OIL & GAS

Kerala: BPCL begins supply of liquid oxygen free of cost to govt hospitals in Ernakulam dist

In view of shortage of medical oxygen in Kerala, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited along with its business partner Prodair Air Products on Monday commenced supply of liquid oxygen to government hospitals in Ernakulam district free of cost for combating COVID-19 pandemic. The truck carrying the first parcel of liquid oxygen from BPCL Kochi Refinery to government medical college, Ernakulam, was flagged off by Ernakulam district collector S Suhas, a BPCL statement said here.

Post outbreak of COVID -19 pandemic, the demand for medical oxygen has gone up many folds and Government authorities have identified a shortage of medical oxygen across the country.

The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas has been requesting Refineries to explore possibilities for producing medical grade oxygen with available facilities in the Refineries.

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ET Energy World
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