Mangaluru: After the death of patients in Chamarajanagar due to lack of oxygen, people have been scared. Hundreds of infected have died due to lack of oxygen in the country. Many countries have helped oxygen. Countries like Saudi Arabia, UAE etc. have already helped oxygen. In this sequence, Bahrain has also sent oxygen.
Indian Navy ship INS Talwar has reached Mangalore by bringing oxygen consignment from Bahrain. The Navy ship INS Talwar arrived at Navamengalore port carrying 40 metric tons of liquefied oxygen from Manama port in Bahrain. The containers have been unloaded from the ship carrying two cryogenic Iso containers, which are being stored under the leadership of the district administration.
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District in-charge minister Kota Srinivas Pujari, MP Nalin Kumar Kateel, District Magistrate Dr Rajendra and various officials and public representatives reached the NMPT and received oxygen from Bahrain. The oxygen given by the Bahrain government to the Red Cross institution was transferred by the Red Cross institution to the Government of Karnataka.
The oxygen that came here was lowered through large cranes. Out of 40 MT, 20 MT will be supplied to Karavali district Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Uttara Kannada in the state. The remaining 20 metric tonnes of oxygen will be supplied as per the requirement at various places in the state.
Right now different countries are standing with India in this moment of dilemma, which is a good thing. All other shifting operations at the New Mangalore Port were stopped and the tankers were lowered using cranes. Transport of other vessels at sea was prohibited near the NMPT throughout the day. The state government will decide on which district to send oxygen from Bahrain. Dakshina Kannada district administration will supply oxygen following the government’s directive. Significantly, the deployment of nine warships as part of Operation Samudra Setu II is a part of a series of efforts by the Government of India and the Indian Navy to meet the oxygen requirement in the country.
Warships are reaching oxygen and medical equipment
The Indian Navy has carried forward its Covid Relief Operations Samudra Setu with ships of the three Naval Commands at Mumbai, Visakhapatnam and Kochi. These ships have been deployed to ship liquid medical oxygen and related medical equipment from friendship nations in the Persian Gulf and Southeast Asia. The Indian Navy ship Talwar arrived on the western seaboard on Wednesday at Navamengalore port in Karnataka, carrying a 40-tonne liquid oxygen tank from Bahrain.
INS Kolkata, stationed in the Persian Gulf, also left Kuwait on Wednesday, carrying two 27-ton oxygen tanks, 400 oxygen cylinders and 47 concentrators. In addition, there are four warships in Qatar and Kuwait, which will reach home from these countries with nine oxygen tanks with a capacity of 27 tons and more than 1500 oxygen cylinders. On the eastern seaboard, the Indian Navy ship Airavat has sailed from Singapore today with more than 3600 oxygen cylinders, eight 27-ton (216-ton) oxygen tanks, 10,000 rapid antigen detection test kits and 7 concentrators. While INS Jalashwa is also stationed in the area to start a medical centre immediately on any information.
INS Shardul, SNC’s landing ship tank at Kochi, is on its way to the Persian Gulf to bring three liquid oxygen-filled cryogenic containers. Significantly, INS Jalashv and INS Shardul also participated in Operation Samudra Setu last year to bring back the stranded Indian citizens abroad.