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New Delhi received 27,000 oxygen cylinders and nearly 23,000 oxygen concentrators(AP / Lewis Joly)

India got 33mn items as foreign aid for Covid: Government data

By Saubhadra Chatterji, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2021 04:26 AM IST
India started receiving foreign aid from April 27 and its distribution was based on optimal use primarily to states with high caseloads and to regional medical hubs
India has received medical help and assistance from the US, UK, Canada, Germany, France, in the form of oxygen concentrators, ventilators, raw materials for vaccines, PPE kits.(ANI Twitter)
India has received medical help and assistance from the US, UK, Canada, Germany, France, in the form of oxygen concentrators, ventilators, raw materials for vaccines, PPE kits.(ANI Twitter)

Covid: Shipment from Ukraine carrying 184 oxygen concentrators arrives in India

ANI | | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2021 08:21 AM IST
Arindam Bagchi, spokesperson, Ministry of External Affairs, thanked Ukraine for the gesture. "Thank Ukraine for first shipment of 184 oxygen concentrators that arrived early this morning," he tweeted.
Navneet Kalra(PTI)
Navneet Kalra(PTI)

Delhi restaurateur Kalra gets bail in oxygen concentrator case

By Richa Banka, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 30, 2021 01:27 AM IST
  • During a recent raid amid the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, 524 oxygen concentrators were recovered from Khan Chacha, Town Hall and Nege & Ju restaurants owned by Kalra in the national capital.
An aircraft with 300 oxygen concentrators donated by Iran to India in New Delhi.(ANI)
An aircraft with 300 oxygen concentrators donated by Iran to India in New Delhi.(ANI)

18,040 oxygen concentrators, 7.7 lakh remdesivir vials sent to states: Centre

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 29, 2021 04:53 PM IST
Cumulatively, 18,040 oxygen concentrators, 19,085 oxygen cylinders, 19 oxygen generation plants, 15,256 ventilators and BiPAP, around 7.7 lakh remdesivir vials and nearly 12 lakh favipiravir tablets have been delivered and dispatched through road and air from April 27 to May 28.
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?"
Navneet Kalra, a Delhi-based businessman and owner of the popular Khan Chacha, was arrested for illegal hoarding of oxygen concentrators(PTI file photo)
Navneet Kalra, a Delhi-based businessman and owner of the popular Khan Chacha, was arrested for illegal hoarding of oxygen concentrators(PTI file photo)

ED raids 7-8 places in Delhi-NCR, including Navneet Kalra's residence

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2021 12:43 PM IST
  • On May 20, ED lodged a money laundering case against Kalra for hoarding and selling oxygen concentrators at an inflated price.
The Delhi Police had sought a five-day remand of Navneet Kalra to confront him with the transactions done through mobile phones, in which 23 banks are involved.(PTI file photo)
The Delhi Police had sought a five-day remand of Navneet Kalra to confront him with the transactions done through mobile phones, in which 23 banks are involved.(PTI file photo)

Delhi Court refuses to extend police remand of 'Khan Chacha' owner Navneet Kalra

ANI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 20, 2021 10:32 PM IST
Metropolitan Magistrate Akasnsha Garg decided not to send Kalra to further Police remand and directed to send him to Judicial Custody.
Hema Malini shared the information on Twitter.(Instagram)
Hema Malini shared the information on Twitter.(Instagram)

Covid-19: Hema Malini installs oxygen enhancer machines in Mathura

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 19, 2021 07:55 PM IST
Actor Hema Malini also mentioned on Twitter that more such machines would be made available in the rural areas soon.
Investigators have told the court previously that they are in possession of evidence to show Navneet Kalra was selling concentrators bought for <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>14,000-15,000 at an inflated price of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>75,000 and above.
Investigators have told the court previously that they are in possession of evidence to show Navneet Kalra was selling concentrators bought for 14,000-15,000 at an inflated price of 75,000 and above.

