The Centre has called for action to make all available liquid oxygen and oxygen to be produced for patients suffering from coronavirus across the country, Collector C Kathiravan said.
According to Section 10 (2) (i) and 65 of the Centre’s Disaster Management Act, 2005, the State and Union Territories shall not use liquid oxygen produced in factories for any use other than medical use, until further notice.
Liquid oxygen is mandated to be provided only for the medical use of the state.
In addition, all liquid oxygen factories have been ordered to increase their production capacity and provide for medical use.
Therefore, all the factories producing and using oxygen in Erode district are advised to follow the above procedures. No factory will be exempted from using liquid oxygen for any purpose other than medical use, he said.