Oxygen suppliers have warned that Pakistan is going to face extreme shortage as the country battles the third wave of coronavirus.
The suppliers have said that they are currently producing oxygen at their maximum capacity. According to them, if the cases continue to rise, the situation could be similar to that of India (Geo News reported).
“The continued supply of oxygen to industries could affect the health sector,” the report quotes.
Meanwhile, they have demanded an uninterrupted electricity supply for oxygen plants.
Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar has also warned the nation of unwanted consequences. He takes to Twitter on Saturday and shares a video regarding the worsening situation of the infections in India due to the shortage of oxygen at hospitals.
The minister says that Pakistan could also face oxygen shortage if people don’t follow SOPs. ” Take precautions for yourself and your loved ones,” he writes.
Moreover, Pakistan has reported 5,908 news COVID cases with 157 more deaths in the past 24 hours.