After ITBP-Run Covid Care Centre in Delhi, Kerala has extended a helping hand to Delhi during depleting stock of medical oxygen in the national capital. Kerala government plans to assist the Delhi government in response to the request from Malayali organizations and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.
Kerala Chief Secretary VP Joy said, “challenge before us is to transport it to Delhi”. He additionally added to his statement that he would hold discussions with Delhi Chief Secretary Vijay Kumar Dev on oxygen transportation.
Just after receiving a letter from Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, the Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan asked the concerned officials to look into the possibility and transport required oxygen to Delhi.
However, the chief-secretary level discussions are in progress and the Kerala government is ready for all the possibilities. Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who is also the in-charge of the Covid-19 crisis in Delhi, is in constant touch and discussion with Kerala CM and Secretary.
Earlier, the Kerala government also helped Goa with 20,000 liters of liquid oxygen for Covid-19 patients. In response, Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane tweeted that “I extend my gratitude to Smt @shailajateacher Madam, Hon Health Minister of Kerala, for helping us with the movement of 20,000 litres of liquid oxygen for COVID patients in the state of Goa. The people of Goa are grateful for your contribution to our fight against #COVID19.”