"Special train carrying 30,000 litres of liquid medical oxygen arrives in Lucknow from Bokaro"
Amid the scramble for medical gas as COVID-19 cases across the country still surge, a special train carrying thirty,000 litres of liquid medical gas arrived in Lucknow from Bokaro, Jharkhand on weekday.
“Oxygen categorical train carrying liquid medical gas has arrived in Lucknow at half-dozen.30 AM,” UP extra Chief Secretary (Home) Awanish Kumar Awasthi aforementioned.
“The gas categorical train carrying thirty,000 litres of liquid medical gas arrived in Lucknow from Bokaro, Jharkhand,” the senior UP government official aforementioned.Uttar Pradesh is presently witnessing a surge in cases. As per the Union Health Ministry, there square measure presently a pair of,59,810 active cases within the state.Earlier on Thursday, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Mohanlal Ganj, Kaushal Kishore in an exceedingly video message alleged that "COVID patients square measure suffering and dying" and claimed that gas cylinders weren't being equipped to non-public hospitals.He claimed to own spoken to 2 gas cylinder suppliers World Health Organization aforementioned that the drug inspectors had tutored them "not to send gas provides to non-public hospitals, however solely to government hospitals."Defence Minister Rajnath Singh's order, the Indian Air Force (IAF) has airlifted huge, empty gas tankers and containers to varied filling stations across the country on Friday to hurry up the distribution of the much-needed medical gas in treating COVID-19 patients.
According to officers, besides transporting essential medicines moreover as instrumentation needed by the selected COVID hospitals in varied components of the country, the IAF additionally airlifted doctors and nursing employees from Kochi, Mumbai, Visakhapatnam and Bengaluru for varied hospitals in urban center.