New Delhi: Oil major PSU Indian Oil has diverted the high-purity oxygen used in its mono ethylene glycol (MEG) Unit to produce medical-grade liquid oxygen at the Panipat Refinery & Petrochemical Complex. The throughput of the Unit has also been scaled down to serve the more critical cause. Presently, it is supplying 270 Metric Tonnes of LMO per day to the Hospitals in Delhi, Haryana and Punjab.
Indian Oil is also converting 14 LNG tankers of 17 MT each into medical grade oxygen carriers to strengthen the medical oxygen logistics in the country. By mid-May, over 20 Road Tankers and 25 ISO containers of about 820 MT combined capacity will be pressed into action by Indian Oil. Moreover, over the next six months, Indian Oil will be manufacturing ten Cryogenic road tankers at its Cryogenic Plant at Nasik.
"Indian Oil continues to go beyond its business priorities to leverage its expertise and assets to help in the humanitarian efforts to combat the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the nation" the company said in an official press statement issued Monday.
To further streamline the medical oxygen supply scenario, Indian Oil has launched a single-window application – Sanjeevani Express. This application is equipped to enable real-time monitoring of liquid oxygen supply logistics. The single window platform has been created to help all stakeholders, including the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH), Oil companies and other central and state government agencies, to monitor allocation, dispatch and receipt of Medical oxygen.
Indian Oil has also extended medical insurance to its corona warriors for yet another year to support fuel station attendants, LPG delivery persons, contract workers and truck drivers fighting the COVID-19 pandemic on the ground.
Earlier, Indian Oil contributed to India's COVID-19 vaccination programme by supplementing the available cold chain equipment (CCE) infrastructure in the four states of Jammu & Kashmir, Tamil Nadu, Bihar and Manipur, for the storage and transportation of vaccine. Since the outbreak of COVID-19, Indian Oil has incurred a CSR expenditure of about Rs 300 crore to help the country fight the deadly pandemic.
(PSU Watch– India's Business News centre that places the spotlight on PSUs, Bureaucracy, Defence and Public Policy is now on Telegram & Twitter as well. Join PSU Watch Channel in your Telegram and follow us on Twitter to stay updated)