AP receives 3 Cryogenic Oxygen Tankers for free from MEIL

• MEIL imports 3 Cryogenic Oxygen Tanks from Singapore
• MEIL is delivering the tanks to AP government for free
• Tankers reached to Pangarh from Singapore in Indian Airforce Special flight
• Each tank capacity 1.40 crore litres of Oxygen
• Tanks will serve for immediate and future demand for Medical Oxygen crunch
• Cryogenic Oxygen Tanks will reach AP after filling Oxygen at Durgapur Steel Plant

Vijayawada, June 1:
MEIL which is bridging the gap between the supply and demand for medical oxygen in the fight against the pandemic by supplying free oxygen to hospitals, has now importing cryogenic oxygen tanks and donated them to the state government.
MEIL imported 3 cryogenic oxygen tanks from Singapore and handed them over to the AP government. Each cryogenic tank has the capacity to hold 1.40 crore litres of medical oxygen and the three tanks have the capacity to hold 4.20 crore litres.

On Tuesday, a Defence special flight from Singapore landed with the cryogenic tanks at the Pangarh Air Force Station in West Bengal. Loaded on to special vehicles the tanks where moved to Durgapur Steel Factory, which is 35 KMs far from Air Force station to be filled with oxygen. As it was agreed oxygen produced in the steel plant has been allocated to AP state. After being filled with Oxygen these 3 tanks will be transported in rail route, and will reach Andhra Pradesh by Wednesday night or Thursday morning said P. Rajesh Reddy, MEIL Vice President.
Megha Engineering & Infrastructures Limited (MEIL) imported 11 cryogenic tanks from Bangkok (Thailand) and gifted them to Telangana State free of cost. The tanks that will help to increase supply of Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) to hospitals and meet the shortage of medical oxygen in hospitals to fight against Covid. With cooperation and coordination with Central and State Governments MEIL is importing tankers ahead of schedule.
3 tankers delivered to Andhra Pradesh will be able to hold 4.20 crore litres of oxygen. These mobile cryogenic tankers can be utilised by the state government transport liquid medical oxygen from the oxygen production centres allotted to our state directly to the hospitals.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy, Health Minister Alla Nani, Govt. Chief Secretary Adityanath Das and a committee with other government officials are supervising the whole operation. Keeping in view of present and further requirements of oxygen in Andhra Pradesh state MEIL is importing cryogenic tankers from Singapore.
Country has enough Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) production to meet the needs in medical services, but due to non-availability of required number of cryogenic tankers and lack of facilities to transport them there was a shortage . It is also not possible to manufacture these tanks immediately and also importing is also not that easy. To manufacture one cryogenic tanker it takes nearly 3 months in the country. To reduce the shortage MEIL management has taken special care to import them .
MEIL is continuously producing medical oxygen in its Bollaram plant. It is supplying oxygen for free to public and private hospitals in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and adjacent states.
On an average MEIL has supplied nearly 400 cylinders per day to at least 17 hospitals. Till now from May 9th to 31st, MEIL has supplied more than 56 thousand metric tons of liquid medical oxygen (LMO). MEIL has set up a special team to monitor supply of free oxygen and the team is working round the clock to meet the emergency services.

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