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Assam to continue supply oxygen to Meghalaya

Moreover, both the states agreed that Assam shall serve the whole of North-Eastern region as the medical oxygen hub with optimum utilization of its oxygen storage and transportation facilities.

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Guwahati: Extending Assam’s cooperation to Meghalaya in its fight against COVID 19 pandemic and intensifying the cooperation to contain the spread of the infection, Chief Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma told his Meghalaya counterpart Conrad Sangma that the current mechanism of supplying 12-16 Metric tonne of Medical Oxygen to Meghalaya from the oxygen generation plants and oxygen storage points of Assam will continue without interruption as long as the situation permits.

Talking to Chief Minister Meghalaya over a video conference on Tuesday Mr Sarma said that Assam would continue to supply Meghalaya with 16 metric tonnes of medical oxygen per day from Amingaon and Bongaigaon as long as the situation demands.

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Moreover, both the states agreed that Assam shall serve the whole of the North-Eastern region as the medical oxygen hub with optimum utilization of its oxygen storage and transportation facilities.

Mr Sarma said that Assam will collect the Liquid Oxygen from Liquid Medical Oxygen production units outside the region and store it in the facilities in the state, from where all other North-Eastern state can take oxygen as per their need.

Chief Minister Sonowal also requested Conrad Sagma to ensure smooth transportation of goods and passenger vehicles from Brahmaputra valley to Barak valley through Meghalaya.

It may be noted that as Meghalaya is having five thousand numbers of active cases and some parts of the state are under complete lockdown.

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