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Himachal to supply oxygen to Delhi amid national capital's COVID-19 crisis

In a letter written to his Delhi counterpart, CM Jai Ram Thakur said that the Himachal Pradesh government was 'highly concerned' about the situation emerging in the national capital.

Published: 26th April 2021 07:39 PM  |   Last Updated: 26th April 2021 07:39 PM   |  A+A-

A relatives of a COVID-19 patients along with others waits to refill cylinders with medical oxygen at Badarpur during the second wave of coronavirus pandemic in India, in New Delhi. (Photo | PTI)

A relative of a COVID-19 patient along with others waits to refill cylinders with medical oxygen at Badarpur during the second wave of coronavirus pandemic in India, in New Delhi. (Photo | PTI)

By PTI

SHIMLA: The Himachal Pradesh government will arrange oxygen supply to Delhi, which is facing acute shortage of the life-saving gas for COVID-19 patients, from the hill state, an official spokesperson said here on Monday.

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, on the request of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, has agreed to arrange emergency supply of oxygen to Delhi amid the COVID-19 crisis, he added.

In a letter written to his Delhi counterpart, Thakur said that the Himachal Pradesh government was "highly concerned" about the situation emerging in the national capital and would be more than happy to extend all possible help to the Delhi government.

Thakur said that officers of the Delhi government may contact additional director of industries for arranging the supply of oxygen from the state.

Kejriwal, in a tweet, also thanked the chief minister for his help.



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