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Sonu Sood had helped migrant workers last year. During the second wave, the actor has been helping with oxygen beds and hospital admissions.

Sonu Sood to set up 18 oxygen plants across various states to deal with Covid-19

ANI |
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2021 09:08 PM IST
Sonu Sood, who has been at the forefront of charity work during the Covid-19 pandemic, will now be getting up as many as 18 oxygen plants across India. Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Telangana, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh are on his radar.
Pictures were tweeted out on Thursday by the Hemkunt Foundation, who have alleged that "local goons" vandalised and ransacked their entire Gurugram facility.(Photo via @Hemkunt_Fdn on Twitter)
Pictures were tweeted out on Thursday by the Hemkunt Foundation, who have alleged that "local goons" vandalised and ransacked their entire Gurugram facility.(Photo via @Hemkunt_Fdn on Twitter)

Hemkunt Foundation's Gurugram centre allegedly ransacked by 'local goons'

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON JUN 03, 2021 09:28 PM IST
Hemkunt Foundation appealed to netizens for help, explaining that in order to continue helping Covid-19 patients in dire need of oxygen, the organisation needs urgent access to 20,000 square feet of land at or near the City Centre of Gurugram.
Government orders on Thursday said top priority is to be given to medical oxygen and establishing strong supply-chain management of all essential items.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Government orders on Thursday said top priority is to be given to medical oxygen and establishing strong supply-chain management of all essential items.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

Health infrastructure gets boost as Delhi preps for next Covid wave

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2021 06:05 AM IST
  • The administration is attempting to create its own model of predicting the onset of such Covid surges.
A new group formed on Saturday – EG2, headed by Union health secretary Rajesh Bhushan -- will exclusively look into emergency response capabilities of the country during a Covid-19 wave.(PTI Photo for representation)
A new group formed on Saturday – EG2, headed by Union health secretary Rajesh Bhushan -- will exclusively look into emergency response capabilities of the country during a Covid-19 wave.(PTI Photo for representation)

Covid empowered groups reconstituted, oxygen included

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2021 01:02 AM IST
Originally the Centre formed 11 empowered groups for Covid-19 management, which were reconstituted into six larger groups in September.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra asked as to why there was "no contingency plan" for the supply of oxygen.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra asked as to why there was "no contingency plan" for the supply of oxygen.

Govt's lack of planning, incompetence responsible for oxygen crisis: Priyanka

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 29, 2021 03:23 PM IST
Vadra said as the second wave of Covid raged across the country, almost every state began reporting a shortage of oxygen and many people died gasping for air. "Who is responsible for the lack of oxygen in hospitals across India?"
On an average, Oxygen Expresses have been delivering over 800 tonnes of LMO to various states each day now.(ANI )
On an average, Oxygen Expresses have been delivering over 800 tonnes of LMO to various states each day now.(ANI )

Oxygen Express delivers 15,000 tonnes to states, Assam latest to get consignment

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 23, 2021 03:51 PM IST
So far, 234 Oxygen Expresses have completed their journey and brought relief to various states, while nine loaded Oxygen Expresses are currently on the run with more than 569 tonnes of LMO in 31 tankers.
The ninth Oxygen Express reached ICD Whitefield at 07:30 am on Sunday. (ANI Photo)
The ninth Oxygen Express reached ICD Whitefield at 07:30 am on Sunday. (ANI Photo)

Ninth 'Oxygen Express' carrying 120 tonnes LMO reaches Bengaluru

PTI | , Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON MAY 23, 2021 01:30 PM IST
So far, Karnataka has received 1,062.14 tonnes of Liquid Medical Oxygen by Rail.
Medical Oxygen tanker on its way to Ranchi Rajendra Medical College (RIMs) for treatment of Covid-19 patients in Ranchi. (ANI)
Medical Oxygen tanker on its way to Ranchi Rajendra Medical College (RIMs) for treatment of Covid-19 patients in Ranchi. (ANI)

News updates from HT: Govt creates pool of trained drivers for medical oxygen

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2021 04:55 PM IST
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Image for representation.(Reuters)
Image for representation.(Reuters)

