Cuttack, May 9: In the last 17 days, a total of 473 tankers and containers carrying 8689.626 MT medical oxygen have been dispatched from Rourkela, Jajpur, Dhenkanal and Angul districts of Odisha to 11 needy States in the country for the treatment of COVID-19 patients, under the direct supervision of Odisha, said an official release.
According to a statement of the State Police Headquarters, in a night-long operation, seven tankers filled with 132 MT LMO were loaded in a rake and the train left from Jajpur for Delhi, a short while ago.
“During last 17 days, as many as 47 tankers were dispatched from Angul with 780.542MT, 116 from Dhenkanal with 1828.1 MT, 119 from Jajpur with 2472.452 MT and 191 from Rourkela with 3604.532 MT,” it said.
A total of 141 tankers with 2854.424 MT of oxygen have been sent so far to Andhra Pradesh, and 122 tankers with 2072.759 MT of oxygen to Telangana. Tamil Nadu has received 10 tankers filled with 202.04 MT of medical oxygen, it said.
Similarly, Haryana has received 65 tankers filled with 1179.222 MT of oxygen. 42 tankers with 732.02 MT of oxygen have been sent so far to Maharashtra, while 289.651 MT of oxygen filled in 19 tankers have been dispatched to Chhattisgarh.
As many as 35 tankers have carried around 644.08 MT of oxygen to Uttar Pradesh and 42 of tankers with 732.02 MT of oxygen have been sent to Madhya Pradesh till date. Thirteen tankers with 237.24 MT of oxygen have been sent so far to Delhi, twi tankers with 58.22 MT sent to Punjab and twi tankers with 31.29 MT sent to Bihar in last 17 days, respectively, the statement added.
A Special Cell was formed under the supervision of ADG (L&O) Y K Jethwa 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/DCPs and Range DIG/IG/CP are supervising the movement personally within their jurisdictions.