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AP Police traces lacking oxygen tanker, escorts it to GGH through inexperienced channel

VIJAYAWADA: The Andhra Pradesh police tracked down a missing oxygen tanker and brought it here to Government General Hospital (GGH) on Friday. The 18-ton oxygen tanker in Vijayawada went missing late at night on Thursday.

Within minutes of the failure of the tracking system, Police Commissioner Battina Srinivasulu alerted all SPs en route from Odisha to Vijayawada. All police units jumped into action and chased the tanker to a dhaba in the Dharmavaram of East Godavari district.

Investigations revealed that the driver stopped at the Dhaba because of fatigue. The local police hired an experienced security guard to escort the driver, and the tanker was brought to its destination via the “green canal”.

Due to the proactive measures taken by the police, the tanker reached GGH Vijayawada on time. The relatives of the Covid patients who had oxygen thanked the police for their timely help.

AP DGP Gautam Sawang praised the humanitarian efforts of the AP police in saving the lives of 400 critical patients and confirmed the continuation of all possible police services to the public during this time of severe health crisis.