GUWAHATI: As the situation across the country stands grim owing to the scarcity of oxygen production and supply, Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the state has installed 8 Oxygen plants (5.25 MT /day) after the first wave Covid and 5 plants are in the process.
Further, the minister stated that the state has received a fresh batch of 2 lakh more doses of Covishield Vaccine from the Government of India and currently the state holds a stock of 406,610.
"Another 3 lakh doses of vaccine have been ordered and the stock as of now is sufficient for the state until May 2, " said Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.
Meanwhile, taking a jibe at the Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, Himanta Biswa on his Twitter handle wrote, "Dear Sri @ArvindKejriwal- Assam has installed 8 Oxygen plants (5.25 MT /day) after #Covid crisis hit us; 5 in process. PM Sri @narendramodi gave Delhi funds for 8 plants through #PMCARES in Dec 2020. Why blame Modi, when your govt has failed and could install just one out of 8!"
In a series of tweets the minister wrote, "It is rather sad, and also intriguing that a false narrative is being pedaled oversupply of oxygen / Remdesivir to states. Hon PM Sri @narendramodi has always put India First as his motto and this is reflected in all of GOI's policies & programs."
"Official data indicate that there has not been an iota of bias in Oxygen distribution to states, done by DPIIT in consultation with states, oxygen manufacturers, AIIGMA & steel ministry under the overall guidance of Empowered Group II," wrote in another tweet.
Further, the minister advocating the BJP led center said that- non-NDA states have been given lion's share of oxygen.
"In fact, non-NDA states have been given lion's share of #oxygen - Maha (1661 MT), Delhi (480 MT), AP (440 MT), Telangana (360 MT), Chhattisgarh (227 MT), Rajasthan (207 MT), Punjab (136 MT). Facts speak for themselves. Let's not play politics NOW, " the tweet reads.
Further, he added, "#Remdevisir allocation from April 21-30 is as follows: Maha 269200, Chhattisgarh 48250, Delhi 61900, AP 59000, Bengal 27400, Bihar 24500, UK 13500, Raj 26500, Kerala 16100, etc. There has been complete transparency, and this must NOT be exaggerated." Read more