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Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday also accused the Centre of regularly interfering with state governments, and preventing them from doing “good work”. (ANI Photo)

‘Centre nixed Delhi’s O2 deaths panel’, says Manish Sisodia

By Sweta Goswami, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 17, 2021 05:35 AM IST
  • The Delhi unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party, however, justified the move, since a similar committee was constituted weeks ahead of the city administration’s order, on the direction of the Supreme Court.
Priyanka Gandhi also tweeted the video in which Dr Arinjay Jain, the owner of Paras Hospital, is heard saying that the oxygen supply was cut off for five minutes and 22 people died during that period. (ANI Photo)
Priyanka Gandhi also tweeted the video in which Dr Arinjay Jain, the owner of Paras Hospital, is heard saying that the oxygen supply was cut off for five minutes and 22 people died during that period. (ANI Photo)

Rahul, Priyanka hit out after reports 22 died in ‘mock oxygen drill’ in Agra

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2021 10:46 AM IST
Paras Hospital’s Dr Jain is heard saying in the 1.3-minute audio clip that they were told that even the chief minister cannot provide oxygen so they should start discharging patients.
A health worker moving an oxygen cylinder the district hospital located in Sector-30, Noida. (Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
A health worker moving an oxygen cylinder the district hospital located in Sector-30, Noida. (Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)

‘No arbitrary arrests of medicine buyers’: Delhi HC

By Richa Banka, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 04, 2021 04:02 AM IST
  • The order comes while hearing the suo motu contempt proceedings which said that independent contempt action would be taken against all such people indulging in hoarding equipment or medicines or selling the same at prices above the MRP.
Evacuation work in progress at Hemkunt Oxygen Centre in Sector 61 after some dispute with locals in Gurugram. (Vipin Kumar / Hindustan Times)
Evacuation work in progress at Hemkunt Oxygen Centre in Sector 61 after some dispute with locals in Gurugram. (Vipin Kumar / Hindustan Times)

NGO claims Covid care centre in Gurugram vandalised by owner of plot

By Leena Dhankhar, Abhishek Behl, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2021 05:27 AM IST
NGO officials said they had a verbal agreement with the owner to use the site till June 30 and then find an alternative site.
Oxygen-filled tankers stand parked at the Old Faridabad Railway Station, in Faridabad. (PTI)
Oxygen-filled tankers stand parked at the Old Faridabad Railway Station, in Faridabad. (PTI)

Govt to start course for O2 tanker drivers

By Saubhadra Chatterji, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 03, 2021 01:17 AM IST
  • Liquid oxygen is considered a hazardous material to transport (one reason why it can’t be transported by air), and requires drivers to undergo special training.
Delhi businessman Kalra being taken to police station from court. (HT Photo)
Delhi businessman Kalra being taken to police station from court. (HT Photo)

Cops launch cheating probe against Kalra

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2021 02:48 AM IST
The officer said that last month, the police sent at least four concentrators that Kalra allegedly sold at prices much higher than MRP to the Shriram Institute for Industrial Research.
A man arranges an oxygen cylinder inside a bus converted into a mobile centre for Covid-19 coronavirus patients in Kolkata. (AFP)
A man arranges an oxygen cylinder inside a bus converted into a mobile centre for Covid-19 coronavirus patients in Kolkata. (AFP)

SC stays HC order to cancel IGST on O2 devices as gifts

By Abraham Thomas, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2021 02:57 AM IST
Finance ministry pointed out the order was an entrenchment on a policy issue under the government
The government has also formed a panel to oversee India's vaccination strategy in the newly reconstituted empowered group. (AFP)
The government has also formed a panel to oversee India's vaccination strategy in the newly reconstituted empowered group. (AFP)

Govt reconstitutes 6 empowered groups into 10 to tackle Covid-19 situation

Reported by Neeraj Chauhan | Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 29, 2021 08:01 PM IST
  • NITI Aayog will be leading 3 of the empowered groups. ICMR will lead 1 of the groups and the rest of the six empowered groups will be led by Union secretaries.
During a recent raid, 524 oxygen concentrators, which are crucial medical equipment used for Covid-19 patients, were recovered from Khan Chacha, Town Hall, and Nege & Ju restaurants owned by Kalra. (ANI Photo)
During a recent raid, 524 oxygen concentrators, which are crucial medical equipment used for Covid-19 patients, were recovered from Khan Chacha, Town Hall, and Nege & Ju restaurants owned by Kalra. (ANI Photo)

