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Mask became a necessity in Covid times, one that had to be worn at all times in public places. A look at how it transitioned from a daily necessity to a fashion statement for residents of Delhi-NCR.(Photo: Vipin Kumar/HT)

2020 Life in Mask: One for the market, one for the Metro, and one for the wedding down the lane

Hindustan Times | By Naina Arora
PUBLISHED ON DEC 30, 2020 12:35 PM IST
The Covid-19 pandemic made masks compulsory for everyone. From becoming a daily necessity to upgrading itself into a fashion statement, here’s all that a mask has been in the year 2020.
Tourists at Kufri after a fresh spell of snowfall in November after the Himachal government lifted all curbs on visitor arrivals.(Deepak Sansta/HT Photo)
Tourists at Kufri after a fresh spell of snowfall in November after the Himachal government lifted all curbs on visitor arrivals.(Deepak Sansta/HT Photo)

How HP lost control over Covid battle

Hindustan Times, Shimla | By Gaurav Bisht/Naresh K Thakur
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 01:32 AM IST
More than 12,300 cases and 238 fatalities were recorded this month as compared to the previous highest tally of 8,938 cases in September since the outbreak.
An oxygen cylinder sits next to a bed in a makeshift ward at an emergency Covid-19 care center set up in the Shehnai Banquet Hall at the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Hospital Annexe in New Delhi.(Bloomberg)
An oxygen cylinder sits next to a bed in a makeshift ward at an emergency Covid-19 care center set up in the Shehnai Banquet Hall at the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Hospital Annexe in New Delhi.(Bloomberg)

Amid rising demand for treating Covid-19 patients, pharma authority caps price of medical oxygen

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2020 02:53 AM IST
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 across the production and supply chain.
For Covid-19, all states can use up to 50% of their state disease relief fund (SDRF), up from a cap of 35% set in April.(ANI)
For Covid-19, all states can use up to 50% of their state disease relief fund (SDRF), up from a cap of 35% set in April.(ANI)

PM Modi relaxes SDRF cap to help states fight virus

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2020 05:26 AM IST
The Prime Minister and the CMs discussed several issues and shared notes about their economic recovery. The leaders of Karnataka and Punjab flagged potential shortages of oxygen cylinders.
The measures come in the background of reports on a shortage of medical oxygen in some parts of the country.(REUTERS)
The measures come in the background of reports on a shortage of medical oxygen in some parts of the country.(REUTERS)

Govt drafts 5-point plan to check oxygen shortage

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2020 11:57 PM IST
Rajesh Bhushan, secretary at the Union health ministry, said in a briefing on Tuesday that while there is “sufficient” supply of medical oxygen at the moment, “we are thinking ahead”.
Adequate oxygen support, along with anti-coagulants and other medicines, is the mainstay of Covid-19 therapy and medical oxygen is listed as an Essential Public Health Commodity by the government. ( Praful Gangurde/HT Photo)
Adequate oxygen support, along with anti-coagulants and other medicines, is the mainstay of Covid-19 therapy and medical oxygen is listed as an Essential Public Health Commodity by the government. ( Praful Gangurde/HT Photo)

Covid-19: Amid high demand, tempo with oxygen cylinders stolen

Pune | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON SEP 13, 2020 02:42 PM IST
The complainant has a business of transporting such cylinders and he had parked his tempo outside his house on Thursday night from where it went missing a few hours later, Inspector Balaji Sontake of Mhalunge post said.
Climate change activist Ridhima Pandey with her handwritten letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(HT photo)
Climate change activist Ridhima Pandey with her handwritten letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(HT photo)

Climate change activist Ridhima Pandey writes to PM, says ‘worst nightmare was going to school with an oxygen cylinder’

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Neeraj Santoshi
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2020 01:37 PM IST
Pandey has requested the PM to ensure that “an oxygen cylinder doesn’t become an essential part of the life of children, which we have to carry on our shoulders everywhere in the near future”.
Hospitals in Mohali have to add more beds to their Covid care facilities.(HT Photo/For representation only)
Hospitals in Mohali have to add more beds to their Covid care facilities.(HT Photo/For representation only)

Private hospitals in Mohali asked to increase critical Covid care bed capacity

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON AUG 18, 2020 11:25 PM IST
Hospitals without infrastructure will be helped by the district administration to set up facilities for complicated or critical cases
The KIMS said in a statement that due to shortage of liquid oxygen from the manufacturing company, authorities were informed about the situation and requested for arrangements of liquid oxygen from other suppliers.(ANI (Representative Image))
The KIMS said in a statement that due to shortage of liquid oxygen from the manufacturing company, authorities were informed about the situation and requested for arrangements of liquid oxygen from other suppliers.(ANI (Representative Image))

Patients shifted as Bengaluru hospital runs out of oxygen supply

Bengaluru | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 18, 2020 07:36 AM IST
Karnataka Medical Education Minister K Sudhakar tweeted that as soon as he came to know about the shortage of oxygen at the KIMS, a private hospital, directions were issued to shift patients by ambulance to Victoria, Bowring and Rajiv Gandhi hospitals in the city.
The AAP chief said he was concerned that over 60,000 fresh cases and around 800-1,000 deaths are being recorded in the country every day. (HT Photo)
The AAP chief said he was concerned that over 60,000 fresh cases and around 800-1,000 deaths are being recorded in the country every day. (HT Photo)

