Dehradun: Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat on Wednesday dispatched the oxygen tankers carrying nearly 8- tonnes of oxygen received from the centre to different parts of the state.
Chief Minister Rawat thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Railway Minister Piyush Goel for the timely help especially looking at the grim situation in Uttarakhand. He said that more oxygen tankers are on the way to the state, adding that from the current batch, tankers are being sent to Garhwal and Kumaon region in the state.
The CM said that there has never been any shortage of oxygen in the state, but due to the sudden rise in the number of oxygen beds across the state the consumption of oxygen has seen a sudden rise, adding that in future also his government will continue to acquire oxygen as per the requirement ensuring that the common people do not suffer on account of any oxygen shortfall.
Mr Rawat also informed that the vaccination of people above 18 years of age has already commenced in the state and he was happy that the youth in the state have also shown enthusiasm for the same. He further said that his government is working at all levels to ensure that people do not suffer in any way in this pandemic and has been assured by the central government of all possible help. He appealed to the people to continue to follow all COVID guidelines in order to protect themselves from the pandemic.