On Friday, Chief Minister MK Stalin flagged off a vehicle carrying oxygen cylinders, the first consignment of which was imported from Singapore by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). The remaining 250 cylinders will be shipped in the near future.

Hospitals in the Salem, Coimbatore, Erode, Thiruvallur, Kancheepuram, Vellore, Krishnagiri, and Tirupur districts will receive these cylinders.

The cylinders donated by CII are worth Rs 3 crore in total. According to an official statement, the state government has been working to purchase oxygen equipment from several nations at a cost of Rs 40.71.