Bhubaneswar: As many States in India are gasping for oxygen, Odisha has opened dedicated corridor for supply of the life saving gas to defict States.

After offering liquid oxygen to the nation, the Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik Thursday formed a special cell under the leadership of ADG Law & Order YK Jethwa for a coordinated action for loading and transportation of medical oxygen to deficit States in the country.

Maharastra chief minister Udhav Thakre has thanked Naveen Patnaik for dispatching liquid medical oxygen for his State.

Recently, the Delhi high court had praised the Odisha government for its oxygen management while pulling up the Central government for the chaos in oxygen supply to hospitals at the time of pandemic.

The Odisha headquartered East Coast Railway has geared up for transportation of medical oxygen from the steel.plants located in Odisha.