Khan Chacha owner Navneet Kalra remanded to three-day police custody

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2021 08:23 PM IST
  • Navneet Kalra through his counsel Vineet Malhotra told the court that he has been made a “poster boy” in the case when online platforms like Amazon have been allegedly selling similar equipment for 1.5 lakh
Amitabh Bachchan has shared that he has bought 50 oxygen concentrators from Poland.
Amitabh Bachchan has shared that he has bought 50 oxygen concentrators from Poland.

Amitabh buys 50 oxygen concentrators from Poland, sends ventilators to BMC

UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2021 12:03 PM IST
  • Amitabh Bachchan has shared that he has bought 50 oxygen concentrators from Poland 'in our hour of need'. In his latest blog post, he provided an update about the efforts he has made in aiding the fight against Covid-19.
Police personnel during a raid at Khan Chacha restaurant in New delhi, in which boxes of oxygen concentrators were recovered.(PTI File Photo)
Police personnel during a raid at Khan Chacha restaurant in New delhi, in which boxes of oxygen concentrators were recovered.(PTI File Photo)

Delhi court reserves order on Navneet Kalra's anticipatory bail plea

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 12, 2021 05:56 PM IST
Navneet Kalra filed a pre-arrest bail after the seizure of 524 oxygen concentrators from three of his restaurants. Investigators said that they have evidence which shows the concentrators were bought for 14,000-15,000 and sold at 70,000-75,000. The order will be pronounced on Thursday.
The anticipatory bail petition was filed by the businessman in connection with the seizure of oxygen concentrators from his upscale restaurants, including 'Khan Chacha' in Khan Market.(Photo by Sanjeev Verma/ Hindustan Times)(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
The anticipatory bail petition was filed by the businessman in connection with the seizure of oxygen concentrators from his upscale restaurants, including 'Khan Chacha' in Khan Market.(Photo by Sanjeev Verma/ Hindustan Times)(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

Navneet Kalra fails to get protection from arrest in oxygen concentrator case

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 11, 2021 07:14 PM IST
  • During a recent raid, 524 oxygen concentrators were recovered from three restaurants owned by Kalra and it is suspected that he has left Delhi along with his family.
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.
On Monday, Navneet Kalra moved a city court seeking anticipatory bail in the alleged cheating and criminal conspiracy case that was registered at the Lodhi Colony police station last week. In picture - Police personnel during the raid at Khan Chacha restaurant.
On Monday, Navneet Kalra moved a city court seeking anticipatory bail in the alleged cheating and criminal conspiracy case that was registered at the Lodhi Colony police station last week. In picture - Police personnel during the raid at Khan Chacha restaurant.

Hoarding of oxygen devices: Look-out circular against Khan Market restaurateur

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2021 01:54 AM IST
Navneet Kalra has been on the run since the recoveries of the concentrators between Wednesday and Friday, according to investigators.
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 denies interim relief to Navneet Kalra, matter to be heard tomorrow

PUBLISHED ON MAY 10, 2021 11:44 AM IST
The two restaurants, namely Khan Chacha and Town Hall, are owned by businessman Navneet Kalra, who is allegedly on the run. Kalra is accused of the alleged black marketing of oxygen concentrators in the national capital, Delhi, amid the deadly Covid-19 outbreak.
Navneet Kalra has been absconding since the raids and his mobile phone is switched off, according to police.
Navneet Kalra has been absconding since the raids and his mobile phone is switched off, according to police.

Delhi Police conducts raids in neighbouring states to trace Navneet Kalra

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 09, 2021 11:02 PM IST
It is suspected that Navneet Kalra has left Delhi along with his family
The court asked the Investigating officer (IO) to move a fresh application before the District Magistrate who, according to the directions of the Delhi high court, would release the seized concentrators.(HT Photo | Representational image)
The court asked the Investigating officer (IO) to move a fresh application before the District Magistrate who, according to the directions of the Delhi high court, would release the seized concentrators.(HT Photo | Representational image)

