BHUBANESWAR, MAY 3, 2021
With the demand for medical oxygen jumping manifold amid the second wave of Covid-19 in the country, leading steelmaker Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (JSPL) – as a responsible corporate citizen – has been supplying Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) from its 6 MTPA mega steel complex at Angul since April 2021. The Angul unit has been supplying 100 tonnes of LMO daily to various parts of the country.
Several hospitals across the country have received oxygen dispatched through tankers as per the government advice.
“JSPL has been always standing with the country and countrymen during calamities and emergencies; and will continue doing so during this pandemic.
For us, it is Nation First. I am sure, together we shall defeat the pandemic,” JSPL Chairman Naveen Jindal had stated recently.
“We are improving our efficiency. Government is also ensuring the best way to tackle the logistics of oxygen supply,” the JSPL chief added in a Twitter message.
JSPL is continuously producing 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 like Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Delhi NCR, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra and several other states that are in dire need of oxygen. A dedicated team, under the direct supervision of the JSPL Chairman, are working day and night to ensure timely dispatch of oxygen as per the 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.