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Russian metallurgists were asked to free up oxygen supplies for hospitals

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The Government of the Russian Federation asks metallurgists to reduce the consumption of technical oxygen in steel production in order to free up volumes for covid compartments.

Russian metallurgists were asked to free up oxygen supplies for hospitals

Against the background of the third wave of coronavirus, the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation called on metallurgical companies to reduce the consumption of technical oxygen in steel production in order to increase the supply of medical oxygen to hospitals providing care to people with the new coronavirus infection. reported in RBC with reference to two sources.

"Due to the growing number of patients with coronavirus and the need for oxygen, the Ministry of Industry and Trade proposes to work out the possibility of temporarily reallocating the capacity of its producers so that they can reduce the shipment of technical oxygen and can increase the production of medical oxygen for the healthcare system," said the source >

According to him, the department asked traditional producers of technical and medical gases, as well as metallurgical companies, to promptly provide information on the level of production and consumption.

In order to prevent a shortage of oxygen in hospitals, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin a week ago instructed the Ministry of Industry and Trade to report to the government on the adoption of the necessary measures by June 30. "To take measures to form the necessary supply of oxygen in medical organizations providing assistance to persons with a new coronavirus infection or suspected of it," - said in his instruction.

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