Saudi Arabia sent 80 metric tons of oxygen for India’s medical oxygen needs. Meanwhile, a 12-second video claiming to be a Reliance sticker affixed to oxygen tankers sent by Saudi Arabia has been shared on thousands of social networking sites and is going viral.
On May 1, the Reliance Foundation’s official Twitter page reported that Reliance had supplied 55,000 metric tons of medical oxygen nationwide since the outbreak began in March 2020 in India.
In another tweet, Reliance Industries Ltd. increased its production of medical grade liquid oxygen up to 1000 metric tons per day. Mukesh Ambani personally oversees production and traffic in Jamnagar, Gujarat. ”
According to The Hindu, Reliance Industries Ltd. has increased its liquid medical oxygen production from zero to 1000 metric tons per day. It accounts for more than 11% of the country’s total medical grade liquid oxygen production. Since March 2020, the company has provided 55,000 metric tons of medical grade oxygen free of charge to various state governments.
Arrangements have been made to fly 24 ISO containers to India from Saudi Arabia, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Thailand. They were obtained from Saudi Aramco and PP. Thus an additional transport capacity of 500 MT has been added. Also, such containers have been arranged, ”the company said in a statement.
A spokesperson for Reliance (RIL) told AltNews about the viral video: “RIL has arranged for 24 ISO containers to be flown to India from Saudi Arabia, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Thailand. Last week they were delivered at the Jamnagar refinery via Ahmedabad or Jamnagar airport. In the viral video, a sticker is pasted on a container at the airport before the container is sent to the oxygen plant in Jamnagar. ”
Saudi Arabia claims to supply 80 metric tons of liquid medical oxygen to India. However, the company claims that the Oxygen Reliance plant in Jamnagar produces 0-1000 metric tonnes of oxygen per day. In April alone, the company announced that it was providing 15,000 metric tons of liquid medical oxygen for free, according to Business Today.
In our search, the video circulating that the name was changed by sticking a Reliance sticker on the oxygen cart from Saudi Arabia was incorrect. It is learned that the company has been told to stick the sticker on the container before going to the Reliance Oxygen plant in Jamnagar.