March 27, 2023

Last month, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal stated Delhi authorities would purchase 25 oxygen tankers

New Delhi:

Preparing for an anticipated third wave of COVID-19, Delhi authorities company DTC has floated a young for procurement of 15 cryogenic tankers having a complete carrying capability of 225 tonnes.

A scarcity of liquid medical oxygen with an absence of enough storage and transportation amenities proved to be a serious handicap in treating critical sufferers through the second wave of the pandemic within the metropolis.

The tender floated by the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) final week is for the availability of 5 cryogenic tankers every of 10 tonne, 15 tonne and 20 tonne capability.

The profitable bidder should ship all of the tankers inside 90 days of the problem of letter of award. As per the supply schedule, one tanker of every weight class should be delivered inside a month, stated the tender doc, in response to information company Press Trust of India.

The Delhi authorities is quick ramping up its oxygen manufacturing, storage and transportation infrastructure capability to have the ability to deal with a lot of sufferers specifically those that require oxygen assist, in case the third wave strikes, officers stated.

Last month, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had stated that the Delhi authorities could be shopping for 25 oxygen tankers and placing up 64 oxygen crops within the subsequent few weeks to make sure the town doesn’t face one other oxygen disaster because it did through the second wave.

Delhi confronted an acute scarcity of oxygen through the second wave surge in April and May, when some COVID-19 sufferers died at two hospitals attributable to shortage of the life-saving fuel.

The Chief Minister had additionally stated that the federal government was creating an oxygen storage capability of 420 tonnes to satisfy any future wants.

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