Odisha dispatches 345 tankers carrying 6354.742 MT medical oxygen to ten states

Bhubaneswar : A total of 345 tankers /containers carrying 6354.742 MT medical oxygen have been dispatched with a police escort to as many as ten states across the country facing shortage of oxygen in treating the covid patients.

Odisha police sources said the tankers and containers carrying Oxygen were escorted from Rourkela, Jajpur, Dhenkanal and Angul districts.

As many as 35 tankers were dispatched from Angul with 585.98 MT, 84 from Dhenkanal with 1322.78 MT, 88 from Jajpur with 1815.99 MT and 138 tankers from Rourkela with 2629.992 MT.

This apart 105 tankers with 2147 MT of oxygen were sent to Andhra Pradesh, 97 tankers with 1657.109 MT of oxygen were sent to Telangana.

Tamilnadu received 7 tankers filled with 136.42 MT of medical oxygen while Haryana had received 41 tankers filled with 783.822MT of oxygen.

As many as 14 tankers with 234.36 MT of oxygen were sent to Maharashtra, while 243.461 MT of oxygen-filled in 16 tankers have left for Chhattisgarh. 27 tankers have carried around 488.68 MT of oxygen to Uttar Pradesh and 35 tankers with 601.52 MT of oxygen were sent to Madhya Pradesh.

Two tankers with 33 MT of oxygen were sent to Delhi and 1 tanker with 29.32 MT sent to Punjab in the last 14 days.

A Special Cell has been formed under ADG (Law and Order) Y K Jethwa, as the Nodal Officer for coordinated action for loading and transportation of medical oxygen by Odisha to various states facing a deficit of medical oxygen.

A Dedicated Corridor has also been set up with round the clock monitoring. District SsP/DCsP and Range DIG/IG/CP are supervising the movement personally within their jurisdictions.

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