Rajasthan CM raises state's oxygen crisis with PM

Jaipur, May 16 (IANS): Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Sunday spoke to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the Covid situation, where he also cited the oxygen crisis in the state and expressed hope that the Central government will soon increase the supply of the life-saving gas.

In a series of tweets, sharing key points of his discussion, he said: "Had discussion with PM Narendra Modi on Covid situation in Rajasthan and have apprised him of the current situation of Covid and demanded oxygen on the basis of patients' numbers.

"PM assured of resolving this issue at the earliest. Had discussed with Railway Minster Piyush Goyal too. Hope that oxygen allotment for state will be increased soon by the Centre."

Gehlot also said that they have requested Defence Minister Rajnath Singh also to continue taking IAF's services to send vacant oxygen tankers.

He also demanded that the number of oxygen plants to be installed by the DRDO should be increased to 15, looking at geographical expanse of the state.



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