Aircraft carrying oxygen cylinders from China reaches Odisha

Bhubaneswar: A cargo aircraft from China carrying oxygen cylinders landed at the Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) in Bhubaneswar on Sunday.

Western Odisha Development Council (WODC) Chairman Asit Tripathy said the incident is first-of-its-kind for the country.

“A freighter from China landed in bbsr directly carrying oxy cylinders. A first for the country. A step ahead in dev oxy security. Hon CM has directed no patient shall suffer for want of oxygen in Odisha,” tweeted Tripathy.

He said the state government is ensuring efficient distribution of oxygen cylinders to all medical institutions and developing reserves.

In two months, more than 14000 additional oxygen cylinders were added. With today’s import and further consignments, situation will become better, the WODC chairman said.