Modi praises Tata Group’s ‘compassionate gesture’ in India’s oxygen crisis

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has praised the Tata Group for importing 24 containers to transport liquid oxygen as India faces a shortage of life-saving gas used in hospitals to treat Covid-19 patients.

“Tata Group’s compassionate gesture. Together, the people of India will fight against Covid-19,” Modi said on his personal Twitter handle on Wednesday night.

Modi, in a televised speech last night, said his government would secure a nationwide supply of medical oxygen, with input from public and private entities.

“The Tata group is importing 24 cryogenic containers to transport liquid oxygen and help ease the oxygen shortage in the country. #ThisIsTata,” the group said on Twitter.

“Given the oxygen crisis, we are making all our efforts to support India’s healthcare infrastructure,” he said.

The group said it was “committed to doing as much as possible to strengthen the fight against # Covid19”. Importing the cryogenic containers by chartered flights to mitigate the oxygen crisis is one such effort to boost health Infrastructure, he added.

Some major government and private hospitals in Delhi received fresh medical oxygen stock in the early hours of Wednesday, avoiding a crisis in time, media reports said.

“Our private sector has set an outstanding example of innovation and enterprise in the development of Covid-19 vaccines. We are fortunate to have such a robust pharma sector that delivers production smoothly,” Modi said in his speech on Wednesday night.

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