Navneet Kalra committed white-collar crime: Delhi Police to court

PTI | , New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2021 12:56 PM IST
  • The remarks by the Delhi Police come a day after Kalra, through senior advocate Vikas Pahwa, told the court that he had no criminal intent to cheat people and cannot be kept in pre-trial detention.
Relatives of Covid-19 victims breakdown at Jaipur Golden hospital.(HT photo)
Relatives of Covid-19 victims breakdown at Jaipur Golden hospital.(HT photo)

Families move HC seeking CBI probe

By Richa Banka, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2021 02:59 AM IST
The plea, filed on Thursday through advocate Utsav Bains, challenged the findings of a Delhi government panel that the patients died of comobidities and not lack of oxygen supply.
The state government will give families of the deceased between <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>50,000 and <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>5 lakh compensation.(AP representative image)
The state government will give families of the deceased between 50,000 and 5 lakh compensation.(AP representative image)

Six-member panel to look into deaths due to oxygen shortage

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2021 02:14 AM IST
To be sure, the family of any Delhi resident who dies of Covid-19 is given 50,000 compensation. This panel will decide on any compensation over and above this amount.
Karnataka requires at least 1200 MT (metric tonne) of oxygen to cater to its ailing population and is dependent on the centre to fulfil this requirement (Deepak Sansta / HT)
Karnataka requires at least 1200 MT (metric tonne) of oxygen to cater to its ailing population and is dependent on the centre to fulfil this requirement (Deepak Sansta / HT)

2 more arrested for black marketing of oxygen cylinders in Bengaluru

By Sharan Poovanna, Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON MAY 23, 2021 05:01 PM IST
  • Karnataka is among the seven states that cumulatively account for 66.88 % of India's total active cases and it reported 31,183 fresh cases and 451 deaths on Saturday.
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
  • Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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
Niti Aayog (health) member VK Paul on Saturday said the decision to extend the gap between the two doses of Covishield to 12 to 16 weeks was an independent decision taken by the scientific body, without any pressure
Niti Aayog (health) member VK Paul on Saturday said the decision to extend the gap between the two doses of Covishield to 12 to 16 weeks was an independent decision taken by the scientific body, without any pressure

News updates from HT: VK Paul says Covishield dose gap increased on advice

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 15, 2021 05:03 PM IST
  • Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Oxygen Express loaded with three containers of oxygen from Jamnagar, Gujarat, arrives at railway goods yard at Kalamboli in Navi Mumbai, earlier in April. (File photo)
Oxygen Express loaded with three containers of oxygen from Jamnagar, Gujarat, arrives at railway goods yard at Kalamboli in Navi Mumbai, earlier in April. (File photo)

7,900 MT oxygen delivered via Oxygen Express trains: Railways

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral
PUBLISHED ON MAY 14, 2021 09:59 PM IST
In a press release, the Railways ministry detailed how its Oxygen Express trains have delivered liquid medical oxygen (LMO) to various states since delivering the first LMO consignment, to Maharashtra, on April 24.
There are a few states which received the ventilators but are yet to get these installed in their hospitals. (ANI Photo)
There are a few states which received the ventilators but are yet to get these installed in their hospitals. (ANI Photo)

Govt terms media reports on 'Make in India' ventilators 'baseless, incorrect'

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 14, 2021 09:53 PM IST
Installation and successful commissioning certificate in respect of all these ventilators was issued by the hospital authorities after their successful commissioning and demonstration, the ministry said.
Uttarakhand is grappling with the second wave of Covid-19 at every level. (PTI)(HT_PRINT)
Uttarakhand is grappling with the second wave of Covid-19 at every level. (PTI)(HT_PRINT)

Amid Covid surge, Uttarakhand looks at sugar mills to increase oxygen production

PTI | , Dehradun
PUBLISHED ON MAY 13, 2021 08:56 PM IST
In a letter to ministry secretary Chandresh Kumar, Yatishwaranand cited the example of Osmanabad in Maharashtra where an oxygen plant is being run at a sugar factory and asked him to start work in that direction in Uttarakhand too.
The Indian Air Force airlifted two cryogenic oxygen tankers from Vijayawada to Bhubaneswar on Wednesday. (File Photo / ANI)
The Indian Air Force airlifted two cryogenic oxygen tankers from Vijayawada to Bhubaneswar on Wednesday. (File Photo / ANI)

Bhubaneswar airport to receive 4,020 oxygen cylinders from foreign nations

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 13, 2021 03:01 PM IST
In receiving coronavirus disease (Covid-19) aid, the airport has handled transportation of 156 oxygen tankers, 536 oxygen concentrators and 140 oxygen cylinders between April 23 and May 11, the AAI said in a statement.
At least 12 hospitals in the Kathmandu Valley have announced plans to stop admitting Covid-19 patients for treatment due to shortage of oxygen. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar(REUTERS)
At least 12 hospitals in the Kathmandu Valley have announced plans to stop admitting Covid-19 patients for treatment due to shortage of oxygen. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar(REUTERS)