Court sets aside order to release O2 concentrators for use by police

By Richa Banka, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2021 03:06 AM IST
Principal district and sessions judge Narottam Kaushal said, “The MM, in his zeal to provide life saving machines to front line workers, was so dazzled that he forgot that a judge on account of the office he occupies has to act & behave like a self-less, dispassionate saint.”
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.
According to an official count, India has already received 1,656 oxygen concentrators, 965 ventilators, 1,782 oxygen cylinders, 17 large cylinders, 20 large oxygen concentrators. (ANI Photo)
According to an official count, India has already received 1,656 oxygen concentrators, 965 ventilators, 1,782 oxygen cylinders, 17 large cylinders, 20 large oxygen concentrators. (ANI Photo)

‘On the way’: Centre to states awaiting Covid-19 supplies

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2021 12:55 AM IST
As questions have persisted about the allocation of relief materials, some countries have begun specifying where their supplies should go.
Covid-19 relief supplies containing oxygen concentrators at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi.(ANI | Representational image)
Covid-19 relief supplies containing oxygen concentrators at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi.(ANI | Representational image)

Govt clarifies no consignment of 3,000 oxygen concentrators lying with Customs

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2021 11:38 PM IST
The finance ministry asked for details from anyone regarding the location of the uncleared consignment and also assured of action if confirmed.
Using an oxygen concentrator correctly is no easy task, and proper guidance is necessary for treating Covid-19 patients at home. (File Photo)
Using an oxygen concentrator correctly is no easy task, and proper guidance is necessary for treating Covid-19 patients at home. (File Photo)

All you need to know about oxygen concentrators

PUBLISHED ON MAY 01, 2021 05:15 PM IST
Can any Covid-19 patient, whose oxygen levels show an alarming drop below the clinically acceptable mark, use an oxygen concentrator to help themselves? Here's a primer.
The exemption for oxygen concentrators is allowed till July 31, 2021, for personal use, according to a notification of the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT). (ANI representative image)
The exemption for oxygen concentrators is allowed till July 31, 2021, for personal use, according to a notification of the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT). (ANI representative image)

Govt allows import of oxygen concentrators for personal use amid Covid-19 surge

ANI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 01, 2021 03:49 PM IST
These oxygen concentrators can be procured through post, courier or e-commerce portals.
The wide-bodied passenger aircraft will operate non-stop for over 15 hours.(Reuters | Representational image)
The wide-bodied passenger aircraft will operate non-stop for over 15 hours.(Reuters | Representational image)

Covid-19: 5 tonnes of oxygen concentrators dispatched from New York to India

ANI | | Posted by Srivatsan K C, Washington
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2021 10:53 AM IST
Air India's A102 is transporting five tonnes (5000kg) of oxygen concentrators as cargo from the John F Kennedy International Airport in New York and is scheduled to land in Delhi by Monday noon.
Air India plans to bring around 10,000 oxygen concentrators for private entities in the coming weeks, sources said.(Bloomberg representative image)
Air India plans to bring around 10,000 oxygen concentrators for private entities in the coming weeks, sources said.(Bloomberg representative image)

Air India to bring 600 oxygen concentrators from US in next 2 days

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 25, 2021 08:07 PM IST
Various hospitals across the country continue to grapple with a severe shortage of medical oxygen on Sunday even after receiving emergency supplies.
The CM said he gave directions to strengthen enforcement of rules such as wearing of masks in public places and strict adherence to social distancing norms in a bid to keep the raging contagion at bay.(ANI)
The CM said he gave directions to strengthen enforcement of rules such as wearing of masks in public places and strict adherence to social distancing norms in a bid to keep the raging contagion at bay.(ANI)

Double the number of Covid tests in Delhi, orders Kejriwal

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abhishek Dey
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2020 02:49 PM IST
Delhi recorded 1,544 and 1,693 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively
New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal thanked all stakeholders, including the Central government, the corona warriors and various organisations.(PTI)
New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal thanked all stakeholders, including the Central government, the corona warriors and various organisations.(PTI)

Schools won’t reopen till Covid is beaten: Arvind Kejriwal

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sweta Goswami, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2020 12:19 AM IST
The chief minister also announced that from next week the Delhi government will start sending oxygen concentrators to the homes of Covid-19 patients even if they have recovered from the disease.
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