Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India]May 7th (ANI): The Odisha police announced on Friday that a total of 383 containers with 7007,436 megatons of medical oxygen had so far been escorted from the Rourkela, Jajpur, Dhenkanal and Angul districts in Odisha.
Odisha police are escorting more oxygen tanks today, according to a press release.
Up to 43 tankers were sent from Angul with 712.462 megatons, 93 from Dhenkanal with 1444.58 megatons, 94 from Jajpur with 1945.872 megatons and 153 from Rourkela with 2894.522 megatons.
In addition, 113 tankers with 2302.194 megatons of oxygen were sent to Andhra Pradesh and 105 tankers with 1785.409 megatons of oxygen to Telangana. Tamilnadu received nine tankers filled with 177.52 megatons of medical oxygen. Similarly, Haryana received 48 tankers carrying 881.592 megatons of oxygen and 19 tankers carrying 314.14 megatons of oxygen were sent to Maharashtra, while 258.011 megatons of oxygen in 17 tankers departed for Chhattisgarh.
Up to 30 tankers have carried around 550.55 megatons of oxygen to Uttar Pradesh, and 37 tankers with 638 megatons of oxygen have been sent to Madhya Pradesh. Four tankers with 70.7 megatons of oxygen were sent to Delhi and one tanker with 29.32 megatons to Punjab in the past 15 days.
Based on the instructions of the Chief Minister, a special cell was formed under YK Jethwa, ADG (LO) as Nodal Officer for coordinated operations for loading and transporting medical oxygen through Odisha to deficit states. A dedicated corridor has been set up that is monitored around the clock. District SSP / DCsP and Range DIG / IG / CP personally monitor the movement in their territory.
Odisha Police are committed to ensuring that loading and shipping are not delayed to provide immediate care to thousands of needy patients in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telengana, Tamilnadu and other countries in need. (ANI)