Shree Paras Hospital in Agra

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Agra District Administration Orders To Seal Hospital After 22 Deaths

Shree Paras Hospital in Agra is being sealed after 22 people died from oxygen shortage. The decision came after a video of the hospital owner saying to stop oxygen supply as part of a mock drill surfaced. In the video, the doctor admitted that 22 people died after he shut off the oxygen supply for five minutes. The District administration also assured to book the hospital under the Epidemic Act.

Wed, 09 Jun 2021 - 06:16 PM / by Anvitha Shetty

Tags: Covid-19, Agra, Oxygen Shortage, Hospitals, Shree Paras Hospital, Mock Drill

Courtesy: The Tribune

Arvind Kejriwal.

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Delhi Govt To Compensate Kin Of Patients Succumbed To Oxygen Shortage

The Delhi government has announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the kin of Covid-19 patients who died due to oxygen shortage in hospitals. A committee of six doctors has been formed to prepare a criteria framework for the compensation. The panel will also prepare a weekly report after examining documents related to oxygen supply, stock and storage of the hospitals concerned.

Fri, 28 May 2021 - 12:20 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Delhi, Covid-19, Oxygen Shortage, Compensation

Courtesy: LiveMint

COVID care facility in Kenya

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Learning From India's Oxygen Crisis Kenya Ramps Oxygen Procurement

Fearing India like COVID crisis, Kenya is trying to scramble the oxygen availability in the country. Moreover, learning from the third COVID-19 wave in March 2021, the authorities and private medical facilities have started installing oxygen producing units. Reportedly, with vaccination rate of fewer than one million people, Kenya, which looked up to India for quality healthcare has received a major setback watching Indian medical system… read-more

Thu, 13 May 2021 - 07:50 PM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: India, Kenya, COVID-19 outbreak, Oxygen Shortage, Covid-19 Vaccine

Courtesy: The Economic Times

People climbing a snowy mountain


Nepal Urges Everest Climbers To Bring Back Empty Oxygen Cylinders

The Nepal Mountaineering Association on May 10 urged the Mt Everest climbers to bring back the empty oxygen cylinders for reuse. Experiencing the second COVID wave, Nepal is facing acute shortage of oxygen and cylinders. It is estimated that climbers and their Sherpa guides have carried nearly 3,500 oxygen cylinders during April- May. Reportedly, the cylinders are either left after the expeditions or they get buried under in avalanches.

Mon, 10 May 2021 - 08:30 PM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: himalayas, Nepal, mount everest, Mountaineers, Oxygen Cylinder, Oxygen Shortage

Courtesy: The Economic Times

Supreme Court of India.

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SC Forms National Task Force To Monitor Oxygen Allocation In Country

The Supreme Court has formed a 12-member national task force to bring transparency in oxygen allocation in the country. The top court dictated they get to work immediately and streamline the supply. Reportedly, the task force will allocate oxygen to the entire country based on the need for availability and distribution. Provisioning to submit its recommendations, the court fixed the initial tenure of task force to six months.

Sun, 09 May 2021 - 07:55 PM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: Supreme Court, Covid Task force, Oxygen Shortage, Oxygen Supply

Courtesy: The Tribune

James McAvoy asks fans to do their bit and donate to India.


Actor James McAvoy Requests Fans To Donate For India's COVID Battle

Amid burgeoning oxygen crisis in India, Hollywood actor James McAvoy in a video posted on social media asked his fans and followers to donate to India. In the video, McAvoy shared a crowd funding link on Instagram to help purchase oxygen concentrators and other medical supplies to India, immediately. Posting 'India needs help...donate what you can if you can,' he urged to make donations to the Daivik foundation.

Tue, 04 May 2021 - 08:04 PM / by Anvitha Shetty

Tags: James McAvoy, Covid-19, Hollywood, Oxygen Shortage

Representational photo: Patient with an oxygen mask.

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Centre Given Time Till May 3 Midnight To End Delhi's Oxygen Shortage

As the Delhi is getting choked due to an acute shortage of oxygen, the Supreme Court has told the Centre to resolve this dire problem before the end of May 3. The government has also been ordered to prepare an emergency buffer stock for oxygen in four days and ensure immediate availability if the need arises. Besides, the court has directed all hospitals to admit patients even without identity-proof.

Mon, 03 May 2021 - 12:37 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Supreme Court, Central Government, Delhi, Oxygen Shortage


Doctors and oxygen

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2 Delhi Hospitals Give SOS Calls Over Their Depleting Oxygen Stock

Two Delhi-based hospitals Madhukar Rainbow Children's Hospital in Malviya Nagar and Triton Hospital in Kalkaji have sent desperate SOS calls to authorities over their depleting oxygen stocks. Reportedly, with over 100 COVID-19 infected patients at the two hospitals including over a dozen newborns the admitted are battling with oxygen crisis. Triton Hospital said that they are in desperate need of oxygen for their neonatal intensive care unit… read-more

Sun, 02 May 2021 - 05:12 PM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: Delhi, Hospitals, Oxygen Shortage, Emergency Help, Oxygen Supply

Courtesy: The Economic Times

Oxygen cylinders

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UP Govt Invites Oxygen Manufacturers To Install Oxygen Production Units

The UP Pollution Control Board has launched ‘Nivesh Mitra Portal’ to invite oxygen manufacturers for creating oxygen production facility. The UPPCB also allowed to undertake modification in existing units. While the decision came amid pandemic-led oxygen crisis, the PCB urged to start peoduction while complying with standards of Emission and Effluent, Environment (Protection) Act. The plants will be based on Cryogenic, Pressure Swing… read-more

Sun, 02 May 2021 - 04:46 PM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: Uttar Pradesh, Oxygen Shortage, Manufacturing Plants, webportal

Courtesy: The Economic Times

Delhi High Court

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Delhi HC Asks Center To Supply 490 MT Oxygen To Delhi Or Face Contempt

The Delhi HC on May 1 ordered the Central government to supply 490 metric tons of allocated oxygen to Delhi on same day or face contempt. Reportedly, the order came after the death of eight COVID-19 patients at Batra hospital due to oxygen shortage. Declining Centre’s request to defer the order till May 3 the court said "Much water has gone above head. Now we mean business. Enough is enough." 


Sat, 01 May 2021 - 07:22 PM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: Delhi High Court, Centre, Oxygen Supply, Oxygen Shortage

Courtesy: The Economic Times