India is witnessing an unprecedented situation due to the second wave of COVID. One of the biggest issues is the lack of medical oxygen, which is creating a massive panic across the nation. The Central and State Governments are trying their best to provide oxygen supplies, but it still not helping much.
Now, Indian corporates have pitched in and one of the most abused corporate Adani Group has shown the way and proved that why we need Corporates and Capitalism in our Nation. Adani group is working with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Linde company to ship much-needed 80 metric tons of liquid oxygen to India. This oxygen has been shipped and Adani Group and Linde Company are coordinating in handling the shipment.
Confirming this development, Indian Embassy in Riyadh tweeted and conveyed their thanks to Saudi Arabia’s ministry of health and said that “Our heartfelt thanks to Ministry of Health Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for all their help, support and cooperation”.
While responding to this tweet, Gautam Adani, Chairman of Adani Group wrote, “Thank you @IndianEmbRiyadh . Indeed, actions speak louder than words. We are on an urgent mission to secure oxygen supplies from across the world. This first shipment of 4 ISO cryogenic tanks with 80 tons of liquid oxygen is now on its way from Dammam to Mundra”.
Currently, India is in dire need of oxygen due to an unprecedented surge in COVID-19 cases. In the past few days, some of the major hospitals sent SOS messages to authorities reporting a shortage of oxygen.
Apart from Saudi Arabia, India is also arranging oxygen supply from other countries. It started airlifting oxygen tankers from Singapore too. Most of these shipments have been arranged by the Indian Government, but many Corporates are also helping the government to ensure adequate oxygen supplies to the patients in dire need.