Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, Jai Ram Thakur, on May 08 requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to double oxygen quota for the state, amid acute shortage across the country in wake of COVID second wave.
"I received a phone call from PM Narendra Modi today.
We had a detailed discussion on 2-3 topics related to COVID situation in the state.
PM said we have to put restrictions while maintaining the livelihood of people as death rate is increasing," CM told ANI.
"I requested him to double our oxygen quota.
I especially mentioned that we're facing difficulty in providing oxygen to patients as we've fewer oxygen cylinders and we need more of that.
PM assured full support from the Centre," CM added.
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jairam Thakur urged central government to provide 5000 D-type and 3000 B-type oxygen cylinders. "There is no shortage of oxygen in the state but we need empty cylinders. I have spoken to Union Ministers Dr. Harsh Vardhan and Piyush Goyal today and requested them to provide us 5000 D-type and 3000 B-type cylinders," said CM Thakur.
A video has surfaced online where a road in Himachal Pradesh is seen jammed with hundreds of cars. The Himachal Pradesh government eased Covid-19 restrictions last week.
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