The CM said, the oxygen allocated to Tamil Nadu under the National Plan is ‘inadequate’ and ‘incorrect’.
Tamilnadu Latest news: Palaniswami said, “Therefore, I request that the decision to send 80 metric tons of oxygen from Sriperumbudur plant in Tamil Nadu to another state be immediately canceled.”
Government is trying to reduce the number of infectedHe said in a letter to Prime Minister Modi that the state government is making all efforts to reduce the number of infected but in view of the current practice, Tamil Nadu will soon need 450 metric tonnes of oxygen, which is more than 400 metric tonnes of the state’s production capacity is more. Palaniswamy, pointing to the increasing demand for oxygen, said that at the peak of the epidemic last year, the number of under-treated patients was close to 58 thousand, but this time their number has already crossed one lakh. Tamil Nadu has been allocated 220 tons of oxygen
He said that in this situation, 220 metric tonnes of oxygen has been allocated to Tamil Nadu under the National Medical Oxygen Allocation. The Chief Minister said that due to this wrong allocation, 80 metric tonnes of oxygen is being supplied to Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu from Sriperumbudur production center of the state.
He cited the consumption figures of the Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organization (PESO) that the demand for oxygen in Tamil Nadu has already reached 310 metric tonnes while the ‘inadequate allocation’ is 220 tonnes. Palaniswamy said, “Therefore, I request that the decision to send 80 metric tons of oxygen from Sriperumbudur plant in Tamil Nadu to another state be immediately canceled.”