Jharkhand CM Designates Sanjeevani Trucks for Emergency Oxygen Supply to Ranchi Hospitals | India News
Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren points to a fleet of Sanjeevani Vahan, vehicles carrying oxygen for COVID-19 patients, in Ranchi.
RANCHI: At a time when hospitals across India are struggling for oxygen, the Chief Minister of Jharkhand Hemant Soren on Tuesday it launched ‘Sanjeevani Vehicles’, oxygen trucks to run to any hospital in the state capital, Ranchi, in the event of an SOS.
Similar vehicles are planned to be deployed in other districts, including Dhanbad and Jamshedpur.
Pointing to the vehicles, Soren said that the entire country was negatively affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and that Jharkhand was no exception.
He said that the state government that is closely monitoring the situation has taken the initiative of ‘Sanjeevani Vehicles’ under which oxygen center trucks will rush to any hospital in the event of a crisis.
He said such vehicles will be equipped with GPS tracking systems and ensure that no hospital will face an oxygen crisis.
The prime minister said that the Sanjeevani vehicles will remain in 24×7 mode of operation. Oxygen cylinders will always be available on these vehicles.
He said the government is constantly working to ensure the availability of oxygen and other medical resources for better treatment of infected people.
“At present, oxygen and ventilators are most needed. With this in mind, free oxygen beds are being provided to Ranchi and Jamshedpur patients via the Covid circuit,” he added.
Meanwhile, Jharkhand-based steel plants have been supplying medical oxygen to various states in the midst of the Covid-19 crisis.
National giant Tata Steel has increased the supply of liquid medical oxygen (LMO) to 800 tons per day from its plants, including in Jamshedpur, while SAIL through its arm in Bokaro is pumping oxygen to states facing severe shortages. .
In response to the national urgency, Tata Steel is currently supplying 800 tonnes per day of LMOs to various states and hospitals in India, through its manufacturing units in Jamshedpur (Jharkhand), Kalinganagar (Odisha) and Dhenkanal (Odisha), said an official.
The giant is supplying liquid medical oxygen to Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal and Odisha, among others.
The state-run Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) has supplied 4,695 tonnes of LMOs to various states since April.
SAIL’s Bokaro Steel Plant (BSL) supplied 4,694.51 metric tons of liquid medical oxygen to Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Assam, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand from April 1 to April 2. May, an official said. .
Of this, 1,561.53 tonnes were supplied to Uttar Pradesh, followed by 1,000.03 tonnes to Bihar, 860.08 tonnes to Madhya Pradesh and 858.98 tonnes to Jharkhand.
BSL also supplied 311.57 tonnes of LMOs to Punjab, 28.41 tonnes to West Bengal, 21.75 tonnes to Andhra Pradesh and 19.13 tonnes to Maharashtra during the period.
Linde India’s plants in Jamshedpur are also supplying oxygen to various states.
The prime minister of Jharkhand had recently said that a total of 58 tonnes of LMOs were shipped to Delhi from Linde India’s plant in the state.