Centre on oxygen shortage: Imported 20 cryogenic tankers
Centre on oxygen shortage: Imported 20 cryogenic tankers

The shortage of oxygen tankers in the country Centre has imported 20 cryogenic tankers of 10 MT and 20 MT capacity and allocated them to the states. Reeling under the second wave, several state governments have announced stringent guidelines to break the chain of COVID-19 infections in the country.

The centre government allotted tankers to Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and Gujarat will get two 20 MT cryogenic tankers each. Uttar Pradesh (three), Rajasthan (four), Delhi (three) and Gujarat (two) will get 10 MT cryogenic tankers. The Union Health Ministry stated “The mapping of liquid medical oxygen (LMO) from the manufacturing plant to different States being a dynamic process and transportation of medical oxygen through cryogenic tankers becoming a bottleneck in making available LMO from the eastern part of the country to other parts, twenty cryogenic ISO containers of capacity 20 MT and 10 MT have been imported to augment the transportation of Oxygen.” The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways in consultation with Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade under the overall guidance of the Empowered Group-II (EG-II) have mapped the allocation of these containers to suppliers of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Delhi and Gujarat.

The announcement comes on the day when India reported 3,23,144 fresh coronavirus infections. The country’s total COVID-19 caseload has now increased to 1.76 crore of which, 28.82 lakh are active cases. India has also witnessed 1.97 lakh coronavirus-related deaths. The five most affected states by the total COVID-19 cases are Maharashtra, Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.

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