ITAHARI, May 16: At a time when the people suffering from COVID-19 are struggling to get oxygen cylinders, elected representatives of Itahari Sub-Metropolitan City have assured locals about the adequate availability of medical oxygen supply in Itahari.
Speaking to a local press, Laxmi Gautam, the deputy mayor of Itahari, assured of adequate supplies of urgent oxygen cylinders to locals. ''Out of five oxygen industries in our Province No. 1, two of them are in Itahari”, said Gauatm. ''We have no shortage of oxygen cylinders here. I have personally visited the industries and talked to the operators. They have committed to provide adequate oxygen cylinders.''
According to Ram Kumar Dhamala, the emergency in-charge of Itahari Hospital, there are 842 infected COVID-19 victims currently undergoing treatment. As of May 15, 12 have succumbed to the disease.
Itahari local government has prepared a 50-bed isolation center at Itahari Stadium situated on ward 9. The isolation came into operation on May 12.
A 40-bed oxygen cylinder-equipped isolation center has been readied at People's Multiple Health Institute of Itahari Sub-Metropolitan City 10. The Institute will increase its capacity to 90-bed within a week, said the management.