Indian Railways to run oxygen specific by way of inexperienced corridors quickly

The nation is grappling with the second wave of COVID-19 and numerous states have reported a scarcity of hospitals beds, medicines and most significantly medical oxygen.

To facilitate hospitals within the battle towards COVID-19, the Indian Railways will quickly be transporting Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) and oxygen cylinders throughout the important thing corridors within the nation. 

“Railways is leaving no stone unturned in the battle against COVID-19. We will be running Oxygen express trains using green corridors to get Oxygen in bulk and rapidly to patients,” Union Minister Piyush Goyal wrote on Twitter˘.

“Roll on Roll off Oxygen trucks getting loaded for Oxygen Express. Under PM @NarendraModi ji’s leadership, Govt of India is committed to doing everything possible to help COVID-19 patients,” he wrote in one other tweet while sharing a video of vans getting with the Oxygen.

According to a launch from the ministry, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra state governments had approached Ministry of Railways to discover whether or not liquid medical oxygen (LMO) tankers might be moved by Railways.

“Availability of oxygen is a key element in the treatment of certain medical conditions in the Covid infection,” the discharge mentioned additional. 

Meanwhile, the government can be planning so as to add additional beds to trains while many have already been added. Taking to Twitter, Piyush Goyal mentioned that on the demand of states within the nation, greater than 3 lakh isolation beds might be arrange by the Railways.

“Govt below PM  @NarendraModi main the battle towards COVID-19: 50 COVID-19 isolation coaches with 800 beds prepared at Shakur Basti Station & 25 coaches will be obtainable at Anand Vihar Station in Delhi. Railways can setup >3 lakh isolation beds throughout the nation on States’ demand,” he wrote in his tweet.

This comes on day when India has reported 2,61,500 contemporary Covid cases within the final 24 hours, the very best single-day spike ever, pushing the nation’s total Covid tally to 1,47,88,109. This is the fourth consecutive day that the nation has registered over two lakh Covid cases.

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