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Birla’s attempts bear fruit as O2 Express reaches Kota
Kota: With the incessant efforts put in by Lok Sabha Om Birla, Rajasthan’s first Oxygen Express from Hapa reached Kota on Friday morning at 7.32 am with three oxygen tankers, which were immediately sent to their respective destinations after completing all formalities.
The train reached Kota after covering a distance of 932 kms. One tanker fulfilled the requirement of oxygen in Kota and Bundi while another was dispatched by road to Jhalawar and Jaipur.
He said that in addition to the oxygen train, a tanker had reached Kota with additional 28 metric tonnes of oxygen from the quota allotted to the state on Thursday evening.
About 68 metric tonnes of oxygen reached the Kota via tanker and oxygen train, which has catered to the demand of the entire division.
Birla urged individuals and organisations to give their oxygen cylinder to their nearest CHC. “It will be our responsibility to fill the cylinders.
Villagers will be able to get treatment near home by getting cylinders. This will reduce the pressure on hospitals and doctors at the district level in Kota and Bundi,” Birla said.
All oxygen cylinders in Bundi were refilled. Free ambulance service will start on Saturday at Simalia CHC to shift Covid-19 patients to a bigger hospital.