First Oxygen Express reaches Bengaluru from Jamshedpur with 120 tonnes of oxygen

It comes at a time smaller hospitals in Bengaluru are reporting an acute scarcity of liquid oxygen for medical functions.

The primary Oxygen Specific practice to Karnataka arrived in Bengaluru on Tuesday after it left Jamshedpur in Jharkhand carrying 120 tonnes of liquid oxygen on Could 10. It arrived on the Container Company India at Whitefield in Bengaluru.

The practice arriving in Bengaluru accommodates six cryogenic containers — a complete of 120 tonnes of liquid oxygen. It comes at a time smaller hospitals in Bengaluru are reporting an acute scarcity of liquid oxygen for medical functions. Many hospitals in Bengaluru issued emergency appeals for oxygen previously week. This included Arka Hospital, Medax Hospital, Mediscope Hospital, Chaitanya Hospital, BR Ambedkar Hospital, Railway Hospital, amongst others. 

The categorical practice left at 3:30 am on Could 10 from Jamshedpur and was set to succeed in Bengaluru on Tuesday morning. The space of the journey is round 1860 km and a inexperienced hall was created for the practice. 

The South Western Railways has constructed a ramp in Whitefield to assist the motion of tankers. Officers stated that if required, they’ll use services at Doddaballapura to move oxygen tankers. 

Chief Secretary P Ravi Kumar had written a letter to the Railways requesting operations of the Oxygen Specific. This was after Karnataka appealed for 1792 MT of oxygen each day. The state is at present allotted 965 MT per day. Liquid oxygen manufacturing in Karnataka is principally within the northern district of Ballari. The state has a manufacturing capability of 812 MT of oxygen each day. 

 

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