‘MV Hai Naam 86’ Ship (Photo Credit- twitter.com/mansukhmandviya)
In the second wave of Corona, cases of medical oxygen (Oxygen) deficiency are coming up in hospitals of various states.
The port, shipping and waterways ministry said in a statement on Sunday that it has asked all major ports to prioritize ships carrying medical grade oxygen, oxygen tanks, oxygen bottles, portable oxygen generators and oxygen constructors to reach the port.
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Instructions to remove all charges levied by the port trustThe statement said that in view of the great need of oxygen, Kamarajar Port Ltd. All the major ports including, have been asked to remove all the charges levied by the Major Port Trust. These include ship-related charges and storage charges as well. The port chiefs have been asked to personally oversee the logistics operations, so that there is no problem in their movement. Such vessels should not take long to arrive at the port and should be given priority
Meanwhile, Minister of State for Ports, Shipping and Waterways Mansukh Mandaviya said in a tweet, “Ship ‘MV Hai Nam 86’ has reached Deendayal Port. It has steel cylinder tubes making oxygen cylinders. On reaching close to the port, this vessel was given the highest priority in reaching the shore. This step has been taken amid lack of oxygen in the country.
Ship ‘MV Hai Nam 86’ reaches @Deendayal_Port, carrying steel cylinder tubes used for making #Oxygen cylinders.Vessel was given the highest priority for berthing on arrival at Cargo Jetty, owing to oxygen shortage in the country.#IndiaFightsCOVID19 pic.twitter.com/VjPOwF3mMN
– Mansukh Mandaviya (@mansukhmandviya) April 25, 2021
Custom duty exemption on imports
The government on Saturday announced abolition of customs duty on import of medical grade oxygen and related equipment along with Kovid vaccine.