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Delhi: COVID-19 patients in home isolation can now avail oxygen online, here's how to apply

As per the orders by the Delhi government, the online system will start functioning from today (Thursday) onwards.

Delhi COVID-19 patients in home isolation can now avail oxygen online, here's how to apply -dnm
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New Delhi, First Published May 6, 2021, 12:18 PM IST
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Amid the growing demand for oxygen due to the surge in Covid-19 cases, the Delhi government on Thursday said that all persons requiring oxygen for home isolation can apply on http://delhi.gov.in with a valid photo ID, Aadhaar card details and Covid-19 positive report.

As per the orders by the Delhi government, the online system will start functioning from today (Thursday) onwards.

According to the Delhi government, all people requiring oxygen for the patients in home isolation can apply on the Delhi government's website at http://delhi.gov.in with a valid photo ID, Aadhaar Card details and valid Covid-19 positive report indicating the need for oxygen. The applicant will also be required to inform the actual quantity of oxygen needed. 

The Delhi government issued the order to avoid long queues at refilling centers. The government has asked the designated District Magistrates to ensure that adequate number of office personal are assigned to scrutinize all the incoming applications and issue e-passes to save time.

Here's how to apply:

Step 1: Visit the Delhi government's official website at http://delhi.gov.in

Step 2: Click on the 'Online booking of Oxygen Cylinders' link on the home screen

Step 3: It will take to you another tab where you can fill in your details

Step 4: Submitting your details -- Photo Id proof, Covid positive report, Aadhaar Card details.

Step 5: After submitting your details, click on apply.

Step 6: Your application will be submitted to the authorities who will allot you a dealer to procure your oxygen cylinder

Step 7: The DM will issue a pass bearing the date, time and address of the dealer from where the oxygen cylinder can be issued or exchanged.

The DM's have also been asked to identify dealers/depots to distribute oxygen cylinders and ensure that they regularly get the cylinders refilled from designated plants.

The DMs shall ensure that adequate number of office personnel are assigned to scrutinize all the incoming applications and issue the e-passes quickly as time is of essence in such cases. This may be accorded top priority, the order further read.

Earlier on Tuesday, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal directed officials in charge of managing Covid-19 patients in home isolation to make sure they get connected to a doctor within 24 hours of being diagnosed.

NOTE: Asianet News humbly requests everyone to wear masks, sanitize, maintain social distancing and get vaccinated as soon as eligible. Together we can and will break the chain #ANCares #IndiaFightsCorona 

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