Nepal's hospitals stop admitting Covid-19 patients due to scarcity of oxygen

PTI | , Kathmandu
PUBLISHED ON MAY 13, 2021 12:57 PM IST
  • Covid-19 Crisis Management Centre, an apex government body for dealing with the pandemic, during Wednesday's meeting, pointed out that Nepal might need 50,000 oxygen cylinders by July-end.
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.
India is reeling under the impact of a highly infectious second wave of the Covid-19 disease and the country's medical infrastructure is in tatters.(REUTERS)
India is reeling under the impact of a highly infectious second wave of the Covid-19 disease and the country's medical infrastructure is in tatters.(REUTERS)

348,421 fresh Covid-19 cases, 4,205 deaths reported in India in 24 hours

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2021 09:38 AM IST
While several cities, including Mumbai and Delhi, reported shortage of vaccines, the health ministry said 17,52,35,991 people were vaccinated against the virus, with 24,46,674 of them being inoculated in the last 24 hours.
India on Tuesday recorded 329,942 new cases of Covid-19, marking a slight decline in the daily number of cases
India on Tuesday recorded 329,942 new cases of Covid-19, marking a slight decline in the daily number of cases

Covid-19: MHA details steps taken to enhance oxygen supply

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2021 05:53 PM IST
  • The ministry also announced that 5,805 metric tonnes of Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) will be imported into the country from countries like UAE, France, Kuwait, Singapore and Bahrain
Cryogenic tankers carrying liquid oxygen are seen onboard an Oxygen Express Train after reaching a railway station, in New Delhi on Monday.(Reuters Photo)
Cryogenic tankers carrying liquid oxygen are seen onboard an Oxygen Express Train after reaching a railway station, in New Delhi on Monday.(Reuters Photo)

Tackling Covid-19: Centre spotlights efforts to boost oxygen availability

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 10, 2021 06:21 PM IST
The ministry of external affairs is actively assisting in securing sources of oxygen from abroad, the Centre said in a release.
Oxygen tankers on Oxygen Express. (File photo)
Oxygen tankers on Oxygen Express. (File photo)

Oxygen Express with highest volumes of LMO arrives Delhi from Gujarat's Hapa

ANI | , New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2021 09:40 AM IST
According to Railways, the train has the highest volumes of Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) which is being transported on a single train.
Those residents who want to avail this free service from these Gurudwaras will have to reach the Gurudwaras with an application and prescription of doctors recommending the use of oxygen. (ANI Photo)
Those residents who want to avail this free service from these Gurudwaras will have to reach the Gurudwaras with an application and prescription of doctors recommending the use of oxygen. (ANI Photo)

Lucknow Gurudwaras launch free hearse, oxygen langars during pandemic

By HT Correspondent, Lucknow
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2021 07:17 PM IST
Various Gurudwaras of the city, including those in Mahanagar, Aishbagh, Gomti Nagar and Alambagh have also launched ‘oxygen langar’ for patients requiring oxygen during home quarantine
An Oxygen Express carrying six tankers with liquid oxygen leave for Delhi from Rajkot on Saturday.(ANI Photo)
An Oxygen Express carrying six tankers with liquid oxygen leave for Delhi from Rajkot on Saturday.(ANI Photo)

SC-appointed task force hails Centre, proposes managing demand side of oxygen

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2021 10:28 PM IST
The task force has 12 medical experts. The Supreme Court also ordered formation of sub-groups/committees of each state/UT for auditing.
A worker refills oxygen cylinders for Covid-19 patients at a oxygen filling centre, in New Delhi on Sunday.(PTI Photo)
A worker refills oxygen cylinders for Covid-19 patients at a oxygen filling centre, in New Delhi on Sunday.(PTI Photo)

Received 71% of SC-approved oxygen on Saturday, says Delhi's oxygen bulletin

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 09, 2021 06:34 PM IST
The Supreme Court had asked the Centre to ensure the availability of 700 MT of oxygen to Delhi on a daily basis. It said that the Centre is under an obligation to ensure a daily supply of the said quantity of oxygen to meet the existing requirements of the national capital.
The outbreak of Covid-19 has created huge demand for liquid medical oxygen across the country.(PTI)
The outbreak of Covid-19 has created huge demand for liquid medical oxygen across the country.(PTI)

NHAI exempts tankers carrying liquid medical oxygen from toll fee on highways

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 08, 2021 07:47 PM IST
Although toll plazas have nearly zero waiting time after implementation of FASTag, NHAI said it is already providing priority passage to such vehicles for quick and seamless transportation of medical oxygen.
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