Chandigargh: Punjab Congress chief has alleged that Centre is becoming a hurdle in procurement of oxygen, imported for Punjab from Pakistan to combat the Covid pandemic.
“Pakistan’s industry had enough Oxygen and CM Amarinder Singh had mooted the plan to import it from them, Centre was coming in the way,” PPCC chief Sunil Jakhar on Monday said, Indianexpress reported.
According to report Jakhar said that the CM had told them he has been taking up the matter with Union Home Ministry and Union Minister of External Affairs. But he has not got a positive response yet.
“If we get this oxygen, we will bear the financial burden on our own. This is an emergent need to save the people of the state,” Jakhar said.
According to IndianExpress report Congress leader and Amritsar MP Gurjeet Singh Aujla has written a letter to PM Narendra Modi asking to develop a corridor so to procure oxygen from Pakistan.
In his letter to PM, Aujla wrote: “You are well aware of the fact that our hospitals are facing alarmingly high shortage of liquid oxygen, ventilators, Bi PAPs, oxygenators, PPEs etc. due to spike in Covid-19 cases. In response to this emergency our neighbouring countries have offered help which should be welcomed with open arms. The government of Pakistan and Edhi Foundation have offered support to India to help us fight this deadly wave of Covid-19.”
(courtesy: Indian Exress)