Odisha supplies 3965 MT of oxygen to eight states in 10 days -Prashant K Nanda

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published Published on May 2, 2021   modified Modified on May 3, 2021


* The state has supplied oxygen to Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Tamil Nadu, among others.

* Dharmendra Pradhan is in touch with steel companies and has directed them to provide all support in terms of oxygen.

The Odisha government on Sunday said that it has stepped up the supply of oxygen and has sent 3965 metric tonnes (MT) of medical oxygen in 10 days to eight states including Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh.

“A total of 214 containers carrying 3964.542 MT medical oxygen have been escorted so far from the four industrial districts of the state by Odisha Police and more are leaving today," said Y. K. Jethwa, additional director general of police in the state.

Jethwa who is also the nodal officer overseeing the logistics and movement of logistics for the transportation said Odisha Police is committed to ensuring that there is no delay in loading and transporting of oxygen and the lifesaving gas is going to Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Tamil Nadu.

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