Bhubaneswar: Responding to the shortage of oxygen for treatment of COVID-19 affected persons in the country, leading steelmaker Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (JSPL), since April, has been supplying Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) from its 6 MTPA mega steel complex at Angul in Odisha.
Several hospitals across the country have received oxygen despatched through tankers as per the government advice.
“JSPL has always been standing with the country and the countrymen during calamities and emergencies and will continue to do so during this pandemic. For us, it is nation first. I am sure together we shall defeat the pandemic,” JSPL’s chairman Naveen 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 adds in a Twitter message.
The company continually 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 who need medical Oxygen like Andhra Pradesh, Telengana, Delhi NCR, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra and several other states as per the advice of the Government.
A dedicated team, under the direct supervision of JSPL’s Chairman, is working day and night to ensure the timely dispatch of oxygen as per Government directive.
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.