BANGALORE: Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa today told Prime Minister Narendra Modi that if the shortage of oxygen is not addressed, the state will have to face the closure of many health facilities.
In a video conference with PM Modi, CM Yeddyurappa has asked Karnataka to provide 1,471 tonnes of oxygen for the treatment of COVID-19 patients.
Oxygen consumption in the state is increasing day by day. “Only 500 tonnes of oxygen was used in the state yesterday,” Yeddyurappa said in a statement. The centre supplies 300 tons of oxygen to the state alone. If the same situation persists, a number of health facilities will have to be closed, ”he said.
Explaining the need for oxygen in the state, CM Yediyurappa ( BS Yediyurappa ) said that Karnataka would need 1,142 tonnes after April 25 and it would increase to 1,471 tonnes after April 30.
The state’s positive rate has risen to 16 per cent. “The city of Bengaluru has been affected by the high incidence of Covid-19 Cases from Tumkur, Bellary, Mysore, Hassan and Kalaburagi districts, ” he said.
In the first phase, Karnataka has decided to order the Covishield Vaccine at a cost of Rs 400 crore. “The progress of our vaccination program has been good and claims to have been delivered to 82 lakh people so far.