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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'.
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.
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,
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.
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.
By Shishir Gupta, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2021 11:32 AM IST
Between April 24 and May 2, India has received 17 consignments – comprising essential medical equipment such as oxygen concentrators, cylinders of medical oxygen, ventilators and BiPAP machines, bedside monitors, anti-viral drugs, rapid kits to detect Covid-19 virus, pulse oximeters, N95 masks and personal protective equipment among others — from at least 14 countries.
By Utkarsh Anand, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2021 05:06 AM IST
- According to the Centre, from April 29, the projected demand for all states was 8707 MT per day.
PTI | , Ahmedabad
PUBLISHED ON MAY 03, 2021 11:20 PM IST
The liquid medical oxygen is to be supplied to hospitals in Delhi and adjoining areas, all battling a severe surge in coronavirus cases and a resultant spike in demand for the vital gas.
PUBLISHED ON MAY 03, 2021 08:26 AM IST
The lieutenant governor of Delhi, Anil Baijal, has also asked the departments and agencies of the Delhi government to submit a quantifiable action plan that could be monitored while addressing the problems due to shortages.
By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON MAY 01, 2021 07:39 PM IST
Indian Railways says it will ensure oxygen reaches every corner of the country as fast as possible. Be it through Oxygen Express or Covid coaches, the railways is committed to extending its services, chairman Suneet Sharma said.
PUBLISHED ON MAY 01, 2021 05:15 PM IST
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By Anonna Dutt, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2021 03:37 AM IST
According to the hospital, it had raised an alarm with all the government-appointed officials at 7 am after not receiving its allocated liquid medical oxygen. Despite this, the hospital did not receive its oxygen supply and completely ran out of liquid oxygen at 12:15 pm on Saturday.
PUBLISHED ON MAY 01, 2021 01:21 PM IST
Reliance said that it has ramped up the production of medical-grade liquid oxygen from near zero to 1,000 MT per day, all free of charge, to meet the needs of over one lakh people daily, on average, amid the Covid-19 crisis.
PUBLISHED ON APR 28, 2021 08:35 PM IST
- Workers on beaches in India and other countries on the subcontinent use oxygen-fueled blow torches to cut up giant freighters once they’ve reached the end of their useful lives.
PUBLISHED ON APR 28, 2021 04:42 PM IST
The Jawaharlal Nehru medical college and hospital, a frontline central government medical facility in Uttar Pradesh, is a part of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), and has 273 oxygen-dependent patients, including those suffering from Covid-19.
PUBLISHED ON APR 28, 2021 03:14 PM IST
Haryana has directed all factory owners in the state to deposit oxygen cylinders in their possession to the state government in view of a shortage in coronavirus disease (Covid-19) hospitals.
By Avik Roy, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2021 02:53 PM IST
A doctor-turned-bureaucrat, Dr Rajendra Bharud, the collector of Maharashtra’s Nandurbar has managed to keep the district running with adequate supply of medical oxygen, hospital beds, isolation wards for Covid-19 patients and a well-planned vaccination drive at a time when the entire country struggled to meet the logistical challenges that a gasping healthcare system posed.
PUBLISHED ON APR 28, 2021 12:54 PM IST
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PUBLISHED ON APR 28, 2021 12:02 PM IST
The critical supplies of medical oxygen of Singapore come amid the deadly, more infectious second wave of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), with which India is currently struggling.
PUBLISHED ON APR 27, 2021 03:52 PM IST
Amid a rapid rise in Covid-19 cases and while realising the need to meet the current surge in demand for medical oxygen across the state, the Haryana government has set up the control room at the Civil Secretariat in Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON APR 27, 2021 12:00 PM IST
During a Covid-19 review meeting in Jaipur, it was informed that the crisis of oxygen availability has started in government and private hospitals of Rajasthan.
By Shishir Gupta, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 27, 2021 07:35 AM IST
The call for support by French President Emmanuel Jean-Michel Frédéric Macron comes at a time when India is facing an acute crisis of medical oxygen as state governments and hospitals scramble for oxygen for thousands of critical patients across the country.
By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 26, 2021 09:06 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 26, 2021 02:20 PM IST
The production of oxygen in the plant would be monitored by a panel and supply to Tamil Nadu would be prioritised.
ANI | , New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2021 08:38 AM IST
The Delhi government said it is well known that the Central government decided to set up 162 PSA plants all over India and issued tenders for the same in October 2020.