Maharashtra: Sugar commissioner urges sugar mills to produce oxygen

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Pune: Maharashtra sugar commissioner Shekhar Gaikwad has asked the sugar mills in the state to use the available infrastructure to generate medical oxygen to help the country in the fight against Covid-19. The country is currently facing a shortage of medical oxygen.

In a letter sent to sugar mills, he said, “At present, the country is facing a shortage of medical oxygen which is essential to treat Covid-19 infected patients. We appeal the sugar mills including private and cooperative mills to come forward and start production of oxygen to treat Covid-19 patients during the pandemic.”

Earlier, Shivajirao Deshmukh, director-general of VSI had written letters to the sugar mills in the state directing them to take up the process of oxygen production required for the medical sector. Addressing the millers, he had said that the country is facing a severe shortage of oxygen required to treat Covid-19 patients. Sugar mills in the state have always helped people during the crisis and considering this president of the VSI, Sharad Pawar, has urged sugar mills to take up steps to produce oxygen.

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