Hyderabad: As the second wave of COVID in the country intensifies, the Telangana government is all set to air oxygen tankers. The Telangana government has decided to supply oxygen using warplanes.
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhara Rao has said that the decision was taken to save the lives of the people in the face of increasing demand for oxygen among patients suffering from COVID.
The decision to supply oxygen by warplanes was made in view of the time lost in delivering oxygen to distant areas by containers. The Chief Minister’s Office said in a statement that the country itself could adopt this approach in such emergencies.
The message is that it is the duty of the rulers to make immediate decisions for the good of the people in difficult times and that all actions must be completed on a wartime basis. According to the Union Ministry of Health, there are currently 62,929 COVID cases in the state.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has demanded that surplus oxygen from the states be supplied to Delhi, which is facing severe oxygen shortage. It is reported that Kejriwal has written to the chief ministers of all the states demanding this.