While going one step further for augmentation of availability of oxygen in the Country, the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT)Â today approached the Chairman, Convener and members of the National Task Force on Oxygen constituted by the Supreme Court of India by sending a communication separately to all of them, has suggested the formation of an “Oxygen Policy” of the Country having defined parameters for more augmentation of Oxygen in the Country and preparing an effective seamless distribution of oxygen across the Country taking into consideration, the demand of oxygen in each State.Â
CAIT National President Mr. B.C.Bhartia & Secretary General Praveen Khandelwal in communication sent today to the Cabinet Secretary Shri Rajiv Gauba who is also the Chairman of the Task Force and to all other members of the task force said that it must be mandatory for the Hospitals to built their own oxygen plant within their premises coupled with sufficient & secure place to keep stocks of Oxygen Cylinders. TheÂ Medium and small scale hospitals should pool in and set up their oxygen plants.
A National Oxygen Grid should be formed on the pattern of Electricity grids. The Railway should run Oxygen Express regularly to ensure timely delivery of oxygen throughout the country.
Mr. Bhartia and Mr. Khandelwal further suggested that the new plants for making oxygen cylinders should be approved on priority to avoid any shortage of cylinders in future.
The “Green Corridor” should be open for oxygen cylinders at all times. It should be made mandatory to build a medical room according to their capacity in large housing societies, clubs, resorts, hotels, stadiums and markets, where necessary medical facilities like 1-2 beds, oxygen cylinders and ventilators must be made available. The National Institute of Design (NID) and National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT)Â should be asked to design inexpensive small ambulances which can easily commute even on narrow roads. It should be mandatory to build an oxygen plant according to the capacity, big or small, in every small and big city of the country.
Special paramedical training programs should be launched across the country to make people aware of providing basic medical assistance. This trained human resource will be much helpful at the time of any need or emergency.Â
Under adverse circumstances or emergencies, only people living in the neighbourhood come to help at the first instance but later for 3 months 6 months 9 months and 12 months certificate and diploma courses related to disciplines like nursing, ventilator operator, technician etc. should be designed by the medical agencies.