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Oxygen allocation to TN increased to 519 MT , Chief minister

Chennai, May 19(BPNS)

Chief minister of Tamil Nadu MK Stalin has said that the oxygen allocation to the state is hiked to 519 MT and the state government has given permission for production of 15 MT of oxygen through three plants.

Stalin was addressing a meeting of representatives of well known industrial establishments on Wednesday. He said that the Covid -19 has exerted huge pressure on the medical infrastructure of the state. He however said that doctors and other frontline workers have been working efficiently to meet the challenge.

The Chief minister also said that 7500 oxygen concentrators are received from many factories of the state as well from SIPCOT. He said that SIPCOT has procured 500 oxygen cylinders by air from Singapore and 1650 cylinders are being transported from Singapore by sea. Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) and Samsung company have provided necessary support to procure another 500 oxygen cylinders.

Stalin requested the industries to contribute to help the people recover from the pandemic and called upon the industries to support the government in procuring oxygen concentrators, oxygen generators,oxygen flowmeters, cryogenic tanks and oxygen cylinders as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility for Covid-19 related services.

The Chief minister also called upon the industries to generously contribute towards the Chief minister’s Public Relief Fund (CMPRF) and said that the contributions in this fund will be used only for Covid-19 related works. He also said that industries can directly pay for the procurements of Tamil Nadu Medical Services Corporation and Chennai corporation.