New Delhi: The country is facing a shortage of oxygen due to the ever-increasing infection of the corona epidemic and at a time when there is a news item that will surprise you. In fact, the tanker carrying 18 tonnes of medical oxygen from Odisha to the Government General Hospital in Vijayawada went missing late on Thursday night.
When the tanker did not reach the hospital on time, 400 admitted patients on oxygen support have lost their lives. Police could not trace the tanker after which Police Commissioner B Srinivasulu from Vijayawada ordered all superintendents of police in the area to search for the tanker. Police have found the tanker loaded with medical oxygen parked at a Dhaba in East Godavari district.
Interrogation revealed to the police that the driver had parked the tanker on the Dhaba due to fatigue. Police who reached the spot rushed the tanker from the green corridor to the hospital in time. Police now say that some home guard personnel will also be present along with the tanker which is going to collect medical oxygen. The advantage will be that the police and the administration will be in constant touch with them as such delays could endanger the lives of hundreds of patients.