Arvind Kejriwal exhorts people to donate oximeters for villages

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sweta Goswami
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2020 11:49 PM IST
Digitally addressing AAP volunteers across the nation, Kejriwal said the Covid-19 situation of Delhi is under control, but the situation in other parts of the country, especially villages, is still bad.
The new ambulances will operate with two separate toll-free numbers – 104 and 108.(AP (Representative Image))
The new ambulances will operate with two separate toll-free numbers – 104 and 108.(AP (Representative Image))

AP acquires 1,088 state-of-the-art mobile clinics to provide emergency medicare to patients

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2020 03:06 PM IST
The ambulances will run as mobile clinics with advanced life support systems. The ambulances include 26 vehicles that will be used exclusively for neo-natal services equipped with incubators and other essential facilities for babies born with complications.
While there can be no substitute for the domain knowledge and skills the specialists bring to health care, in this time of crisis, additional deployment of personnel to assist is helpful(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
While there can be no substitute for the domain knowledge and skills the specialists bring to health care, in this time of crisis, additional deployment of personnel to assist is helpful(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

In the Covid-19 battle, Delhi turns to volunteers | HT Editorial

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2020 12:16 AM IST
Use them for contact tracing and monitoring those in home isolation
The Pune railway division had converted 60 coaches with a capacity of 1,080 beds into isolation wards earlier in April.(HT PHOTO)
The Pune railway division had converted 60 coaches with a capacity of 1,080 beds into isolation wards earlier in April.(HT PHOTO)

60 train coaches in Pune converted into Covid isolation cabins await patients

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Dheeraj Bengrut
PUBLISHED ON JUN 16, 2020 04:10 PM IST
These coaches are currently kept at the Pune railway division’s Ghorpadi coach repair factory.
An oxygen concentrator removes nitrogen from the ambient air to enrich it with about 93% concentrated oxygen for patients in need of respiratory support, with a mask, while a machine costs between Rs 50,000-70,000, one can be rented for Rs 4500-Rs6000 a month.(Hindustan Times)
An oxygen concentrator removes nitrogen from the ambient air to enrich it with about 93% concentrated oxygen for patients in need of respiratory support, with a mask, while a machine costs between Rs 50,000-70,000, one can be rented for Rs 4500-Rs6000 a month.(Hindustan Times)

RWAs create medical backup amidst tales of shortage of beds in Delhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2020 01:43 AM IST
The RWA decided to procure the machines on rent after a resident, Pawan Madhok, had a tough time getting his wife, who tested positive for Covid-19 earlier last week, admitted to a hospital after her oxygen saturation levels dropped to 80.
Currently, 19,398 ventilators are available, and orders for 60,884 have been placed. About 1,000 of them will be imported. (Photo by Keshav Singh / Hindustan Times)
Currently, 19,398 ventilators are available, and orders for 60,884 have been placed. About 1,000 of them will be imported. (Photo by Keshav Singh / Hindustan Times)

Medical supplies’ production scaled up, domestic manufacturers in focus

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2020 12:02 AM IST
The Centre has projected a demand of about 75,000 ventilators till June to manage critically ill Covid-19 cases in the country, said PD Vaghela, secretary, department of pharmaceuticals.
The letter received by Ludhiana civil hospital was further sent to the sub-divisional hospitals, community and primary health centres across the district.(HT Photo)
The letter received by Ludhiana civil hospital was further sent to the sub-divisional hospitals, community and primary health centres across the district.(HT Photo)

Ensure sanitisation of ambulances, Punjab health department tells civil surgeons

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Mohit Khanna
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2020 08:35 PM IST
In a letter to civil hospitals, director health and family welfare, Punjab, said the ambulances used for ferrying Covid-19 patients should be disinfected as per the government guidelines. Items such as oxygen cylinder and medicine kit should be regularly checked to ensure they are not expired, it said
A typical Oxygen providing facility at hospitals comprises an oxygen cylinder feeding only one patient through a Ventimask arrangement(HT File Photo used for representational purpose only)
A typical Oxygen providing facility at hospitals comprises an oxygen cylinder feeding only one patient through a Ventimask arrangement(HT File Photo used for representational purpose only)

Navy manufactures portable multi-feed oxygen cylinder for Covid-19 patients

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2020 03:35 PM IST
Naval Dockyard, Visakhapatnam, has manufactured this portable multi-feed oxygen manifold ventilator, the Navy said in a statement.
The bench termed as “inhuman” the situation where the people are not provided with any protective gear and they are dying during the process of cleaning of sewage and manholes across the country.(HT image)
The bench termed as “inhuman” the situation where the people are not provided with any protective gear and they are dying during the process of cleaning of sewage and manholes across the country.(HT image)

‘Sending people to gas chambers’: Supreme Court raps government for manual scavenging

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2019 03:41 PM IST
The Constitution has provided that all human beings are equal but they are not being given equal facilities by the authorities, it said.
Mountaineer Priyanka Mohite at the Mt Makalu, the fifth-highest peak in the world.
Mountaineer Priyanka Mohite at the Mt Makalu, the fifth-highest peak in the world.

