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Odisha sends 1374 medical oxygen tankers to oxygen deficit states

Bhubaneswar: A total of 1374 tankers/containers carrying 25282.943 MT medical oxygen have been dispatched under escort/supervision of Odisha Police so far from Rourkela, Jajpur, and Dhenkanal and Angul districts of Odisha to 16 deficit States/UTs in the country. More are leaving on Monday.

During last 39 days, as many as 123 tankers were dispatched from Angul with 2007.422 MT,310 from Dhenkanal with 5044.61 MT, 277 from Jajpur with 5681.155MT and 664 from Rourkela with 12549.756 MT.

A total of 415 tankers with 8139.722 MT of oxygen have been sent so far to Andhra Pradesh, and 352 tankers with 6151.889 MT of oxygen to Telengana. Tamilnadu has received 151 tankers filled with 2681.757 MT of medical oxygen. Similarly, Haryana has received 182 tankers filled with 3331.793 MT of oxygen. 41 tankers with 660.051 MT of oxygen have been sent so far to Maharashtra, while 629.321 MT of oxygen filled in 39 tankers have been dispatched to Chhattisgarh. As many as 63 tankers have carried around 1241.232 MT of oxygen to Uttar Pradesh and 67 nos of tankers with 1182.6 MT of oxygen have been sent to Madhya Pradesh till date. 22 tankers with 410.24 MT of oxygen have been sent so far to Delhi, 4 tankers with 107.89 MT sent to Punjab,12 tankers with 235.19 MT sent to Karnataka, 3tankers with 66.14 MT sent to Bihar, 2 tankers with 25.29 MT sent to Chandigarh,18 tankers with 351.308 MT sent to Kerala, one tanker with 29.1 MT sent to West Bengal and 2 tankers with 39.42 MT of Oxygen have been sent so far to Rajasthan in last 39days.

Based on the directive of Chief Minister, a Special Cell was formed under Y K Jethwa, ADG (L&O) as the Nodal Officer for coordinated action for loading and transportation of medical oxygen by Odisha to States facing deficit. A dedicated corridor has been set up with round the clock monitoring. District SP/DCsP and Range DIG/IG/CP are supervising the movement personally within their jurisdictions.

Odisha Police is committed to ensure that there is no delay in loading and transporting so as to promptly serve thousands of needy patients in UP, MP, Haryana, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telengana, Tamilnadu, Punjab, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Bihar, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Chandigarh, West Bengal, Kerala and other states.

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