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SC orders 12-member task force to oversee oxygen supply issues across India

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New Delhi, May 8 (MNN) Amid the cry for medical oxygen across India, the Supreme Court on Saturday ordered to set up a 12-member National Task Force within a week to smoothen supplies across the country to fight coronavirus pandemic.

The states have been asked to extend all cooperation to the panel, which will oversee allocation of oxygen to different states.

The Union Cabinet Secretary is the Convener of the task force, which has medical experts as its members. The Health Ministry Secretary will be an ex-officio member.

A Bench of Justice DY Chandradhud and Justice MR Shah said that the panel will help decision- makers with inputs to the Indian government to meet the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic both in the present times as well as future.

Dr Devi Prasad Shetty, Dr Gagandeep Kang, Dr and Naresh Trehan are some of the prominent members on the panel.

Among other things, the task force will make recommendations on the availability, requirement, and distribution of medical oxygen across the country and the methodology to do the same in a rational way.

It will also periodically review the allocations and also conduct an audit and fix accountability.

The panel will also review and suggest steps to make available essential drugs and medicines to corona patients.

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