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Linde Bangladesh imports 200 tonnes of medical oxygen from India

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Published: 15:29, 24 July 2021   Update: 21:25, 24 July 2021
Linde Bangladesh imports 200 tonnes of medical oxygen from India

Linde Bangladesh on Saturday imported 200 tonnes of medical oxygen by rail from India amid growing demand for medical oxygen in Bangladesh due to rising Covid-19 cases. Photo: Collected

Linde Bangladesh on Saturday imported 200 tonnes of medical oxygen by rail from India amid growing demand for medical oxygen in Bangladesh due to rising Covid-19 cases.

This is first of its kind initiative that saw 10 ISO tankers transported on the Indian Railways’ Oxygen Express from Jamshedpur, India and arrived at Bangabandhu West railway Station via Benapole.

A spokesperson from Linde Bangladesh said, “The Oxygen Express was an initiative that Linde India worked on with the Government of India, and we are glad to be able to adopt it for the growing crisis in Bangladesh as well. The medical oxygen supply was sourced from Linde India plants and it will be distributed to the Covid-19 dedicated hospitals nationwide.”

Linde Bangladesh plans to continue importing medical oxygen through rail to supplement its local supply with active assistance from Linde India and the Governments of India and Bangladesh. This is one of several initiatives that Linde Bangladesh has embarked on to help support the fight against the current Covid-19 crisis, including the Medical Oxygen Booths inaugurated at Khulna Medical College Hospital earlier this week.

Linde Bangladesh Limited is a member of the Linde PLc that has been present in Bangladesh since the 1950’s. A pioneer multinational company in the gases business, Linde Bangladesh has operations in Rupganj, Shitalpur and Khulna. With close to 20 sales centres spread throughout the country, Linde Bangladesh serves over 35,000 customers from a wide array of industries — from hospitals to fabrication and from steel to food packaging and beverages.

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