Covid: Oxygen on wheels in Nadia
Nadia district administration has launched a mobile oxygen concentrator service — Duare Oxygen (oxygen on doorstep) — to cater to the increasing demand for medical oxygen among Covid patients or even those whose infection has not been confirmed but show symptoms of poor oxygen levels.
The service, which was launched on Thursday with the collective support of the department of health and family welfare, the Liver Foundation and the Covid Care Network, was inaugurated by Krishnagar MP and Trinamul leader Mahua Moitra.
To begin with, the service was launched in two blocks - Karimpur-I and Tehatta-2.
Here, members of the panchayat-based quick response teams will be rushed to the patients’ homes with oxygen concentrator once the requirement is informed through the dedicated helplines in the blocks.
Village resource persons with motorcycles have been engaged for the job. Their fuel cost will be reimbursed.