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Blackmarket in oxygen as covid cases surge; Govt puts cap on price
Due to a surge in coronavirus cases, the demand for medical oxygen has shot up leading to a price rise and hoarding. The Government has capped manufacturers' prices of liquid medical oxygen at Rs 15.22 per cubic metre (CUM). And the price of a cubic metre of oxygen delivered by cylinder to users has been fixed at Rs 25.71, which was 17.49/CUM earlier. These are exclusive of taxes.

NEW DELHI, Sept 27: The National Pharmaceuticals Pricing Authority (NPPA) has put a cap on the ex-factory price of liquid medical oxygen (LMO) and filled cylinders for six months in view of the shortage of oxygen due to a surge in coronavirus cases and resulting price rise and blackmarketing experienced in several States like Maharashtra.

The ex-factory price of oxygen at the manufacturers`end has been capped at Rs 15.22 per cubic metre, exclusive of GST, and the price of a cubic metre of medical oxygen delivered by cylinder to end-users has been fixed at Rs 25.71, against a previous ceiling of 17.49/CUM.

The prices have gone up three times from pre-covid times and the demand has gone up four times from 750MT/day to 2,800 MT/day. The cap has come as the manufacturers wanted to raise the price steeply.

"It is, therefore, imperative to cap the price of LMO to ensure uninterrupted availability of medical oxygen through cylinders to the hospitals and consumers," the Authority said.

About 50% of the liquid oxygen production is currently used for medical purposes in comparison with around 15% during the pre-covid period.

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