Kerala seeks PM's help over oxygen crisis
Gulf Today|May 12, 2021
Kerala has approached Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking his help to overcome the looming medical oxygen shortage crisis in the state ensuring adequate supply.
Ashraf Padanna

On Tuesday, Kerala also lost three of its prominent citizens - legendary communist politician KR Gouri, 102, writer Madampu Kunjukutan, 81, and filmmaker Dennis Joseph, 63.

In a letter to Modi, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan wanted major producers to stop supplying oxygen to other states while Kerala’s requirement is rising by the day.

Of the combined capacity of 219 metric tonnes, a Palakkad-based company produces more than three-fourths while the state-owned Kerala Minerals and Metals makes just 7 metric tonnes.

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