ITC to airfreight oxygen cryogenic containers to help ease the crisis

New Delhi: With the unprecedented emergency caused by the second wave of Covid-19, there has been an exponential rise in demand for medical oxygen, which is the most critical need at this hour to save valuable lives. To serve the national priority of easing the bottleneck of transporting medical oxygen, and to support the Government’s efforts, ITC Limited has tied up with Linde India Ltd. to airfreight 24 cryogenic ISO containers of 20 tons each from Asian countries for use by them to transport medical oxygen across the country. This initiative comes in the wake of an acute shortage of medical oxygen across the country, constraining the healthcare system’s ability to provide necessary medical care to Covid patients.

In addition, ITC is airlifting large numbers of oxygen concentrators for distribution. Its Paperboards unit in Bhadrachalam has commenced supply of oxygen to neighbouring areas. ITC is committed to support the Government in its fight against the debilitating pandemic and will continue to explore other avenues to help address the challenges emerging during these trying times.