Officials of 3 districts go extra mile to dispatch Oxygen to Amritsar hospitals

Ensure timely supply of gas after an SOS call

Officials of 3 districts go extra mile to dispatch Oxygen to Amritsar hospitals

Administrative officials and experts engage in getting oxygen tanks disptached to Amritsar hospitals on early Wednesday morning.

Tribune News Service
Jalandhar, May 12

Responding swiftly to the oxygen SOS call by two Amritsar-based hospitals, the administration of three districts, including Amritsar, Jalandhar and Hoshiarpur, exhibited a perfect coordination last night to save precious lives by ensuring a timely delivery of life-saving oxygen to the health institutions.

On being informed about the shortage of oxygen by two hospitals, ADC Amritsar Dr Himanshu Aggarwal dialled Hoshiarpur administration for the supply of oxygen on the instructions of Chandigarh oxygen control room on Tuesday late night. The absence of a technical expert, who could perform decanting from tank to tanker (reverse operation), posed a challenge in oxygen supply to Amritsar. Thus, the higher-ups in Chandigarh asked Jalandhar ADC (Development) Vishesh Sarangal to find a technical expert.

Acting promptly, Sarangal, who along with SDM Dr Jai Inder Singh, and GM Industries Deep Singh located Rashpal, a technical expert of PIMS and a team contacted him at his residence around 2.45 am. The administration team explained the whole situation to him and requested him to perform this crucial exercise in Hoshiarpur, following which, the team also arranged a vehicle and logistic support for him. Rashpal immediately left for Hoshiarpur oxygen plant, where he started decanting oxygen from tank to tanker within an hour and liquid oxygen supply of 5 metric tonnes was dispatched to Amritsar at 4 am on Wednesday.

ADC Vishesh Sarangal said, “Saving lives was paramount than anything and we as a team were determined to deliver the oxygen timely to the hospitals by putting best efforts.” He also highlighted the special efforts made by Jalandhar police Commissionerate for locating the address of technical experts, adding that DC Hoshiarpur Apneet Riyait, Showkat Ahmad Parray, IAS and in-charge oxygen monitoring and supply, Punjab, personally monitored the whole event and ensured the best of the coordination between authorities until oxygen was dispatched to Amritsar.

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