The ITC group said on Saturday that it has entered into an agreement with Linde India Limited, under which 24 cryogenic containers will be imported for transportation of medical oxygen. The company said that it is airlifting large numbers of oxygen containers for distribution, while its paperboard unit in Bhadrachalam has started supplying oxygen to the surrounding areas.
The company said in a statement, “ITC Limited has tied up with Linde India Limited to ship 24 cryogenic containers from Asian countries, each with a capacity of 20 tons and used in medical oxygen all over the country Will be made to deliver.
The company stated that the objective of this initiative is to reduce bottlenecks in the transportation of medical oxygen and to support the efforts of the government. Due to the second devastating wave of Covid-19 epidemic, many hospitals in different parts of the country are facing acute oxygen shortage. Apart from this, the company is also procuring a large number of oxygen concentrators for distribution.