LMO supplied by BSP proving to be lifeline for COVID patients in Tamil Nadu

Central Chronicle News
Bhilai, June 03: The 2nd Oxygen Express left Bhilai for Tamil Nadu on June 01, 2021 with 74.75 Tonnes of Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) from SAIL-Bhilai Steel Plant in special ISO containers. Loaded onto wagons at a Rly Yard near Bhilai, the LMO containers are being supplied to Medical Service Corporation, Tamil Nadu. This was the second time that LMO is being supplied from SAIL-Bhilai to the state of Tamil Nadu.
Earlier on May 29, 2021, the first Oxygen Express left Bhilai for Tamil Nadu with four special ISO containers filled with 73.17 Tonnes of Liquid Medical Oxygen from SAIL-Bhilai Steel Plant. The containers loaded onto Indian Railway wagons were despatched from the Railway Yard near Bhilai 3 and Charoda railway
stations.
The LMO is being supplied to Medical Service Corporation, Tamil Nadu. The special containers received at Bhilai Steel Plant were filled with LMO and then loaded onto trailers last night. After the trailers reached the railway yard, the containers were unloaded from trailers and then again loaded onto railway wagons with the help of cranes.
Liquid Medical Oxygen supplied from Bhilai Steel Plant has proved to be a lifeline for numerous COVID patients in different hospitals, not only in Bhilai and other districts of Chhattisgarh, but for several other states as well including Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telengana, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, Gujarat, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
The total volume of LMO supplied in tankers to different destinations in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and other states by SAIL-Bhilai so far from August 2020 till May 28, 2021 is around 30,542 Tonnes. In the month of May 2021 alone, 9126 T of LMO has been supplied in tankers to different destinations till the 28th of May.
Medical Oxygen supplied from Bhilai Steel Plant supplied in cylinders has been critical in saving lives of thousands of patients suffering from COVID or other critical ailments in the Plant’s JLN Hospital & RC. As many as 994 oxygen cylinders have been supplied to JLN Hospital in May 2021 alone.
Bhilai Steel Plant has also met emergency requirement of medical oxygen cylinders of district administration for other hospitals. In May 21, 731 oxygen cylinders were supplied to district administration. Additionally, 1563 oxygen cylinders were despatched to Madhya Pradesh. All these figures are till May 28, 2021.

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