Maharashtra s plan to ration oxygen attracts flak from doctors

  • | Monday | 21st September, 2020

"The Government of India has expressed serious concern about the quantum of Oxygen being used in Maharashtra per day considering the number of patients who are on Oxygen," Vyas said grimly. Clamping down on hospitals, the government has now ordered that Oxygen consumption in wards must be limited to 7 litres per minutes and 12 litres per minute in ICUs. All hospitals have been directed to comply with these restrictions by conducting a consumption to prevent wastage of medical Oxygen due to leaks, etc. "This is another direct battering on the professional autonomy of clinicians, an unwarranted questioning on the clinical acumen of doctors. It's an attempt to cover up bad governance of supply of Oxygen by such an unprofessional and unethical notification," Bhondve told IANS.

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