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Tamil Nadu allows Sterlite Plant in Thoothukudi to reopen for 4 months.(File Photo)

Tamil Nadu allows Sterlite Plant in Thoothukudi to reopen for 4 months

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.
The Kejriwal government said that seven of the eight plants in the national capital were to be set up at Delhi government hospitals, and one at Central government hospital - Safdarjung.
The Kejriwal government said that seven of the eight plants in the national capital were to be set up at Delhi government hospitals, and one at Central government hospital - Safdarjung.

Centre trying to hide 'failure' in setting up PSA O2 plants in Delhi: AAP

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.
The device, which is estimated to cost less than <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>20,000, can provide 93-95 per cent pure oxygen with a flow rate of up to 3 litre/minute, they said.(iiserb.ac.in)
The device, which is estimated to cost less than 20,000, can provide 93-95 per cent pure oxygen with a flow rate of up to 3 litre/minute, they said.(iiserb.ac.in)

IISER Bhopal team develops affordable oxygen concentrator to meet high demand

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 25, 2021 05:32 PM IST
IISER Bhopal team develops affordable oxygen concentrator to meet demand during virus surge
As the private suppliers have reportedly hiked the prices, the Chandigarh administration has now decided to provide oxygen cylinders to private hospitals from the central quota set for the UT (AFP)
As the private suppliers have reportedly hiked the prices, the Chandigarh administration has now decided to provide oxygen cylinders to private hospitals from the central quota set for the UT (AFP)

Limited oxygen supply choking private hospitals in Chandigarh

By Amanjeet Singh Salyal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2021 03:22 PM IST
At least three private hospitals in the city, which have around 60 to 70 Covid-19 patients from the region, have stated their helplessness in getting adequate oxygen with private suppliers unable to meet the required capacity.
Ramesh Chennithala also requested to set up an open medical facility in Kerala House.(HT Photo)
Ramesh Chennithala also requested to set up an open medical facility in Kerala House.(HT Photo)

Congress urges Kerala govt to airlift surplus medical oxygen cylinders to Delhi

ANI | | Posted by Srivatsan K C, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 24, 2021 10:57 PM IST
In a tweet, Chennithala said, "The State of Delhi which is a home for lakhs of Keralites is going through a critical phase. Oxygen shortage in Delhi is taking away lives. Request Kerala Govt to provide an air load of Oxygen to Delhi as we have in excess."
An Indian Air Force aircraft reaches Indore to airlift of Oxygen tanker for Jamnagar, in Indore on Friday.(ANI)
An Indian Air Force aircraft reaches Indore to airlift of Oxygen tanker for Jamnagar, in Indore on Friday.(ANI)

Madhya Pradesh: IAF C-17 ferries empty oxygen tanker from Indore to Gujarat

PTI | | Posted by Srivatsan K C, Indore
PUBLISHED ON APR 24, 2021 07:57 PM IST
Aryama Sanyal, director, Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport, said an empty tanker of medical oxygen was sent from Indore to Jamnagar in Gujarat on board the C-17, among the largest military transport aircraft in the world.
India's total medical oxygen demand was just 3,842 tonnes as of April 12, as the surge in cases really took hold. In picture - Air lifting of empty cryogenic oxygen containers from different parts of the country is underway. (PTI)
India's total medical oxygen demand was just 3,842 tonnes as of April 12, as the surge in cases really took hold. In picture - Air lifting of empty cryogenic oxygen containers from different parts of the country is underway. (PTI)

Why India is facing an oxygen crisis as Covid-19 cases mount

Reuters | | Posted by Srivatsan K C, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 24, 2021 06:30 PM IST
Several hospitals in Delhi, which has no significant oxygen production capacity, made frantic public calls this week seeking emergency supplies.
"Both the Rourkela Steel plant and Tata Steel plant in Odisha have already supplied about 70 metric tons of medical oxygen to Delhi and Maharashtra," Dharmendra Pradhan said.(ANI)
"Both the Rourkela Steel plant and Tata Steel plant in Odisha have already supplied about 70 metric tons of medical oxygen to Delhi and Maharashtra," Dharmendra Pradhan said.(ANI)

Steel fraternity supplied 1.43 lakh metric tons oxygen: Dharmendra Pradhan

ANI | | Posted by Srivatsan K C, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 24, 2021 02:22 PM IST
"The steel plants from across the country have already supplied 1.43 lakh metric tons of medical oxygen to different states with the central public sector enterprises in the steel sector contributing about 39 thousand metric tons of medical oxygen till now," Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan said.
Roll On Roll Off (RORO) Oxygen Express enroute to Maharashtra from Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh on Thursday. (ANI Photo)
Roll On Roll Off (RORO) Oxygen Express enroute to Maharashtra from Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh on Thursday. (ANI Photo)

