Paradip: Paradip Port Trust has started handling medical oxygen for the first time during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Port received 24 medical oxygen cylinders (40-litre capacity each), along with five breathing medical oxygen cylinders and oxygen regulator-humidifiers on Tuesday. The stock was brought in by MV Anna Maria from Singapore.
The oxygen will be used for distribution among various state-run hospitals in Jagatsinghpur district, informed Additional District Magistrate Dr Kanhu Charan Dhir.
Additionally, Paradip International Cargo Terminal Private Limited (PICTPL) received 30 medical oxygen cylinders (10-litre capacity each), sent by Louis Dreyfus Company Freight Asia from Singapore in MV Glory Amsterdam for PPT Hospital.
In view of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) along with Paradip Customs has provided necessary assistance in this noble endeavour.