Odisha Sends 67 Medical Oxygen Tankers to 7 States

In order to meet the needs of coronavirus patients, Odisha sent a total of 67 tankers carrying 1,268 metric tonne (MT) medical oxygen to seven states till 2 pm on Monday.
Odisha Sends 67 Medical Oxygen Tankers to 7 States
Source: Google / Image credit: ANI News

In order to meet the needs of coronavirus patients, Odisha sent a total of 67 tankers carrying 1,268 metric tonne (MT) medical oxygen to seven states till 2 pm on Monday, police officials said. Odisha police have formed a dedicated corridor with round-the-clock monitoring to ensure uninterrupted loading and transportation of the Oxygen from Rourkela, Jajpur, Dhenkanal and Angul plants of Odisha to Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Chhattisgarh.

In the last four days, two tankers that carried about 30.67 MT of medical Oxygen have been escorted to Chhattisgarh. Four tankers with about 66.39 MT of medical Oxygen to Uttar Pradesh. 8 tankers with about 187.512 MT to Haryana. At the same time, the police said, "Eight tankers with about 131.23 MT have been escorted to Madhya Pradesh. Six tankers with about 102.06 MT to Maharashtra, 17 tankers with about 291.769 MT to Telangana. 22 tankers with about 458.3 MT dispatched to Andhra Pradesh."

Source: Google / Image credit: ANI News
Source: Google / Image credit: ANI News

Odisha sending the surplus liquid medical oxygen (LMO) to many states:

Meanwhile, the police said, "A Special Cell formed under Y K Jethwa, Additional Director General (ADG) Law and Order as the Nodal Officer for coordinated action for loading and transportation of medical oxygen by Odisha to States facing deficit. District SSP or DCsP and Range DIG or IG or CP are supervising the movement personally," the police said.

Amid an acute shortage of medical oxygen in several parts of the country, Odisha is sending the surplus liquid medical oxygen (LMO) to many states. Meanwhile, Odisha's Industry Secretary Hemant Sharma on Sunday told ANI that the total production capacity of LMO in the state has now enhance to 350 tonnes per day through five plants across states. Odisha health department on Monday informed that 6,599 new COVID-19 cases, 3,464 recoveries. Nine deaths reported in the state in the last 24 hours.

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