Paradip: Paradip Port Trust (PPT) handled 24 medical oxygen cylinders (40-litre capacity each), along with 5 medical oxygen cylinder and oxygen regulator-humidifiers, brought in by MV Anna Maria from Singapore on Tuesday evening for distribution among various State-run hospitals in Jagatsinghpur district.

Paradip ADM Dr. Kanhu Charan Dhir has received the oxygen cylinders on behalf of government of Odisha.

The Paradip International Cargo Terminal Private Limited (PICTPL) also handled 30 medical oxygen cylinders (10-litre capacity each), sent by the shipping line Louis Dreyfus Company Freight Asia from Singapore in MV Glory Amsterdam for PPT Hospital. In view of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, Steel Authority of India along with Paradip Customs have provided necessary assistance in this noble endeavour.

This is the first time medical oxygen is being handled at PPT.