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Oxygen transportation: Don't have adequate number of trucks, says AIIGMA

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It is possible to ramp up oxygen output currently, said Saket Tiku, President of All India Industrial Gas Manufacturers Association (AIIGMA), on Monday. He however warned that they don't have an adequate number of trucks for oxygen transportation.

It is possible to ramp up oxygen output currently, said Saket Tiku, President of All India Industrial Gas Manufacturers Association (AIIGMA), on Monday. He however warned that they don't have an adequate number of trucks for oxygen transportation.

As COVID cases spike and the demand for medical oxygen rises, the central government has decided to prohibit the supply of oxygen for industrial purposes by manufacturers and suppliers from April 22 barring 9 select sectors. These include the likes of ampoules and vials, pharmaceuticals, petroleum refineries, steel plants, oxygen cylinder making companies and process engineering companies among others.
“We are trying to do a lot of things to get oxygen to the deficit states. However, my only request is to understand that we have a limited source of installed capacity in the country. Oxygen is not unlimited. So we need to use oxygen responsibly,” he said.
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