOM), SLDCs and POWERGRID, and specific preventive advisories are issued.
  2. Preventive Measures for ensuring 24x7 Power Supply : As a part of preventive action, advisories have been issued to the States for best practices adoption to all electricity lines feeding the plants. This includes building of suitable redundancies, and isolation of feeders supplying electricity to the oxygen plants. Some of the corrective measures advised included resetting of relays at the Barotiwala plant (Himachal Pradesh) and Kerala Mineral & Metal plant (Kerala); and, laying of a 132kV underground cable for the oxygen plant at Salequi (Uttarakhand) in the stretch prone to bird fault .

  1. Technical Audit of Power Supply and Proactive implementation of Remedial Measures :

▪ Power System Operation Corporation (POSOCO) has also been tasked with carrying out a technical audit of power supply of each Oxygen plant particularly those supplying oxygen to NCR . The audit includes assessing the nature of power supply, the source(s) of power supply , availability of alternative arrangements, relay settings, etc. The audit reports further includes both short term measures to improve the power supply along with long term measures. So far, 13 number of plants that are supplying oxygen to Delhi & NCR region have been audited .


▪ Based on the technical audit reports , Ministry of Power has written to State Governments of Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Kerala, Haryana, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh pointing out the remedial measures which need to be taken by the respective State Utilities to ensure uninterrupted power supply . Letter has also been written to DVC for carrying out maintenance of its sub-stations supplying power to the oxygen plants within its jurisdiction.


▪ Further, additional 20 plants have been audited and the technical audit results are being shared with the respective State Governments for urgent necessary action. The technical audit of rest of the plants is likely to be completed in the next 7 days.


The aforementioned proactive and holistic approach of the Ministry of Power coupled with the actions initiated by the State Governments on the basis of the inputs provided by the Ministry as also action initiated at their own level have together not only ensured that there are fewer trippings in power supply but have also resulted in sensitising the Oxygen Manufacturers about the proactive steps to be taken at their level for ensuring that there are no interruptions within their premises . These manifold strategies have helped in ensuring that oxygen plants produce oxygen to their fullest capacities, without loss in valuable production hours.
 

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Additional Tocilizumab allocated to States -Shri D.V Sadananda Gowda


Posted On: 11 MAY 2021 8:29PM by PIB Delhi



Additional 45000 vials of Tocilizumab have been allocated to States/UTs to meet the increased demand across country. This was announced by the Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilisers Shri D.V.Sadananda Gowda today.


Additional 45000 vials of #Tocilizumab have been allocated to States/UTs to meet its demand across country.

Earlier, 9900 vials of the drug were made to all States on 30th April.

Besides these 2 allocations, another 50024 vials were alloted to states yesterday. pic.twitter.com/QkQwyVuwAm
— Sadananda Gowda (@DVSadanandGowda) May 11, 2021
Tocilizumab is not manufactured in India and is sourced from Hoffman La Roche, a Swiss pharmaceutical company. Till about March, 2021 the demand of Tocilizumab by various hospitals across the country was adequately being met until the sudden spike of Covid cases started from April, 2021 onwards where on the demand for the drug went up drastically.


On 30th April, 2021 the available quantity of 9,900 injections (400 mg strength) was allocated to various States, UTs and Central Government Hospitals.


In a goodwill gesture, Roche has donated 50,000 vials (80 mg strength) for Covid patients in India through Indian Red Cross Society on 10th May, 2021 and which has been allocated by Government of India to States/UTs and Central Government Hospitals.


Following this, a commercial quantity of 45,000 vials (80 mg strength), imported into India on 11th May, 2021 , has been further allocated to States/UTs by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and Department of Pharmaceuticals on 11th May, 2021. A quantity of 40000 vials out of 45,000 vials has been kept at the disposal of State Governments/UTs which in turn will cater to the needs of patients both in Government Hospitals and Private hospitals in their States/UTs. The State Governments have been advised to widely publicize the mechanism of allotment of this drug in their States to the general public so that the needy patients and Private Hospitals know and can approach concerned authorities of the state if they require the drug. The States have also been advised to take all measures to prevent hoarding and black marketing and ensure that the drug is used very judiciously and strictly as per the National clinical management protocol for covid-19 patients.


The additional allocation of Tocilizumab will ensure its sufficient availability for COVID patients and augment the Government’s efforts to fight the pandemic.


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Tocilizumab The medicine to prevent blood clotting.
 

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Asymptomatic patients can't take vaccine until they recover and test negative

Yes one can take 2nd dose after tested positive but they need to wait for 30 days after testing negative to take 2nd dose , No need to repeat 2 doses again .

Vaccine immunity may last 6 months so far we don't have any accurate data as we had started vaccination only 3 months ago .


Few questions

Can a covid positive asymptomatic can get vaccine any side effects?

A after taking first shot a person get covid positive and recover in two weeks. Can he get second dose ?

A person who has taken vaccine can he take ivermect1n and blood thinner will it affect the vaccine in body ?

How long the vaccine immunity will last ?
 

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Yesterday was the highest ever testing done since Chinese virus started its spread in our country

Total tested : 19.83 lakhs , Positive cases around 3.48 lakhs but deaths have shot up like rocket yesterday with 4205 deaths highest single day death we ever reported .

We need to worried more now as the virus has spread deep into hinterlands of our country with 100+ cases are now getting reported in almost 80 % of districts in our country.

Now suddenly case load is dropping, just the way it shot up.... looking at testing..it's still amost 18-19L a day... so what happened suddenlyo_Oo_O

weird are the ways of this CCP virus
 

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dont know if the lack of beds was done by some parties to create panic and optics for the media.
smells like a shrewd plan done by some .
Now oxy vacant beds exced to 3305. Wats going on , how now beds are available , Is local govt playing something ?
 

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Nepal is also experiencing a spike in Covid-19 deaths

This is where I have issues with Chinese administration.
Nepali population is 28 million. Among them for herd immunity you just have to vaccinate about 18 to 20 million. That is 36 to 40 million doses. Couldn't Chinese provide that for free to Nepal to gain the good will of the people? When they are fighting tooth and nail with India for influence in the Himalayan country? Their ambassador is mediating between warring factions of the ruling coalition. Some say, she has illegitimate say in Nepalese governance also.
No, Chinese way of influence is not by gaining the good will of people but only buying the loyalty of select few in power.
Also, another factor maybe is that things have soured between PM Oli and Chinese Ambassador, therefore.....
 

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Now oxy vacant beds exced to 3305. Wats going on , how now beds are available , Is local govt playing something ?
Shreeman, in which city ?
I just came back after helping a senior citizen get her second dose at a government center. 5+ hours of waiting in the highly crowded environment.
There really needs to be door 2 door vaccination.
 

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Banaskantha distrit achieves 98.33% coverage for 45+population (first dose).
Note: Link in Gujarati.

 

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Many extended oxy beds facility open by many organization in delhi, may be this release pressure on hospitals
Yes. Thousands of oxygen concentrators have been acquired to set up oxygen beds for mild oxygen deficiency cases..
 

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Yes. Thousands of oxygen concentrators have been acquired to set up oxygen beds for mild oxygen deficiency cases..
DRDO has setup 2 Oxygen plants in Delhi now and these are now functioning. As well as 2-3 big temporary areas have been setup with good no of oxygen beds.
For last 2 days recoveries more than new cases. If it continues for even 1 more week then there will be big relief.
 

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What about DRDO medicine , do hospital already started to administered ?
DRDO 2-DG medicine supplies were to start from 11th May onwards. So you could see any news related to that in this week.
 

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