AM/NS India Starts Oxygen Cylinders Supplies to Odisha
ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India has delivered the first tranche of a consignment of 5150 medical grade oxygen cylinders to Odisha, part of a continuing contribution by the steel manufacturer to bring relief to victims of Covid-19 across India. The first tranche of 1350 cylinders landed at Bhubaneswar airport and will be distributed by Odisha state officials to medical centres across the state. A second consignment of 3800 units is on its way and is expected to arrive in Odisha in the coming days.
This extends AM/NS India’s support for Covid-19 to six states across India: supplies and support are already supporting relief work in Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana. This includes building in 72 hours a 250-bed COVID hospital in Gujarat, now being expanded to 1000 beds, near the company’s main manufacturing site at Hazira; and the daily supply of 250 metric tonnes of liquid medical oxygen to destinations in Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana. Since April, more than 9,200 tonnes of liquid medical oxygen has been supplied, which is the equivalent to treating nearly 920,000 patient days