May 07, 2021

Indian Company Provides Free Oxygen to COVID-19 Patients

As India grapples with a sharp increase in coronavirus (COVID-19) infections, one company is doing its part to provide relief for patients across the country.

Since March 2020, Reliance industries Limited – owned by billionaire businessman, Mukesh Ambani, and based in Jamnagar – has supplied over 55 000 metric tonnes of medical-grade liquid oxygen to hospitals nationwide.

The company – which already deals with refining and processing petrochemical-grade oxygen – produces approximately 1 000 metric tonnes of liquid oxygen a day.

The oxygen is then stored in converted nitrogen tankers and shipping containers, which are transported to several Indian states free of charge, thus meeting the needs of nearly every one in ten COVID-19 patients.

Ambani commented on his company’s efforts: “Nothing is more important than saving every life as India battles against a new wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. There is an immediate need to maximise India’s production and transportation capacities for medical-grade oxygen.”

He added: “I am proud of our engineers at Jamnagar who have worked tirelessly, with a great sense of patriotic urgency, to meet this new challenge.”

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