Kohima, April 28 (NEx): Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, requested Union Defence Minister, Rajnath Singh to airlift the equipments for three oxygen plants in Nagaland on an urgent basis.
Three Oxygen Plants for the state of Nagaland, in the District Hospitals, Kohima, Dimapur and Mokokchung, has been approved for installation under PM-CARES fund.
CM Rio in his letter to Defence Minister stated that, We have been in constant touch with the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India for obtaining the Oxygen Plants. We have been informed that the manufacturer is ready to ship it now.’
‘However, on account of the road journey time of around 10 days between Delhi and Nagaland, and the fact that COVID cases are rising fast in Nagaland, we have approached the Ministry of Defence for airlifting the 3 Oxygen Plants, weighing about 13000 Kilogram immediately from Delhi to Dimapur airport,’ CM Rio stated in his letter.
Further, Rio requested the Defence Minister to direct the concerned authorities to help in airlifting the equipment on an urgent basis.