Rourkela: The surge in COVID-19 cases in the country has pitched in the sudden increase in requirement of medical-grade Oxygen, i.e. liquid medical oxygen (LMO). Responding to the need of the current times, SAIL-Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) has geared up its oxygen making units to maximize the production and dispatch of LMO to different parts of the country.
In the first seven days of May, 2,405 tonnes of LMO has been supplied from RSP to different states including Odisha. Since April, more than 5,282 tonnes of LMO have been dispatched from RSP.
On May 7, RSP has recorded the highest single-day dispatch of LMO by sending 474.16 tonnes to Odisha and other states of the country. This includes 72.33 tonnes of LMO sent to Haryana by the Oxygen Express operated by the Indian Railways.
SAIL-RSP has been working closely with the authorities and making every possible effort for the efficient and smooth loading as well as the dispatch of LMO. RSP has mobilized all the resources for optimizing the production, quick refilling and dispatch of the precious ingredient. The spirited employees working in Oxygen Plants inside RSP have been working round the clock to maximize production as well as supply of LMO and thereby extend useful support to the health care system of the country.
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