India is now producing 10 times more medical oxygen’: PM on ‘Mann Ki Baat’

New Delhi: The production of liquid oxygen, a key ingredient in the treatment of Covid patients, has increased tenfold, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told listeners in his monthly radio program “Mann Ki Baat” today.

“In general, we were producing 900 metric tons of liquid medical oxygen a day. Today, production has grown to 9,500 metric tons per day – an increase of about 10 percent,” the Prime Minister said, underlining the government fighiting effors from Coronavirus.

PM Modi said during 2nd wave of COVID19, a major challenge was to supply medical oxygen to remote areas. To counter challenges that the country faced, drivers of Cryogenic oxygen tankers helped by working on war footing & saved lives of lakhs of people