Hyderabad, Apr 26 (IANS): Telangana on Monday obtained 5 tankers loaded with medical oxygen from Odisha, and despatched them to varied hospitals within the state treating Covid-19 sufferers.
Out of 9 empty tankers which had been airlifted from Hyderabad to Odisha on Friday, 5 returned with oxygen from the Rourkela Metal Plant of the Metal Authority of India Ltd (SAIL).
The tankers had been despatched to the Telangana Institute of Medical Sciences (TIMS), the District Hospital, King Kothi, the Chest Hospital and Are Hospital in Cherlappaly, all in and round Hyderabad and to authorities hospitals in Khammam and Karimnagar.
4 extra tankers are anticipated to achieve Hyderabad on Tuesday.
The empty tankers had been specifically flown to Odisha in two C17 cargo plane of the Indian Air Pressure (IAF) from Begumpet Airport to chop down the journey time by three days. Officers had stated they’ll deliver again about 150 tonnes of oxygen to the state.
Telangana Well being Minister E. Rajender had stated that the airlifting of the tankers to Angul and Rourkela metal crops in Odisha will save three days in transportation.
The Centre had allotted near 360 tonnes of oxygen to Telangana from 12 metal industries unfold throughout the nation. Other than Odisha, the oxygen was allotted from metal crops positioned at Hospet and Bellary in Karnataka, and at Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu.
Telangana authorities had claimed on Sunday that it confirmed the way in which to the nation by utilizing struggle planes to airlift oxygen tankers.
Realising that quite a lot of time can be wasted transferring oxygen from distant locations via tankers, Chief Minister Okay. Chandrasekhar Rao determined to maneuver oxygen cylinders by air.
Telangana claimed that it’s the first state within the nation to make use of plane to move oxygen tankers. Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar stated for the primary time, vacant oxygen tankers had been despatched by plane from Hyderabad or anyplace within the nation to a different place to save lots of time and lives.
“The Authorities of India allotted us oxygen at locations that are very far off. The tankers take six days. By airlifting the tankers, we won’t solely be saving three days’ time however we will save many lives,” he stated.