Megha Engineering and Infrastructures Ltd (MEIL) has begun round-the-clock production of oxygen at its plant in Telangana to meet the shortage of the life-saving gas amid the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The company has supplied 2.2 crore litres of oxygen free-of-cost to over 17 government and private hospitals in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad, and Odisha.
MEIL has started its 24-hour production plant (in Telangana) at 100 per cent capacity to accommodate the shortage of oxygen in the southern states, a company statement said.
The company has already supplied 21,460 MT (metric tonnes) of oxygen which is equivalent to 2.2 crore litres free of cost and is continuing to supply to over 17 government and private hospitals in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad, and Odisha, it added.
These hospitals include Osmania General Hospital and private hospitals such as the Sarojini Devi Hospital, Apollo Hospitals, Medicity Hospitals among others.
"Within a short span of time, MEIL set up an oxygen plant and put in place a special team to oversee the distribution and supply of oxygen free-of-cost to the government and private hospitals in the two Telugu states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Our plant is equipped to supply oxygen round-the-clock," MEIL General Manager Govind K said.
The entire tracking, regulatory approvals, and delivery will be managed by the company.
The specially dedicated team at MEIL has vowed to maintain a continuous supply of oxygen from its production plant till the situation eases, it added.