Chandigarh : Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Tuesday flagged off two tankers from the International Airport, Chandigarh that were to be airlifted by cargo plane for bringing oxygen supply to Haryana.
These tankers have been sent to Bhubaneshwar and will carry about 45 tonnes of oxygen.
The Chief Minister said that tankers are being airlifted daily for oxygen supply so that uninterrupted oxygen supply can be ensured and the COVID-19 patients in Haryana do not have to face any problem.
He said that the tankers will return next day with liquid medical oxygen supply from the Tata Steel plant in Odisha.
Mr Khattar said that the supply of medical oxygen is coming from many places such as Rourkela, Jamnagar, Angul etc. by train or is being airlifed. So far the aircraft has made 19 rounds and 436 metric tons of medical oxygen has been supplied through 36 tankers.
He said that oxygen supply is being ensured to patients in all districts without any hindrance and hence in this way an extraordinary initiative has been taken by the government to save human life.
The Chief Minister said that the Indian Air Force is doing commendable work during the COVID-19 pandemic. He thanked the Air Force for this.
He also held detailed discussions with the officers of the Air Force and encouraged them for doing commendable work in this hour of crisis.
Mr Khattar said that 500 bedded hospitals are being set up in each in Panipat and Hisar. Army’s cooperation is also being taken in this work, he said. Besides this, the number of beds is being increased in all the districts of the state, he informed.
He said that now the oxygen supply in Haryana is smooth and the government is making continuous efforts to this end.