- April 26, 2021
- Posted by: OptimizeIAS Team
- Category: DPN Topics
Subject : Governance
Context : In the middle of the second wave of Covid-19, hospitals in India are facing a massive shortage of medical oxygen.
- In a bid to meet the high demand of the critical gas meant for the treatment of coronavirus patients, the Indian Railways has started “Oxygen Express” trains to ferry oxygen tankers from one region to another.
- The Railways are running the “Oxygen Express” train from steel plants that produce oxygen to different parts of the country.
- The first Oxygen Express carrying seven tankers filled with liquid medical oxygen from Visakhapatnam reached Maharashtra on April 23.