To meet the growing demand of medical oxygen in Bangladesh due to rising COVID-19 cases, Linde Bangladesh today imported 200 MT of medical oxygen by rail from India. This first-of-its-kind initiative saw 10 ISO tankers being transported on the Oxygen Express from Jamshedpur, India and arrive at Bangabandhu West railway Station via Benapole.
A spokesperson from Linde Bangladesh said, “The Oxygen Express was an initiative that Linde India worked on with the Government of India, and we are glad to be able to adopt it for the growing crisis in Bangladesh as well. The medical oxygen supply was sourced from Linde India plants in India and will be distributed to the COVID-19 dedicated hospitals nationwide.”
Linde Bangladesh plans to continue importing medical oxygen through rail to supplement its local supply with active assistance from Linde India, the Governments of India and Bangladesh. This is one of several initiatives that Linde Bangladesh has embarked on to help support the fight against the current COVID-19 crisis, including the Medical Oxygen Booths inaugurated at Khulna Medical College Hospital earlier this week.
About Linde Bangladesh
Linde Bangladesh Limited is a member of The Linde PLc. that has been present in Bangladesh since the 1950’s. A pioneer multinational company in the gases business, Linde Bangladesh has operations today in Rupganj, Shitalpur and Khulna. With close to 20 sales centers spread throughout the country, Linde Bangladesh serves over 35,000 customers from a wide array of industries – from hospitals to fabrication and from steel to food packaging and beverages.
Linde Bangladesh Limited is committed in setting new benchmarks and standards – in the quality of its products & services, and the health, safety and the environment for its employees, customers and stakeholders.
For more information see www.linde.com.bd
About Linde plc:
Linde is a leading global industrial gases and engineering company with 2020 sales of $27 billion (€24 billion). We live our mission of making our world more productive every day by providing high-quality solutions, technologies and services which are making our customers more successful and helping to sustain and protect our planet.
The company serves a variety of end markets including chemicals & refining, food & beverage, electronics, healthcare, manufacturing and primary metals. Linde’s industrial gases are used in countless applications, from life-saving oxygen for hospitals to high-purity & specialty gases for electronics manufacturing, hydrogen for clean fuels and much more. Linde also delivers state-of-the-art gas processing solutions to support customer expansion, efficiency improvements and emissions reductions.