Mukesh Ambani sends oxygen from his refineries to aid India’s fight against COVID-19
Billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries Ltd is diverting oxygen produced at its refineries to supplement availability in worst-hit COVID states like Maharashtra at no cost and the trucks carrying supplies are in transit, sources said.
Maharashtra: Shortage of medical oxygen in a number of hospitals in Nashik District
Only when the oxygen supply is increased we'll be able to admit more patients. We need 50 cylinders daily but we're getting only 30 cylinders, says Dr.Yogesh More, Uma Hospital pic.twitter.com/F9NnYZHNIc
— ANI (@ANI) April 15, 2021
Maharashtra Urban Development Minister Eknath Shinde too confirmed that the state would get 100 tonnes of oxygen from Reliance. The person cited above said the trucks carrying oxygen cylinders are in transit.
However, another source said trucks are stuck in Jamnagar after local authorities stopped their movement.