Oxygen Express with 7 tankers reaches Maharashtra, brings relief amid Covid rise

PTI | , Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2021 11:09 PM IST
Three of the seven tankers will be unloaded at Nagpur station and remaining will be unloaded at Nasik Road station.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. (File Photo)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. (File Photo)

'Government of India, this is on you': Rahul Gandhi on oxygen crisis

PUBLISHED ON APR 23, 2021 11:03 AM IST
The deadlier, more infectious second Covid-19 wave currently sweeping through India is crushing its already overburdened health infrastructure and frontline medical workers dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.
An oxygen tanker is seen outside a plant in Ghaziabad on Thuesday.(Reuters Photo)
An oxygen tanker is seen outside a plant in Ghaziabad on Thuesday.(Reuters Photo)

Kejriwal speaks to Khattar on oxygen supply, assured of full support

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 22, 2021 04:37 PM IST
The Centre, meanwhile, stepped in to ensure that uninterrupted production and supply of medical oxygen and its transport along inter-state borders.
During the review meeting, PM Modi stressed the fact that state governments should come down heavily on hoarding of oxygen.(PTI Photo)
During the review meeting, PM Modi stressed the fact that state governments should come down heavily on hoarding of oxygen.(PTI Photo)

At review meeting, PM tells officials to work on increasing oxygen production

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Avik Roy, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 22, 2021 04:36 PM IST
The meeting, was attended by principal secretary to the Prime Minister PK Mishra, health secretary Rajesh Bhushan, home secretary Ajay Bhalla and officials of Niti Aayog and other ministries.
Meanwhile, prices of oxygen cylinders in many parts of the country have more than doubled.(PTI)
Meanwhile, prices of oxygen cylinders in many parts of the country have more than doubled.(PTI)

Ensure no restriction in supply of oxygen for Covid-19 patients: MHA to states

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Avik Roy, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 22, 2021 03:32 PM IST
Union home affairs ministry issued an order asking states and Union territories to make sure that there are no restrictions on the movement of vehicles carrying medical oxygen between states.
Workers refill cylinders with medical oxygen for supply to hospital for Covid-19 patients.(PTI Photo)
Workers refill cylinders with medical oxygen for supply to hospital for Covid-19 patients.(PTI Photo)

'Ensure compliance with MHA order on oxygen supply': Delhi HC tells Centre

Reported by Richa Banka | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 22, 2021 03:26 PM IST
Many hospitals treating Covid-19 patients in Delhi have said that their oxygen stock has reached critical levels. The high court has been asked to direct the Centre and Delhi government to ensure proper supply of medical oxygen.
A general view shows Sterlite Industries Ltd's copper plant, a unit of Vedanta Resources, in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu. (Reuters File Photo)
A general view shows Sterlite Industries Ltd's copper plant, a unit of Vedanta Resources, in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu. (Reuters File Photo)

Vedanta seeks to reopen Tuticorin unit for oxygen output. SC agrees to hear plea

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 22, 2021 03:15 PM IST
The Tamil Nadu government opposed Vedanta's attempt to reopen the Sterling copper unit in Tuticorin on grounds that the Supreme Court had specified earlier, but the top court has now termed the nationwide oxygen crisis as a "national emergency" and let the company make its plea.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal addresses a press conference in New Delhi. He has pointed out that the increased quota for medical oxygen fixed by the central government a day ago is still not enough to meet the spiralling demands amid a more infectious second wave of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19). (File Photo / PTI)
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal addresses a press conference in New Delhi. He has pointed out that the increased quota for medical oxygen fixed by the central government a day ago is still not enough to meet the spiralling demands amid a more infectious second wave of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19). (File Photo / PTI)

Delhi asks for more oxygen amid acute shortage. CM says supply quota not enough

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Avik Roy
PUBLISHED ON APR 22, 2021 01:09 PM IST
Hospitals in Delhi have been warning that their supplies of medical oxygen given to severely ill Covid-19 patients are running low. Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on this day said that the union territory needs 700 tonnes of medical oxygen per day, so the increased quota is still not enough.
Delhi Health Minister, Satyendar Jain, addresses a press conference, in New Delhi on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)
Delhi Health Minister, Satyendar Jain, addresses a press conference, in New Delhi on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)

