Bhubaneswar: Responding to the shortage of oxygen for treatment of COVID-19 affected persons in the country, Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (JSPL), has been supplying 100 tons of Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) every day from its 6 MTPA mega steel complex at Angul, Odisha. Several hospitals across the country have received oxygen despatched through tankers as per the Govt advice.
“JSPL has been always standing with the country and countrymen during calamities and emergencies and will continue to do so during this pandemic. For us, it is the nation first. I am sure together we shall defeat the pandemic,” JSPL’s Chairman Jindal had stated a few days before.
“We are improving our efficiency. The government is also ensuring the best way to tackle logistics on oxygen supply,” he added in a Twitter message.
The company produces LMO at its oxygen plant within the steel complex at Angul and tankers are filled in round-the-clock. The tankers are being dispatched to several states that need medical oxygen such as Andhra Pradesh, Telengana, Delhi NCR, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. A dedicated team, under the direct supervision of JSPL’s Chairman Naveen Jindal, is working day and night to ensure the timely dispatch of oxygen.
An Oxygen Express run by the Indian Railways also carried LMO tankers to other states. Similarly, two tankers airlifted from Maharashtra were also filled with LMO from JSPL Angul recently.