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NATIONAL TASK FORCE FOR OXYGEN ALLOCATION CONSTITUTED

NATIONAL TASK FORCE FOR OXYGEN ALLOCATION CONSTITUTED

Context

Recently, the Supreme Court set up a 12-member National Task Force (NTF).

Details

  • Based on scientific and specialised domain knowledge, it will facilitate public health response to COVID-19, including streamlining of oxygen distribution in the country.
  • It would be tasked inter alia with formulating a methodology for the scientific allocation of oxygen to the states and UTs. 
  • The tenure of the task force is 6 months and will be convened by the Cabinet Secretary to the Union Government.
  • The task force will also be responsible for suggesting measures to ensure the availability of medicines required for the treatment of COVID-positive individuals.
  • It could form sub-groups of experts on a regional basis in the specialised areas of Infectious Disease Modelling, Critical Care, Clinical Virology/Immunology and Epidemiology/Public health.
  • The Convenor of the National Task Force, who shall also be a member, will be the Cabinet Secretary to the Union Government.

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