(GOOD NEWS NETWORK) – As India grapples with an unprecedented new wave of COVID-19, one of the country’s major companies is working round-the-clock to get free oxygen out to people in need.
Traditionally, Reliance Industries is not a manufacturer of medical-grade liquid oxygen. But over a year into the pandemic, the company – which is owned by India’s richest man Mukesh Ambani – has gone on to become the nation’s largest producer from a single location, supplying over 55,000 MT of medical-grade liquid oxygen to people since March 2020.
At its refinery-cum-petrochemical complex in Jamnagar and other facilities, Reliance is producing over 1000 MT of medical-grade liquid oxygen per day – or over 11% of India’s total production – meeting the needs of nearly every 1 in 10 patients needing the life-saving treatment across the nation.
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