Gas sellers were in Agra during the oxygen crisis. illegal for cylinders

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In April, when Agra was facing an oxygen crisis, gas sellers were charging arbitrary prices. Your bills are coming out now.

A worker filling a cylinder in an oxygen plant (file)
– Photo: Amar Ujala

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The government may not accept the lack of oxygen in April, but Agra hospitals and patients continued to struggle with the lack of oxygen. Amid this shortage, gas sellers demanded arbitrary oxygen prices. Your bills are coming out now too. 128 gas cylinders valued at Rs 27,475 were filled, but Rs 98,125 was charged as a processing fee. There are dozens of such bills, not one or two. In addition, the oxygen supplied was of industrial importance and not of medical quality. Industrial oxygen is mentioned in the bills issued in April.

At the hospital on the bypass, Sambhavi Gas collected Rs 24,000 for gas and Rs 86,000 for processing fees for refilling oxygen cylinders. Sometimes a cylinder of Rs 763 and sometimes a cylinder of Rs 1050 was supplied.

At another hospital, Sambhavi gas provided Rs 6,300 worth of oxygen while a fee of Rs 22,000 was handled for disinfection. Once, 98 thousand rupees went to the same hospital, the second time 86 thousand rupees went for treatment.

Industrial oxygen given instead of medical

In April, in view of the oxygen crisis on April 20, the state government ordered the industry to stop the oxygen supply and deliver it to the hospitals. A further warning was issued on April 25th. In the midst of acute oxygen shortages, hospitals were supplied with industrially used oxygen. The invoices issued to hospitals clearly state that oxygen is intended for industrial use. The industrial use of oxygen later created many problems for patients, the main problem being the black fungus.

Industrial oxygen purity low
The oxygen purity is 94 to 97 percent.
The vacuum in the cylinder leaves more dust and dirt behind.
Not much emphasis is placed on the quality control of cylinders.
The cleaning of cylinders is not carried out in factories.

medical examination required

The oxygen purity should be 99.67%.
A laboratory in the facility is required for the purity test.
– Focus on the pressure in the cylinder so that the dirt does not go away.
– Make sure that the carbon gases do not get into the bottle.
Before refilling it is necessary to clean the cylinder with negative pressure.
– External and internal cleaning and disinfection of the cylinders.

Those were the prices for oxygen back then
During the time of the oxygen crisis, the administration set prices at a meeting on April 29th which set Rs 350 for the hospital and Rs 400 for the seller. Even after that, bills sent to hospitals in May charged disinfection and processing fees three to four times more than oxygen.

Expenses for the transport of gas from a distance
Sambhavi Gas’s Partha Tyagi said outside gas was available at a higher price during the April crisis. The cost of moving gas remotely was high. So the processing fees were increased, we did not increase the gas prices. The rates set by the administration have been adopted.

‘Industrial’ was misspelled
Advance Gas Vikas Aggarwal said that during the oxygen crisis there was only one operator who had a heavy bill, which is why the industrial gas was on the bill that could not be changed. The administration was constantly monitoring. We only supplied medical gas.
used what was found

Former IMA secretary Dr. Sanjay Chaturvedi said saving patients’ lives is a top priority. Gas was available from everywhere, so the focus was on its availability. The gas supplied to the hospitals by the suppliers was used. The quality of the gas is not known.

these questions came up
Industrial oxygen on the bill was secretly given to the factories.
Have you received industrial oxygen without being converted to medical oxygen?
Whether entered industrially in the invoice in order to avoid quality control.

Detailed

The government may not accept the lack of oxygen in April, but Agra hospitals and patients continued to struggle with the lack of oxygen. Amid this shortage, gas sellers demanded arbitrary oxygen prices. Your bills are coming out now too.

128 gas cylinders valued at Rs 27,475 were filled, but Rs 98,125 was charged as a processing fee. There are dozens of such bills, not one or two. In addition, the oxygen supplied could not be used medicinally, but industrially. Industrial oxygen is mentioned in the bills issued in April.

At the hospital on the bypass, Sambhavi Gas collected Rs 24,000 for gas and Rs 86,000 for processing fees for refilling oxygen cylinders. Sometimes a cylinder of Rs 763 and sometimes a cylinder of Rs 1050 was supplied.

At another hospital, Sambhavi gas provided Rs 6,300 worth of oxygen while a fee of Rs 22,000 was handled for disinfection. Once, 98 thousand rupees went to the same hospital, the second time 86 thousand rupees went for treatment.

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( News Source – Amar Ujala )

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