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Steel Sector took Steps to Fight Covid-19


Peak Supply of 4749 MT Liquid Medical Oxygen during Pandemic

165 Oxygen Concentrators and 4 PSA Plants established by Steel PSUs

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19 JUL 2021 2:51PM by PIB Delhi

The steps taken by steel sector to fight the Covid-19 pandemic and bring relief to the people include:-

(i)        Enhancing Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) production and supply;

(ii)       Earmarking beds for Covid patients in hospitals within the steel plants;

(iii)      Establishment of Jumbo Covid Care facilities using supply of gaseous oxygen;

(iv)      Commissioning of Pressure Swing Absorption (PSA) units in steel plants;

(v)       Arranging additional ventilators, Oxygen concentrators, CPAP machines;

(vi)      Organizing vaccination drives.

 

The details of LMO supplied (state-wise) by steel plants during the period of April-June, 2021 are enclosed as Annexure –I.

During peak of the pandemic in April-May, 2021, the supply of LMO which was only 538 MT on April 01, 2021, went up to the peak supply of 4749 MT on May 13, 2021.

The details of the number of oxygenated beds established by steel companies, state-wise, are enclosed at Annexure-II.

The details of the number of oxygen concentrators and PSA plants established by Steel PSUs are as follows:-

 

Oxygen Concentrators

PSA Plants

165

4

 

ANNEXURE – I

 

LMO supplied (state-wise) by steel plants during the last three months

 

LMO Supplied (April, 2021 – June, 2021)

(figures in Metric Ton)

STATES

APRIL, 2021

MAY, 2021

JUNE, 2021

Maharashtra

11618.62

13162.68

3533.97

Madhya Pradesh

4354.7

6222.36

612.9

Chhattisgarh

2848.1

3635.38

502.81

Andhra Pradesh

5728.59

16019.19

5994.71

Jharkhand

1727.68

3257.72

788.871

West Bengal

3638.6

7068.86

3274.43

Bihar

1223.5

2895.25

332.5

Odisha

1779.15

6858.02

3181.32

Uttar Pradesh

4090.35

9605.1

922.05

Gujarat

3991.26

2549.08

860.9

Karnataka

7125.35

20990.4

10768.46

Telangana

4362.8

8986.64

2685.89

Tamil Nadu

1212.83

3832.5

4646.21

Haryana

1342.15

6410.43

568.56

Delhi

258.58

1878.17

0

Assam

144.65

971.12

675.25

Kerala

97.95

765.33

430.62

Goa

63.76

443.05

204.11

Punjab

239.05

1580.31

23.36

Rajasthan

0

700.45

0

J&K

0

18.16

0

Uttarakhand

0

470.28

0

Month-wise Total

55848

118320

40007

Grand Total

214175 MT

 

                                                                      Annexure – II

 

Details of Oxygenated beds established state-wise

 

State

No. of Oxygenated Beds

Andhra Pradesh

440

Chhattisgarh

230

Gujarat

1000

Jharkhand

950

Karnataka

1200

Maharashtra

200

Odisha

435

West Bengal

400

Total

4855

 

This information was given by the Union Minister for Steel Shri Ram Chandra Prasad Singh in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.

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