What is the cost of transporting medical oxygen? Karnataka asks transport commissioner

Thursday, 22 Oct, 8.38 pm
Suraksha P,

The Karnataka government has asked Transport Commissioner N Shivakumar to submit a report as soon as possible on the cost incurred by oxygen suppliers in transporting medical oxygen from their manufacturing facilities to hospital clients.

The move comes three weeks after the gazette notification of National Pharmaceutical and Pricing Authority (NPAA) that clearly states, "The state government is required to fix the transport charges under the Disaster Management Act."

Transport Commissioner N Shivakumar confirmed to DH that the government had sent a letter to this effect a few days back.