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SER flags off 7th Oxygen Express train to Bangladesh

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Jamshedpur, Aug 12: South Eastern Railway has sent the 7th Oxygen Express train to Benapole in Bangladesh from Rourkela in Chakradharpur division on South Eastern Railway. The train left Rourkela carrying 186 tonnes of Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) in 10 containers.

Railway authorities said the consignment of liquid medical oxygen was sent as requested by the Bangladesh government. The first Oxygen Express train was sent to Benapole in Bangladesh, originating from Tatanagar on July 24 for the treatment of Covid affected patients in that country.

Till now, seven Oxygen Express trains have been sent to Bangladesh from Tatanagar and Rourkela under Chakradharpur division. In order to meet the growing demand of Oxygen for treatment of Covid affected patients, South Eastern Railway has been running Oxygen Express Trains since April this year for  ensuring quick transportation and smooth supply of liquid Oxygen required for treatment of patients suffering from Covid-19.

Notably, the first Oxygen Express train was sent to Benapole in Bangladesh, originating from Tatanagar on July 24 for the treatment of Covid affected patients in that neighbouring country.

Till today, seven Oxygen Express trains have been sent to Bangladesh from Tatanagar each carrying 200 tonnes of Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO).

In order to meet the growing demand of Oxygen for treatment of Covid affected patients, South Eastern Railway has been running Oxygen Express trains since April 23 to different parts of the country to ensure easy supply of Oxygen.

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