Panaji: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Tuesday claimed that the gap between availability of Oxygen and its supply to the COVID-19 wards in Goa Medical College and Hospital may have resulted in the issues for the patients.
Donning PPE kit, the chief minister visited COVID-19 wards in Goa Medical College and Hospital on Tuesday to meet the patients and their relatives.
Sawant admitted that there are issues over availability of Oxygen in these wards, which needs to be sorted out.
He said that the doctors, who are busy treating patients, cannot spend their time in arranging logistics like Oxygen and hence he would be setting up ward-wise mechanism to ensure supply of the Oxygen.
“I will hold meeting immediately to set up a ward-wise mechanism to ensure that the Oxygen is supplied to the patients in time,” he said adding that there is no dearth of Oxygen and Cylinders but the problem arises only because sometimes they don’t reach in time.
Sawant said that the state government is making all efforts to put up things in place. “We have abundant Oxygen supplies, there is no scarcity of it in the state,” he said adding that he must be the first CM who has visited the hospital wards to take stock of the situation.