Byline by – Pratham Midha
The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) on Saturday reported absolving tankers and containers conveying liquid medical oxygen (LMO) from toll fee at toll plaza across national highways.
Keeping in view the current demand for the medical oxygen across the nation because of the COVID-19 pandemic, containers conveying liquid medical oxygen will be given priority with other crisis vehicles like ambulances for a time period of two months or till additional orders, NHAI said in an explanation. To ease transportation of big tankers and containers conveying Liquid Medical Oxygen, the toll fee for such vehicles at all toll plazas has been absolved, NHAI said.
Directions have additionally been given by NHAI to every one of its authorities and different partners to help the public authority and private endeavors to battle the pandemic in aiding them in supportive of dynamic way, it said.
The flare-up of COVID-19 has provoked colossal demand for Liquid medical oxygen the nation over.
“During this emergency, the convenient conveyance of Liquid medical oxygen to hospitals and medical centres is of fundamental significance to save lives of critical patients infected by COVID-19,” NHAI said adding, exception of toll fee at plaza will guarantee quicker transportation of medical oxygen on the national highways.
Recently, NHAI chose to complete common works of 581 PSA oxygen plants. The plants will be set up in areas inside 15 days of getting the site. NHAI will send the workers for hire of its undertakings under execution close to the destinations for quicker execution. The locales for oxygen plants are to be recognized by the association wellbeing service and they will be in nearness to region clinics.
India is battling with a second wave of the pandemic with in excess of 4,00,000 day by day new Covid cases being accounted for in the previous few days, and hospitals in a few states are reeling under the lack of medical oxygen and beds.