India sends emergency medical oxygen on Eid day

Published : 24 Jul 2021 12:45 AM | Updated : 24 Jul 2021 12:54 AM

The government officials on the both sides of the Bangladesh and India border have demonstrated the “spirit of brotherhood” in supporting each other on the Eid-ul- Adha day.

India has allowed a special 'green corridor' for Bangladesh to bring medical oxygen on the Eid day when everything is closed. 

Movement of 11 tankers carrying around 180 Metric Tonnes of Liquefied Medical Oxygen to Bangladesh was facilitated on an emergency basis at Integrated Check Post (ICP) Petrapole, India on July 21, according to a statement.

Given the criticality of these supplies of Liquid Oxygen to hospitals in Bangladesh, ICP Petrapole officials provided a 'Green Corridor' for Medical Oxygen export.

The oxygen was being imported by Linde, Spectra and Pure Oxygen. 

Anit Jain, Assistant Commissioner of Customs at ICP Petrapole informed that despite being Eid-ul-Azha holiday a special team of Land Port officials, Custom officials, BSF and CNF agents was constituted and they were in regular contact with the High Commission of India in Dhaka and their Benapole counterparts.

Kamlesh Saini, Director, Petrapole Land Port said, field level officials have been given special instructions to ensure that essential commodities like Liquefied Medical Oxygen could be cleared quickly from the Petrapole port.

He added that port authorities on both sides “share excellent relations and have a long tradition of assisting each other”.