New Delhi: Saudi Arabia has shipped 80 metric tonnes of oxygen to India as the latter is witnessing an acute shortage of oxygen amid a rise in Covid-19 cases.
The urgent supply shipment is being undertaken in coordination with India’s Adani group and Linde company.
”Thank you @IndianEmbRiyadh . Indeed, actions speak louder than words. We are on an urgent mission to secure oxygen supplies from across the world. This first shipment of 4 ISO cryogenic tanks with 80 tons of liquid oxygen is now on its way from Dammam to Mundra,” wrote Gautam Adani on Twitter.
India also began airlifting tanks containing oxygen from Singapore to meet the growing demand for life-saving gas.
India’s Supreme Court has taken note of the current situation. It observed that the country is facing a ”national emergency-like situation”. The court asked the Centre to put in place a “national plan” on issues including supply of oxygen and essential drugs for the treatment of patients infected, and method of vaccination.