Govt Says Will Fix Oxygen Concentrators Pricing Formula In 7 Days
The Centre on May 20 informed the Delhi High Court that it has initiated the process to formulate pricing of oxygen concentrators. The government said that the NPPA also conducted a meeting with industry stakeholders and will come up with formula in seven days. Reportedly, the affidavit, regarding hoarding issues and black marketing of medicines/equipment made the Centre accountable, which further gained importance after Naveen Kalra oxygen… read-more
Tags: Covid-19, Oxygen Concentrators, Delhi High Court, Central Government
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Businessman Navneet Kalra Arrested Under Oxygen Black Marketing Case
Businessman Navneet Kalra, accused of black marketing oxygen concentrators has been arrested by Delhi police from his brother-in-laws' farmhouse on May 16. Reportedly, over 500 concentrators were recovered from Kalra's three restaurants in Delhi's Khan Market. Besides, he also worked with an international SIM company Matrix Cellular Services Ltd. to import the equipment in Rs16K-22K and sold them at Rs70K each.
Tags: Delhi Police, Gurugram, Navneet Kalra, Oxygen Concentrators, Black Marketing, Matrix Cellular Services Ltd
Courtesy: The Indian Express
Delhi Govt Starts Free Oxygen Concentrator Bank In Each District
The Delhi government on May 15 started oxygen concentrator banks in every district. Reportedly, partnering with Ola Foundation and Give India, the Delhi government created a 200 oxygen concentrator banks in each district. Providing home delivery of concentrators, the government has also provisioned of sending technician to assist the use. CM Kejriwal said the medical team monitoring the home-isolated people will also help in admitting them to… read-more
Tags: Covid-19, Oxygen Concentrators, Delhi Government , Concentrator banks
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Delhi HC Rejects Interim Relief In Oxygen Concentrator Hoarding Case
The Delhi HC on May 14 rejected interim protection from arrest to Navneet Kalra in the black marketing case of oxygen concentrators. Agreeing to the session court, the Delhi HC declined relief citing the seriousness and chances of compromising the evidences in the case. Reportedly, as per evidences, the concentrators sold were Chinese made and not fit to meet the requirement of even one person.
Tags: Oxygen Concentrators, Delhi High Court, Black market, Businessman
Courtesy: The Indian Express
Ola, GiveIndia To Provide Free Oxygen Concentrators To COVID Patients
Cab service provider Ola's social hand Ola Foundation, in association with online donation platform GiveIndia, will provide free oxygen concentrators to COVID-19 patients. The company on May 10 stated that the patients can book the concentrator from Ola's app and they will deliver it to patient's doorstep. Initially starting with 500 concentrators from Bangalore, the ‘O2ForIndia initiative’ will be extended to other cities with 10,000 more… read-more
Tags: Ola, Ola Foundation, Covid-19, GiveIndia, Oxygen Concentrators
Delhi: Lookout Notice Against Navneet Kalra In Oxygen Concentrators Case
The Delhi Police have issued a lookout notice against businessman Navneet Kalra for his alleged involvement in the black marketing of oxygen concentrators in Delhi. Reportedly, 105 concentrators were recovered from Kalra's two restaurants - Khan Chacha and Town Hall in Delhi's Khan Market - in a police raid on May 7. While Kalra is still on the run, the police arrested the manager and three staff of the restaurants.
Tags: Delhi Police, Lookout Notice, Navneet Kalra, Oxygen Concentrators
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Govt Denies Claims On Foreign Aid Relief Materials Stuck In Customs
The Union Health Ministry on May 6 denied the claims on oxygen concentrators received as foreign aid lying in customs warehouses waiting for clearance. Concerning such fake reports, the ministry said 'The news is totally incorrect...the Indian Customs is swiftly clearing all consignments and no such figure of pendency' is reported in allocated locations to battle the COVID-19 surge. Reportedly, India received 3,000 oxygen concentrators from… read-more
Tags: India-China, Oxygen Concentrators, Union Health Ministry, claims
Courtesy: The Economic Times
Prince Charles Steps Up To Help India Amid Sweeping COVID Crisis
British Royal Prince Charles' charity 'The British Asian Trust' has pledged to help India against COVID-19. Charles stated he has "great love for India" and was "deeply saddened" for the country. The charity is raising funds, under its emergency appeal "Oxygen for India", to buy concentrators to tackle the oxygen deficiency. Charles' official Twitter handle wrote, "As India has helped others, so now we must help India".
Tags: Britain, Prince Charles, Oxygen Concentrators, The British Asian Trust, India, Covid-19
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