- Oxygen shortage continues in the country
- Oxygen crisis due to Kovid
- SAIL increasing oxygen supply capacity
The Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL), one of the largest domestic steel producers in the country, is continuously increasing its capabilities to supply liquid medical oxygen (LMO) in the country. SAIL has increased the supply of liquid medical oxygen from its integrated steel plants located at Bhilai (Chhattisgarh), Rourkela (Odisha), Bokaro (Jharkhand), Durgapur and Burnpur (West Bengal) from 500 MT in the second week of April to the present time. Has exceeded 1100 MT.
The company, which stands firmly with the country, has so far supplied about 50,000 metric tonnes of liquid medical oxygen. In the current month of April, 2021, SAIL has supplied 17,500 metric tonnes of liquid medical oxygen to 15 states across the country, including the state where the cell plants are located.
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So far, more than 950 metric tonnes of liquid medical oxygen has been supplied to various parts of the country through 14 ‘Oxygen Express’ from SAIL’s Bokaro, Rourkela and Durgapur plants. SAIL’s plants have also received tankers, which have been airlifted and transported to their destinations by road and rail after loading.
With the advent of ISO tankers, SAIL facilities have delivered these tankers at the distribution points after suitable conversion and modifications. The production of LMOs at SAIL facilities is being done by optimum utilization of process parameters. Production and distribution is being done in SAIL’s plants 24×7.
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SAIL is going to set up an additional 2,500 hospital beds, in addition to liquid medical oxygen supplies and its current medical facilities, with gaseous oxygen brought by dedicated gas pipelines from the plants. These beds will directly use gaseous oxygen as an additional source of oxygen as the demand for liquid medical oxygen is currently high.
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