The state is getting significantly less supply than the demand for 1,200 tonnes of liquid medical oxygen (LMO) daily under the central quota for treatment of Kovid-19 patients put on ventilators in Karnataka. This was despite the Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa’s letter to the central government and the Karnataka High Court directing the state to supply oxygen for the state’s share, officials said.
According to the data shared by the authorities, on May 30, the state got half of the requirement i.e. 545.85 tonnes of oxygen. In addition, the state
Lockdown will remain till June 7
During the second wave of Kovid-19, which started in the first week of March this year, the state had between 40,000 and 50,000 daily cases of infection. The stringent restrictions imposed in the state from April 27 will remain in effect till June 7. These restrictions have led to a decrease in cases of Kovid-19 epidemic in the state. On Monday, 16,604 new cases of Kovid-19 were reported in the state and 411 people died, while 3.14 lakh patients are undergoing treatment. However, the demand for oxygen is high, given the high number of under-treated patients in the state.