India to buy medical oxygen from Gulf countries
NEW DELHI, May 8: India will commercially import liquid medical oxygen from Saudi Arabia, UAE and Qatar, oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan tweeted on Friday after a making series of thank-you calls to counterparts from these countries as well as Kuwait and Bahrain for coming to India's aid against the deadly second Covid wave.
"Had close consultations during the last week with my counterparts from Saudi Arabia, UAE & Qatar on ways to increase import of LMO into India.
Deeply appreciate the initial gesture of goodwill with complimentary LMO supplies particularly from UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain & Saudi Arabia," Pradhan tweeted.
The national oil companies of these countries are among countries aiding India by supplying oxygen, cryogenic tankers and other medical equipment. "This is reflective of the close friendship and warmth of leaders of the middle east countries towards Hon'ble PM @narendramodi ji," he said.
In a series of tweets, Pradhan said India's ambassadors in these countries are now working on securing regular commercial supplies of oxygen, while IndianOil and GAIL will provide the logistics. -TNN