Bhubaneswar: A total of 214 tankers carrying 3964.542 metric tonnes (MT) of medical oxygen has been dispatched from Odisha in the last 10 days to eight States that are facing a deficit of the life-saving gas.
As many as 26 tankers were dispatched from Angul with 425.02 MT, 46 from Dhenkanal with 729.25 MT, 60 from Jajpur with 1239.57 MT and 82 from Rourkela with 1570.702 MT.
Further, 64 tankers with 1347.55 MT of oxygen were sent to Andhra Pradesh, 60 tankers with 1012.489 MT of oxygen were sent to Telangana. Tamilnadu received 05 tanker filled with 98.54 MT of medical oxygen.
Similarly, Haryana received 22 tankers filled with 454.592 MT of oxygen. 12 tankers with 195.76 MT of oxygen were sent to Maharashtra, while 11 tankers with 168.101 MT of oxygen have left for Chhattisgarh.
As many as 17 tankers have carried around 309.99 MT of oxygen to Uttar Pradesh and 23 nos of tankers with 377.52 MT of oxygen were sent to Madhya Pradesh in last 10 days.
A special cell has been formed under ADG (L&O) YK Jethwa for coordinated action for loading and transportation of medical oxygen to States facing deficit.
A dedicated corridor has been set up with round-the-clock monitoring. District SsP/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 and other needy states.