When the mountains call, be responsible, says Satara-based mountaineer Priyanka Mohite

Hindustan Times | By Sanchita Kalra
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2019 08:44 PM IST
Mohite who recently climbed Mt Makalu, the fifth-highest peak in the world, talks to us about her achievement, receiving praises from Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar and importance of maintaining a clean environment on the mountains.
All of a sudden, a cylinder exploded bringing down the storehouse as well as the house. The people present in the house got trapped under the debris.(HT Photos)
All of a sudden, a cylinder exploded bringing down the storehouse as well as the house. The people present in the house got trapped under the debris.(HT Photos)

Five killed in oxygen cylinder blast in Jaunpur

Hindustan Times, Varanasi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 29, 2019 12:39 PM IST
Five persons were killed and five others sustained critical injuries in an oxygen cylinder blast at a storehouse on the premises of house, in Jagdish Patti area, under Line Bazar police station, in Jaunpur on Thursday, police said. The injured has been admitted to a hospital.
Most sewer workers in the city do not have access to safety gear; Anil’s inability to bear body pain had made him quit his previous job.(HT PHOTO)
Most sewer workers in the city do not have access to safety gear; Anil’s inability to bear body pain had made him quit his previous job.(HT PHOTO)

Inability to ‘say no’ claimed life of sewer worker who died in Dabri

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shiv Sunny
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2018 09:15 AM IST
Anil had taken up sanitation work as rickshaw-pulling caused him body pain.
Rains have subsided in Idukki and Wayanad but the water level in the Periyar is rising. Waters from the Periyar river and its tributaries kept many towns in Ernakulam and Thrissur submerged.(HT Photo)
Rains have subsided in Idukki and Wayanad but the water level in the Periyar is rising. Waters from the Periyar river and its tributaries kept many towns in Ernakulam and Thrissur submerged.(HT Photo)

Most of Kerala under water; chief minister says it’s deluge after 174 killed in floods

Hindustan Times | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2018 04:19 PM IST
Continuous rain, landslides and floods have claimed more than 150 lives so far and have brought the public transport system to a virtual halt.
In June, Chinese military units stationed in Tibet carried out a drill, to test their logistics, armament support capabilities as well as military-civil integration in Tibet.(Reuters/File Photo)
In June, Chinese military units stationed in Tibet carried out a drill, to test their logistics, armament support capabilities as well as military-civil integration in Tibet.(Reuters/File Photo)

High-pressure oxygen supplies, portable barracks for Chinese troops in Tibet

Beijing | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON AUG 14, 2018 04:18 PM IST
Chinese media have been highlighting training preparations and combat readiness of PLA troops in Tibet in recent months. According to the official People’s Liberation Army website, all frontline training troops and border outposts have been equipped with oxygen generators and oxygen cylinders.
Tree Man Deepak Gaur (C) at the event in city on Sunday to mark World Earth Day.(HT PHOTO)
Tree Man Deepak Gaur (C) at the event in city on Sunday to mark World Earth Day.(HT PHOTO)

Residents pledge to plant more trees on Earth Day

hindustan times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2018 11:29 PM IST
Deepak Gaur, known as the ‘Tree Man’, championed a drive on the day to gift trees and make residents plant them
edical staff attend to a child admitted in the Encephalitis ward at The Baba Raghav Das Hospital in Gorakhpur.(AFP File Photo)
edical staff attend to a child admitted in the Encephalitis ward at The Baba Raghav Das Hospital in Gorakhpur.(AFP File Photo)

I was framed in Gorakhpur hospital deaths tragedy says Dr Kafeel

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2018 07:33 PM IST
Dr Kafeel, who underwent ECG and Echo tests, said doctors jailed in connection with the BRD incident were innocent. He said former principal of BRD Hospital was suffering from liver cirrhosis and other complications
Maru, 32, died after being sucked into the MRI machine when he carried an oxygen cylinder — a metal object — into the room.(FILE)
Maru, 32, died after being sucked into the MRI machine when he carried an oxygen cylinder — a metal object — into the room.(FILE)

MRI death at Nair Hospital: BMC blames ward boy, hospital help

Hindustan Times | By Eeshanpriya M S
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2018 02:46 PM IST
The inquiry report, which was submitted to Municipal Commissioner Ajoy Mehta on Thursday, states that the hospital staff failed to follow procedure, due to which Maru was able to carry an oxygen cylinder into the MRI room.
The MRI centre of Nair Hospital where Rajesh Maru, was sucked into the MRI machine.(HT FILE)
The MRI centre of Nair Hospital where Rajesh Maru, was sucked into the MRI machine.(HT FILE)

Overburdened facilities to blame for MRI death at Nair Hospital: Mumbai civic body official

HIndustan Times | By Eeshanpriya MS
PUBLISHED ON APR 08, 2018 12:38 AM IST
BMC official says they aim to reduce burden on civic hospitals, replace private guards with police
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