6 new oxygen plants to meet Meghalaya’s second Covid-19 wave requirements

By HT Correspondent, Shillong
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2021 04:00 PM IST
  • Three plants sanctioned from the PM Cares will soon be operational at Shillong Civil Hospital, Ganesh Das Maternity & Child Hospital and RP Chest TB hospital.
Oxygen Expresses have been delivering nearly 800 tonnes of LMO across the nation daily for last few days, the ministry said.(ANI)
Oxygen Expresses have been delivering nearly 800 tonnes of LMO across the nation daily for last few days, the ministry said.(ANI)

Nearly 11,800 tonnes of medical oxygen delivered via Oxygen Express trains

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 19, 2021 08:17 PM IST
A total of 196 'Oxygen Express' trains have completed their journey so far and brought relief to various states. Till Wednesday afternoon, 11 loaded Oxygen Expresses are on the run with more than 717 tonnes of LMO in 43 tankers, the railways ministry said.
Delhi High Court (Mint file)
Delhi High Court (Mint file)

Hoarding case: Delhi HC dissatisfied with clean chit to BV Srinivas, others

By hindustantimes.com | Reported by Richa Banka | Edited by Karan Manral, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2021 01:44 PM IST
Asks politicians to voluntarily surrender the medicines to Directorate of Health Services (DGHS) as good Samaritans, police to file fresh status report.
The facility, on May 13, began producing medical oxygen to meet the demand for the life-saving gas following a surge in Covid cases in the state.(Reuters)
The facility, on May 13, began producing medical oxygen to meet the demand for the life-saving gas following a surge in Covid cases in the state.(Reuters)

ISRO team at Sterlite Copper plant to help fix snag affecting oxygen production

PTI | , Chennai
PUBLISHED ON MAY 16, 2021 05:56 PM IST
The company formally commenced production of medical oxygen on Thursday and the very next day, the facility in Tuticorin suffered a jolt in operations after developing a 'technical snag'.
Just as India came to the aid of these countries during the first wave of the pandemic, the West Asian allies with countries like France adding to the heft, have established an 'Oxygen Solidarity Bridge' with India since April 29.(Indian Navy)
Just as India came to the aid of these countries during the first wave of the pandemic, the West Asian allies with countries like France adding to the heft, have established an 'Oxygen Solidarity Bridge' with India since April 29.(Indian Navy)

Navy to pick 2,000 tonnes of oxygen from UAE, Kuwait and Qatar to battle Covid

By Shishir Gupta, New Delhi, Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON MAY 14, 2021 03:38 PM IST
The Indian Navy is also considering redeploying its largest landing platform dock (LPD) INS Jalashwa to pick up supplies from the Gulf allies.
Delhi Police sealed Khan Chacha restaurant after oxygen concentrators and other medical supplies being black marketed were seized from here in Khan Market, in New Delhi, India, on Friday, May 7, 2021. (Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Delhi Police sealed Khan Chacha restaurant after oxygen concentrators and other medical supplies being black marketed were seized from here in Khan Market, in New Delhi, India, on Friday, May 7, 2021. (Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

Delhi court to hear today Navneet Kalra's bail plea in oxygen concentrator case

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON MAY 11, 2021 10:56 AM IST
The Delhi Police said a day ago that they have got a lookout circular (LoC) issued against Navneet Kalra, owner of Khan Chacha, Town Hall, and Nege & Ju restaurants in Khan Market and Lodhi Colony, from where 137 oxygen concentrators were seized following raids last week.
“As regards the availability of oxygen, the present demand of the state is 280 MT per day as against the availability of about 150 MT," Ashwani Kumar said in his letter. In picture - Health workers arrange beds for Covid-19 patients.(AFP)
“As regards the availability of oxygen, the present demand of the state is 280 MT per day as against the availability of about 150 MT," Ashwani Kumar said in his letter. In picture - Health workers arrange beds for Covid-19 patients.(AFP)

Ashwani Kumar urges PM to raise supply of oxygen, vaccine to Punjab

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2021 04:34 AM IST
“Considering the particular vulnerabilities of Punjab, an aggressive vaccination drive and adequate supply of oxygen for the seriously ill patients is a compelling need of the state,” Ashwani Kumar wrote in a letter to PM Modi.
People carrying oxygen cylinders line up at Delhi's Mayapuri industrial area for a refill.(HT Photo )
People carrying oxygen cylinders line up at Delhi's Mayapuri industrial area for a refill.(HT Photo )

