COVID 2.0: Assam may seek Bhutan’s help for Oxygen supply

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Sarma said that Assam has installed eight oxygen generating plants (5.25 MT /day) after the Covid crisis hit last year
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COVID 2.0: Assam may seek Bhutan's help for Oxygen supply
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COVID 2.0: Assam may seek Bhutan’s help for Oxygen supply

GUWAHATI: Assam may reach out to Bhutan in case of need of oxygen in an emergency situation, said state health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday.

However, he said that the decision to move the neighboruing country needs to be taken in a cabinet decision which can only be possible after May 2 when the state assembly election results would be out.

Sarma said, “Bhutan is coming up with a 50 MT oxygen generating plant and in case of urgency, we can approach them. But for that, the incoming state government’s cabinet needs to make a decision. There are other plans also which will need a cabinet nod and can only happen after the formation of the next state government.”

The minister said that the outgoing state government can’t make every decision.

“There are plans to set up oxygen generating plants in the state too. We have a roadmap for any eventualities but not all decisions can be taken by the current interim government,” he said.

Sarma said that Assam has installed eight oxygen generating plants (5.25 MT /day) after the Covid crisis hit last year and has a plan to set up 15 more in the coming days.

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