Hospitals/nursing homes in Tamil Nadu facing any shortage of medical oxygen may immediately call 104 for assistance. This will be a 24×7 call centre under the State Drug Controller to resolve any issues they may have on shortage of medical oxygen, says a government press release.

The State government is taking various measures to control the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. The demand for medical oxygen from Covid-19 treatment facilities such as hospitals/nursing homes is expected with continuous surge in cases.

Oxygen manufacturing industries in the State have been instructed to explore methods to increase production. Tankers carrying medical oxygen are being provided a Green Corridor along with Police Patrol wherever necessary to increase the availability of oxygen, the release said.