Amidst a severe shortage of Oxygen for COVID-19 patients in various parts of the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday urged the manufacturers to utilise tankers meant to transport other gases for oxygen supply.
“There is a need to increase the availability of oxygen cylinders as well as upgrade the logistics facilities for its transportation,” the Prime Minister said during a meeting with leading oxygen manufacturers across the country via video conferencing.
He said this time is not only to deal with the challenges, but also to provide solutions in a very short time. PM Modi stressed on the need to maintain good co-ordination between the government and the oxygen producers.
He appreciated the oxygen producers for increasing their production in the last few weeks. He acknowledged the several steps taken to increase the production of liquid oxygen. PM Modi also thanked the industry for diverting industrial oxygen to meet medical requirements in the country.