The Paradip Port Trust (PPT) handled 24 medical oxygen cylinders (40-litre capacity each), along with 5 breathing medical oxygen cylinders and oxygen regulator-humidifiers, brought in by MV Anna Maria from Singapore on Tuesday.
The medical equipment which reached here this evening is meant for distribution among various State-run hospitals in Jagatsinghpur district. Additional District Magistrate (ADM) Paradip, Kanhu Charan Dhir received the oxygen cylinders on behalf of the State Government.
The Paradip International Cargo Terminal Private Limited (PICTPL) handled 30 medical oxygen cylinders (10-litre capacity each), sent by the shipping line Louis Dreyfus Company Freight Asia from Singapore in MV Glory Amsterdam for PPT Hospital.
In the wake of resurgence of COVID-19, the Steel Authority of India along with Paradip Customs have provided necessary assisstance in this endeavour. This is the first time medical oxygen is being handled at Paradip Port, PPT stated.
Source : The Pioneer