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Saudi Arabia’s Big Help, 80 Matric tons of Liquid Oxygen sent to India | CORONA VIRUS

Row of Liquid Oxygen Cylinders

A row of liquid oxygen cylinders. Representational image | Photo Credit: JOTHI RAMALINGAM B ; business-standard.com

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Saudi Arabia in its latest move has come to India’s rescue: Saudi Arabia government sent oxygen to India to help Indian people. India Embassy in Saudi Arabia thank Saudi government health ministry for the support.

India is struggling with a second wave of the pandemic with more than 3,00,000 daily new COVID-19 cases being reported in the past few days, and hospitals in several States are reeling under a shortage of medical oxygen and beds.

Row of Liquid Oxygen Cylinders
A row of liquid oxygen cylinders. Representational image | Photo Credit: JOTHI RAMALINGAM B ; business-standard.com

The supply shipment is being undertaken in cooperation with the Adani group and Linde Company.

To combat the growing demand for oxygen in the country, India has reached out to various countries to procure containers and oxygen cylinders under operation ‘Oxygen Maitri’.

Saudi Arabia is shipping 80 metric tones of liquid oxygen to India as the country is running low on supplies due to an unprecedented spike in coronavirus cases.

“Embassy of India is proud to partner with Adani group and M/s Linde in shipping much-needed 80MT liquid oxygen to India. Our heartfelt thanks to the Ministry of Health Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for all their help, support, and cooperation, the Indian mission in Riyadh tweeted.

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“Thank you @IndianEmbRiyadh Indeed, actions speak louder than words. We are on an urgent mission to secure oxygen supplies from across the world. This first shipment of 4 ISO cryogenic tanks with 80 tons of liquid oxygen is now on its way from Dammam to Mundra, Adani Group Chairman Gautam Adani said in a tweet.

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The Indian Air Force on Saturday brought four cryogenic tanks, to be used for transporting oxygen, from Singapore. The containers were airlifted from Singapore by C17 heavy-lift aircraft of the IAF.

At present scenario, India is in dire need of oxygen due to an unprecedented surge in COVID-19 cases. In the past few days, some of the major hospitals sent SOS messages to authorities reporting a shortage of oxygen. 

Hopefully this article was helpful, thus its a humble from our side to you all to stay safe and please follow all the government guidelines to save yourself and your family from this second wave.

Source Credit : ANI News