Amid the acute shortage of oxygen and supply issues, the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) has deployed the buses in its fleet for transporting oxygen cylinders to hospitals across the national capital. As per a DTC official, two DTC depots are working to help carry oxygen cylinders as Delhi battles a massive surge in COVID-19 cases.
According to the official, “There is no fixed number of buses deployed for carrying the cylinders. It depends on requirement. Routine bus services, scaled down in view of the lockdown, are unaffected because of it.”
The transportation of oxygen cylinders by DTC is already underway, as confirmed by a spokesperson from Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, who said that the hospital was able to procure 1.5 tonnes of liquid medical oxygen on Tuesday this week with the help of DTC buses.
DTC managing director Vijay Bidhuri is one of the three senior IAS officers of the Delhi government who have been deputed to ensure smooth supply and distribution of medical liquid oxygen from the manufacturers and suppliers to the hospitals in the city.