The employees of the Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM) have demanded the government to reactivate the Steel Mills oxygen plant, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Sunday.
The employees said the plant, which was shut down in 2015 when it was fully functional, has the capacity to produce 520 tons of pure oxygen daily.
The majority of the 40 engineers and workers working on the oxygen plant were removed from their jobs.
The workers claimed that the oxygen plant can be made fully functional within a week on a war footing and can meet the oxygen demand of the whole country.
It may be mentioned here that due to the worsening coronavirus situation in the country, the hospitals are seeking more oxygen cylinders to treat the growing number of Covid-19 patients.
Reporter Habib Khan