Insider News shows that India produces 7,000 tons of oxygen per day. They decoded why there’s still a shortage as COVID-19 surges again.
Experts estimate that India needs nearly 16 million cubic meters of oxygen per day, or more than 21,000 metric tons, at current case rates.
The main problem is that medical oxygen is not reaching hospital beds in time. This delay is a product of where production units are located, a stretched distribution network, and what certain critics have said is bad planning.
India has a daily production capacity of at least 7,100 tonnes of oxygen, including for industrial use.
The armed forces are importing 23 mobile oxygen generation plants from Germany.