Situation with medical oxygen in Delhi not comfortable, Satyendar Jain warns

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Avik Roy
PUBLISHED ON APR 22, 2021 12:22 PM IST
With several private and government hospitals in Delhi running low on medical oxygen for Covid-19 patients, the Centre has raised the national capital's oxygen quota from 378 metric tonnes to 480 metric tonnes. But this, the Delhi government says, is not enough.
Representative Image ( Praful Gangurde/HT Photo)
Representative Image ( Praful Gangurde/HT Photo)

Delhi hospitals receive medical oxygen after CM, deputy CM flag shortage

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2021 04:00 PM IST
Ganga Ram Hospital received 4500 and 6,000 cubic metres of oxygen from a private vendor and Inox Air respectively. The Lok Nayak Jai Prakash (LNJP) Hospital, meanwhile, received 10 tons of oxygen.
A truck transporting oxygen at Vashi in Navi Mumbai. (Bachchan Kumar/ HT PHOTO)
A truck transporting oxygen at Vashi in Navi Mumbai. (Bachchan Kumar/ HT PHOTO)

'Have sufficient supply but use Remdesivir, oxygen wisely': Maharashtra minister

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2021 03:26 PM IST
Pune, Mumbai, Nagpur and Thane which are among the worst affected cities from coronavirus infection faced a crisis of Remdesivir injections, leading widespread fear and concern among people whose friends and families have been infected by Covid-19.
Oxygen cylinders lay strewn about after a group of unidentified people stole oxygen cylinders from a hospital in Madhya Pradesh's Damoh on Wednesday.(ANI/Twitter)
Oxygen cylinders lay strewn about after a group of unidentified people stole oxygen cylinders from a hospital in Madhya Pradesh's Damoh on Wednesday.(ANI/Twitter)

Oxygen cylinders looted from hospital in MP’s Damoh, probe ordered

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2021 01:05 PM IST
The demand of oxygen has gone up in several states that are witnessing a surge in Covid-19 cases.
A worker carries oxygen cylinders seen inside a temporary isolation ward for Covid-19 patients amid the surge in coronavirus cases, at CWG Stadium in New Delhi on Monday. (ANI Photo)
A worker carries oxygen cylinders seen inside a temporary isolation ward for Covid-19 patients amid the surge in coronavirus cases, at CWG Stadium in New Delhi on Monday. (ANI Photo)

Delhi HC raps Centre over oxygen shortage, says 'industries can wait'

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 20, 2021 01:57 PM IST
"Human lives are at stake, which are these industries whose supplies of oxygen cannot be curtailed?" a Delhi High Court bench of Justices Vipin Sanghi and Rekha Palli asked the central government.
Covid-19 in India: States have been asked to set up control rooms to ensure smooth supply of medical oxygen to the districts. (File Photo)
Covid-19 in India: States have been asked to set up control rooms to ensure smooth supply of medical oxygen to the districts. (File Photo)

Centre asks states to make rational use of medical oxygen, ensure no wastage

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 15, 2021 01:09 PM IST
Medical oxygen is a critical component in the treatment of Covid-19 affected patients. An inter-ministerial Empowered Group of officers was constituted during the Covid-19 pandemic in March 2020 to ensure availability of essential medical equipment including medical oxygen to the affected states.
The demand for medical oxygen has gone up almost four times, from 750 metric tonnes per day to 2,800 metric tonnes daily, causing a strain at all levels in the value chain of production and supply.(Representational photo/REUTERS File)
The demand for medical oxygen has gone up almost four times, from 750 metric tonnes per day to 2,800 metric tonnes daily, causing a strain at all levels in the value chain of production and supply.(Representational photo/REUTERS File)

National Pharma Pricing Authority caps price of medical oxygen

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
PUBLISHED ON SEP 26, 2020 02:12 PM IST
Officials said the move is aimed at ensuring the availability of medical oxygen at reasonable prices. Many states are dependent on the medical oxygen supply from other states
There is also the need to effectively coordinate with steel plants for oxygen procurement since steel plants provide approximately 550 metric tonnes oxygen per day in addition to oxygen manufacturers who provide 6400 metric tonnes per day, the states were told. (Reuters photo)
There is also the need to effectively coordinate with steel plants for oxygen procurement since steel plants provide approximately 550 metric tonnes oxygen per day in addition to oxygen manufacturers who provide 6400 metric tonnes per day, the states were told. (Reuters photo)

Provide ‘green corridor’ for medical oxygen tankers: Centre to states

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2020 09:53 AM IST
The states will also have to ensure timely payment of the due bills to the manufacturers and suppliers to maintain uninterrupted supply of oxygen, and improve power supply infrastructure to have an uninterrupted supply to oxygen manufacturing units in the country.
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