Indian Railway has transported more than 14 thousand tons of Medical Liquid Oxygen, LMO to the Hospitals and Covid care centers in the state of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttrakhand and Delhi through its 8 hundred 58 Special freight trains run by Northern Railway. This is about 50 percent of the total LMO movement by Indian Railways.
Railway Ministry said that Northern Railway has maintained an uninterrupted supply of medicines, injections and consumables to the health centers. RT-PCR tests are being done at the centers. It added, for uninterrupted supply of medical oxygen, a five hundred Liter per minute capacity plant has been set up at Northern Railway Central Hospital. Oxygen plants have also been installed at all 5 divisional hospitals.
The ministry said, Northern Railway also transported a record 26 million ton of food-grain between April and December in last year, to different states to support the largest food security programme in the world, the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana. News On AIR