No ban on supply of oxygen to individuals, pvt hospitals: JK Admin
'Patients allowed to refill oxygen cylinders after furnishing doctor's prescription'
Srinagar: The administration on Tuesday clarified that there was no ban on the supply of oxygen to private hospitals and individuals in need.
It is clarified that there is “no ban whatsoever” for any individual who requires medical oxygen during home isolation based on a medical assessment, officials said.
“The Government has also recently received inputs about black marketing and hoarding of Oxygen. There is also a need to ensure that at a time when there is rising demand for Oxygen at hospitals, there is no misuse or hoarding of Oxygen,” they said.
“To ensure and facilitate that Oxygen is available to patients genuinely needing it, the government has decided that refilled cylinders will be provided to them after furnishing requisite prescription from a doctor to the control room set up at Director Industries Jammu or Divisional Commissioner COVID control room Kashmir,” they added.