Cuttack, May 3: A total of 241 tankers and containers carrying 4410.462 MT medical oxygen have been escorted so far, from Rourkela, Jajpur, Dhenkanal and Angul districts of Odisha under the State Police escort, said an official release.
According to a statement of the State Police Headquarters, more tankers carrying oxygen are leaving today.
As many as 28 tankers were dispatched from Angul with 458.02 MT, 50 from Dhenkanal with 793.5 MT, 65 from Jajpur with 1314.53 MT and 98 from Rourkela with 1844.412 MT, said the release.
Further, 68 tankers with 1404.83 MT of oxygen were sent to Andhra Pradesh, 67 tankers with 1124.179 MT of oxygen were sent to Telengana. Tamil Nadu received six tanker filled with 116.22 MT of medical oxygen. Similarly, Haryana received 27 tankers filled with 528.782 MT of oxygen.
Thirteen tankers with 211.16 MT of oxygen were sent to Maharashtra, while 182.931 MT of oxygen filled in 12 tankers have left for Chhattisgarh. As many as 20 tankers have carried around 362.42 MT of oxygen to Uttar Pradesh and 25 tankers with 417.55 MT of oxygen were sent to Madhya Pradesh, two tankers with 33 MT of oxygen were sent to Delhi and one tanker with 29.32 MT sent to Punjab in last 11 days, it added.
Based on the directive of Chief Minister, a Special Cell was formed under YK 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 SPs/DCPs 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, Tamil Nadu and other needy States. We will do our utmost for prompt service to assist the needy States,” the statement added.