SC task force to audit oxygen usage nationwide

By Utkarsh Anand, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 09, 2021 12:58 AM IST
12-member panel of medical luminaries to revamp formula for allocating oxygen to states; simultaneous audit ordered in Delhi.
A man waits to refill oxygen cylinders for Covid-19 patients at a centre in New Delhi on Friday.(AFP)
A man waits to refill oxygen cylinders for Covid-19 patients at a centre in New Delhi on Friday.(AFP)

Centre may probe oxygen hoarding in Delhi

By Rajeev Jayaswal, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2021 03:22 AM IST
Undue delays – 24 hours to 54 hours -- have been reported in decanting of oxygen tankers or containers in Delhi, which is suspicious and also a matter of concern
While 96 oxygen concentrators were seized from Khan Chacha, another nine were found illegally stored at Town Hall. In picture - Police personnel in a raid at Khan Chacha restaurant in New Delhi.(PTI)
While 96 oxygen concentrators were seized from Khan Chacha, another nine were found illegally stored at Town Hall. In picture - Police personnel in a raid at Khan Chacha restaurant in New Delhi.(PTI)

Police raid Khan Market restaurants, seize O2 devices

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 08, 2021 03:16 AM IST
According to Delhi Police, these restaurants are owned by Navneet Kalra, a businessman who also owns Dayal Opticals.
The accused were arrested on May 5.
The accused were arrested on May 5.

Covid-19: 2 held in Delhi for black marketing of medical equipment

ANI | | Posted by Prashasti Singh, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 11:25 AM IST
The police recovered 10 medical oxygen concentrators, 82 plastic pipes used in concentrators, 3486 digital thermometers, 263 digital gun thermometers, 684 oximeters and 10 nebulizers.
22 more tankers are on the run with more than 400 tonnes of oxygen to various destinations(PTI)
22 more tankers are on the run with more than 400 tonnes of oxygen to various destinations(PTI)

Oxygen Express ferries over 2,500 MT of load across India to battle Covid crisis

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Avik Roy, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 10:10 PM IST
So far, Indian Railways has run 40 Oxygen Express with 161 tankers to deliver a record load of 2,511 metric tonnes of liquid medical oxygen across the length and breadth of the country that battles a deadly second wave of coronavirus that has crippled the healthcare system to a great extent.
The global community has been routinely sending Covid-19 aid to help India combat a catastrophic coronavirus surge that has led to desperate pleas for oxygen and left people to die outside overwhelmed hospitals. (AP / Lewis Joly)
The global community has been routinely sending Covid-19 aid to help India combat a catastrophic coronavirus surge that has led to desperate pleas for oxygen and left people to die outside overwhelmed hospitals. (AP / Lewis Joly)

Was Covid-19 aid effectively allocated? Centre says yes, provides detailed list

PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 01:55 PM IST
The central government also said that the matter regarding the effective allocation of Covid-19 supplies received from the global community also came up recently during a hearing at the Delhi high court and it was clarified that no such consignment is pending with the Customs authorities.
Beds are seen inside a Gurudwara (Sikh Temple) converted into a coronavirus disease (Covid-19) care facility amidst the spread of the deadly virus in New Delhi, India, on May 5, 2021. (Adnan Abidi / REUTERS)
Beds are seen inside a Gurudwara (Sikh Temple) converted into a coronavirus disease (Covid-19) care facility amidst the spread of the deadly virus in New Delhi, India, on May 5, 2021. (Adnan Abidi / REUTERS)

LIVE: Rajasthan govt imposes lockdown in state from May 10-24

UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2021 11:56 PM IST
India registered 382,315 new Covid-19 cases in the preceding 24 hours. With hospitals continuing to make a desperate plea for beds and oxygen, a weekly WHO report showed that the country now accounts for nearly half the coronavirus cases reported worldwide and a quarter of the deaths.
All supplies of medical oxygen are channelised by the Centre. (PTI Photo/Kamal Kishore)(PTI)
All supplies of medical oxygen are channelised by the Centre. (PTI Photo/Kamal Kishore)(PTI)

