Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India]May 8 (ANI): Due to the lack of medical oxygen in several parts of the country due to the rising COVID-19 curve, a total of 421 containers holding 7722.756 tons (MT) of medical oxygen have been escorted from Rourkela to date in the Jajpur districts, Dhenkanal and Angul in Odisha for the past 16 days in various states and union territories, Odisha police said on Saturday.
More oxygen tanks are being escorted by Odisha police today, read an official statement.
From April 22, 2021 to May 7, 2021, 44 tankers were handled from Angul with 733.202 tons, 102 from Dhenkanal with 1602.32 tons, 101 from Jajpur with 2106.312 tons and 174 from Rourkela with 3280.922 tons.
125 tankers with 2,554,904 tons of oxygen were sent to Andhra Pradesh, 111 tankers with 1,875,019 tons of oxygen were sent to Telangana. Tamil Nadu received 10 tankers filled with 202.04 tons of medical oxygen.
Similarly, Haryana received 59 tankers filled with 1053,462 oxygen. 22 tankers with 388.68 tons of oxygen were sent to Maharashtra, while 274.461 tons of oxygen in 18 tankers left for Chhattisgarh.
32 tankers have carried around 588.49 tons of oxygen to Uttar Pradesh, and 38 tankers with 656.78 tons of oxygen have been sent to Madhya Pradesh. Four tankers carrying 70.7 tons of oxygen were sent to Delhi and two tankers carrying 58.22 tons were sent to Punjab in the past 16 days. (ANI)