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CHANDIGARH: In a relief for people struggling for oxygen cylinders for family members battling Covid-19 at home, the UT administration on Friday, with the assistance of National Informatics Centre (NIC), developed a facility where patients can obtain online e-permit for oxygen cylinder.
Yashpal Garg, the nodal officer of oxygen supplies in the city, said the UT has taken note of the problem being faced by patients who have been prescribed oxygen at home but are finding it difficult to get cylinders from the market.
Application for e-permit can be submitted on the website of the administration (http://chandigarh.gov.in/health_covid19.htm) from 11am on Saturday, said Garg.
Documents required to be uploaded at the time of making the application include prescription of the doctor for requirement of oxygen and any address proof of Chandigarh, Garg added.
Once the application is approved, the applicant will get an intimation. The approval will be valid for two days. Though epermit may be downloaded from the website, hard copy is not required and the cylinder (maximum two) can be obtained even on the basis of the approved application number from the approved vendor.