States scamper to meet rising oxygen demand as cases surge

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2021 02:17 AM IST
  • On Wednesday, Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking for additional supply of oxygen as number of Covid cases in the two states, where elections concluded on May 2, is on the rise.
India's 'Oxygen Express', carrying oxygen tankers on rail, are just one of many initiatives that the country has taken to tackle the prevailing oxygen crisis amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic. (File Photo / Representational Image)
India's 'Oxygen Express', carrying oxygen tankers on rail, are just one of many initiatives that the country has taken to tackle the prevailing oxygen crisis amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic. (File Photo / Representational Image)

Augmenting oxygen supply from all sources: Centre tells Gujarat high court

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 05, 2021 02:30 PM IST
In a report on the supply of medical oxygen submitted before the high court on Monday, the Centre said a total allocation of 8,410 metric tonnes of medical oxygen has been made for 22 high burden states and union territories based on their demand, the Centre told the high court on Tuesday.
The Allahabad high court took note of the grim coronavirus disease (Covid-19) situation in the country and highlighted stories viral on social media of hapless citizens begging for an oxygen cylinder to save the life of their near and dear ones. (File Photo / Representational Image)
The Allahabad high court took note of the grim coronavirus disease (Covid-19) situation in the country and highlighted stories viral on social media of hapless citizens begging for an oxygen cylinder to save the life of their near and dear ones. (File Photo / Representational Image)

'No less than genocide': Allahabad HC on deaths due to non-supply of oxygen

PUBLISHED ON MAY 05, 2021 08:32 AM IST
The Allahabad high court observed the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) situation in India and said that the deaths of patients due to non-supply of oxygen amounts to a 'criminal act', nothing short of a 'genocide'.
Covid-19: The total number of oxygen tankers available for transport in Rajasthan has now increased to 38, state government officials said.
Covid-19: The total number of oxygen tankers available for transport in Rajasthan has now increased to 38, state government officials said.

Covid-19: Rajasthan adds 16 more tankers for oxygen transport; total 38

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 05, 2021 07:12 AM IST
Coronavirus disease (Covid-19) update: Rajasthan chief secretary Niranjan Arya said the number of tankers for transporting oxygen has increased from 22 to 38. The supply of oxygen concentrators has also started now.
A Covid-19 patient receives oxygen outside Gurudwara Damdama Sahib on Tuesday (Photo by Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
A Covid-19 patient receives oxygen outside Gurudwara Damdama Sahib on Tuesday (Photo by Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Delhi govt's plan to import oxygen from abroad hits hurdle

By Sweta Goswami, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2021 12:10 AM IST
  • This comes at a time when the Centre has failed to ensure the supply of 700 metric tonne (MT) quota of medical oxygen to the national capital,
People wait to refill their medical oxygen cylinders for the Covid-19 coronavirus patients under home quarantine at a private refill center in New Delhi on May 4, 2021, as India's total Covid caseload soared past 20 million. (Photo by Prakash SINGH / AFP)
People wait to refill their medical oxygen cylinders for the Covid-19 coronavirus patients under home quarantine at a private refill center in New Delhi on May 4, 2021, as India's total Covid caseload soared past 20 million. (Photo by Prakash SINGH / AFP)

'You may be blind, but we are not': HC slams Centre over scant oxygen in Delhi

Reported by Richa Banka | Edited by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON MAY 04, 2021 02:58 PM IST
The Delhi high court said that the Centre must ensure that the proper supply of oxygen reaches Delhi, according to the instructions issued by the Supreme Court earlier. "You may be blind, but we are not. We cannot shut our eyes. This is so insensitive and unfortunate," the high court bench said.
All private doctors in Noida have been directed to not ask relative or attendant of any patient to procure oxygen cylinders. (Representational Image)
All private doctors in Noida have been directed to not ask relative or attendant of any patient to procure oxygen cylinders. (Representational Image)

Private hospitals can't ask attendants to arrange oxygen for patients: Noida CMO

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 04, 2021 09:57 AM IST
Covid-19 latest update: Multiple hospitals in Noida and Greater Noida have claimed a shortage of medical oxygen, with several people facing acute difficulties in procuring oxygen cylinders for their patients in hospitals and home isolation.
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