Considering the increasing number of COVID-19 cases, the price capping on medical oxygen has been extended till September. The NPPA has given information about this on Thursday. On Thursday itself, 59,074 cases of corona infection have been reported after 159 days.
After Maharashtra and Gujarat, now the number of new cases in Punjab is increasing rapidly.
There has been a record increase in cases of corona virus infection in the last few days. Now once again, emphasis has been placed on taking many kinds of strictures about it. In this connection, the government has decided to price capping on the prices of medical oxygen in the country. On Thursday, the government has said that for the next 6 months, companies will no longer be able to increase the rates of medical oxygen beyond the prescribed limit. The price capping on medical oxygen has now been extended till 30 September 2021.
On Thursday, the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has given information on Thursday evening. There is a possibility of increasing demand for medical oxygen for serious patients of corona infection.
Last year too, the central government imposed a price cap on medical oxygen cylinders. The government says that they are constantly keeping an eye on ensuring availability.
Government gave instructions to NPPA
The government has asked the NPPA to impose price capping once again in view of the increasing COVID-19 cases. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has directed the NPPA to take all necessary steps in this regard under section 10 (2) of the Disaster Management Act. After this, NPPA has given information about imposing price capping on medical oxygen.
The NPPA issued an order on Thursday saying that the price cap for ‘liquid medical oxygen’ and ‘medical oxygen cylinder’ has been increased till 30 September 2021. Earlier this price capping was only till 31 March 2021.
How much is the cost of medical oxygen
After this order of NPPA, the rate of liquid medical oxygen at manufacturing level is now Rs 15.22 per cubic meter. GST will also have to be paid on this. The price of medical oxygen cylinder is Rs 25.71 per cubic meter. It also does not include transportation expenses at the state level except for GST.
Covid-19 cases are increasing rapidly
Let us know that on Thursday, 59,074 new cases have been reported across the country. After October 17, that is, for the first time in 159 days, so many cases have been reported in a single day. It is being said that despite the vaccination drive, the effect of the second wave of corona can be seen more than the first. There is already a big increase in cases of new cases in Maharashtra and Gujarat. Now more cases have started coming up in Punjab.
Also read: The necessary rules for filling taxes will change from April 1, if this information is not given, the tax department will take action