Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas
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Under the guidance of PM Shri Narendra Modi and instructions of Min. P&NG Shri Dharmendra Pradhan PSUs of MoPNG & Ministry of Steel, Government of India are making all out efforts to respond to the nation’s call in strengthening public healthcare infrastructure and ironing out blind spots in supply chains.
The oil sector is currently diverting 965 MT of Liquid Medical Oxygen daily. LMO in the range of 2500-3000 MT is being diverted daily to hospitals across the country by the steel sector to boost availability of medical-grade #Oxygen for treatment of Covid-19 patients.
The refineries and plants have maximised the production of Liquid Medical Oxygen by reducing their own demand of oxygen for industrial use.
Oil PSUs are also in the process of setting up Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) Medical Oxygen Generation Plants at 93 locations across the country to facilitate captive #Oxygen generation facilities at hospitals to strengthen availability and supply of medical-grade oxygen.
Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited’s Bina Refinery is entrusted with supplying 10 TPD of gaseous oxygen of 90% purity and 4 lakh litres of drinking water per day at the 1000-bed temporary #Covid19 hospital being built by the MP Govt. near the refinery.
Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. has been tasked with removing bottlenecks in the logistics, transport & supply of medical oxygen. IOCL is procuring ISO cryogenic containers for transport of LMO. 9 tankers have been contracted, software & app to manage the movement is under progress for roll-out.
Under the instructions of Min. Shri Dharmendra Pradhan PSUs of both MoPNG & Steel Ministry are committed to work pro-actively and further intensify inter-ministerial coordination to offer an effective response to the health challenge and enable India fight back better and stronger.