PM Modi lauds Tata Group’s effort to mitigate oxygen crisis

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra has praised Tata Group‘s “gesture” to import cryogenic containers for supporting the nation’s healthcare system amid rise in coronavirus cases.
“Compassionate gesture by the Tata Group. Together, the people of India will fight Covid-19,” PM Modi wrote on Twitter.

The Tata Group will be importing 24 cryogenic containers to transport liquid oxygen and help ease oxygen shortage.
“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 in a social media post.
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Lauding the Prime Minister’s appeal to the people in his address to the nation in the wake of the second wave of the pandemic, the group said it is “committed to doing as much as possible to strengthen the fight against #COVID19” .
The import of the cryogenic containers via chartered flights to mitigate the oxygen crisis is one such effort to boost health Infrastructure, it added.
In his address to the nation on Tuesday, PM Modi called upon all stakeholders, including the pharmaceutical industry, to deal collectively with the immediate challenge of the shortage of oxygen cylinders.
Last year when the first wave of the pandemic hit India, the group had also imported ventilators, personal protective equipment (PPE) kits, masks and gloves, as well as Covid testing kits in large numbers from countries including South Korea, the US and China.
The group had also pledged Rs 1,500 crore to combat the coronavirus pandemic.
(With inputs from PTI)