India's Oxygen Express.

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Bangladesh Becomes First Country To Receive LMO Via India's Oxygen Express

The Ministry of Indian Railways has announced that India's oxygen express will transport the Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) for "the first time ever'' to its neighboring country Bangladesh. Reportedly, the train will leave with 10 containers rake for Benapole to deliver 200 metric tonnes of LMO. Notably, India started the train on April 24, 2021, for supplying oxygen across the country. 

Sat, 24 Jul 2021 - 06:44 PM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: Oxygen Express, oxygen, Medical oxygen, Bangladesh

Courtesy: Lokmat English

Delhi University.

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Delhi University Preps For Third Wave, Sets Up 400 Covid-19 Beds

Anticipating the repercussions of the COVID-19 third wave, the Delhi University (DU) will set up a COVID-19 facility with 400 beds. The university will also convert one of its campus hostels for an extra 200 beds. DU has obtained 500 pulse oximeters, 100 thermal scanners, and an oxygen plant that can fill 50-80 cylinders per day. Janki Devi Memorial College and Hansraj College have also offered their infrastructure to set up beds.

Wed, 30 Jun 2021 - 10:15 AM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: covid-19 centre, Delhi university, medical facilities, oxygen

Courtesy: The Economic Times

Milkha Singh and Nirmal Kaur

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Former Women's Volleyball Captain Nirmala Kaur Passes Away Due To COVID

Nirmal Kaur, the former captain of the Indian women's volleyball team died on June 10 after a three-week battle with coronavirus. The 85-year-old passed away at Fortis hospital in Mohali, on June 13. According to reports, Kaur's oxygen level had dropped after which she was shifted to HFNC (high flow nasal cannula) and NIV (non-invasive ventilator) intermittently. Later in the evening, her family issued a statement about her demise.

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 - 02:20 PM / by Sahil Quadir

Tags: milkha singh, Nirmal Kaur, Covid-19, oxygen

Courtesy: Hindustan times

Sonu Sood.

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Actor Sonu Sood Promises To Install 18 Oxygen Plants Across India

Actor-cum-philanthropist Sonu Sood has pledged to install 18 oxygen plants across India, starting from Andhra Pradesh's Kurnool and Nellore, and Karnataka's Mangalore. The plants will be installed in hospitals giving free treatment to poor people in Tamil Nadu, Punjab, Telangana, Rajasthan, UP, Bihar, MP, and Uttarakhand among others. "My team and I thought about what we should do to eradicate this oxygen problem from its roots," said Sonu.… read-more

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 - 11:46 AM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Sonu Sood, oxygen, Oxygen Plants, Kurnool, Mangalore, Nellore

Courtesy: Hindustan Times


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IIT Bombay Develops Tech To Turn Nitrogen Generator To Oxygen Generator

To ramp up the production of oxygen in the country amid soaring coronavirus cases, IIT Bombay has developed a technology that converts nitrogen generators to oxygen generators. In collaboration with Tata Consulting Engineers Limited, the project involves fine-tuning of nitrogen plant by changing molecular sieves from carbon to zeolite and converting Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) nitrogen to PSA oxygen. The experiment is performed in a… read-more

Fri, 30 Apr 2021 - 06:44 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: oxygen, Coronavirus, IIT Bombay, Tata, nitrogen generator

Courtesy: Mint


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No Evidence Of Smelling Camphor, Clove Increasing Oxygen Level: Expert

Health experts have debunked the viral social media post claiming camphor increases the oxygen level. Calling it a myth, Dr Tushar Rane of Apollo Spectra Hospital said there is no concrete evidence of the same. He added, "It can give a soothing, comforting effect in patients suffering from respiratory illnesses to some extent, but does not increase the oxygen levels." Notably, Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi also shared the post.

Wed, 28 Apr 2021 - 08:20 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Camphor, health care, Oxygen Level, oxygen

Brett Lee.

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Brett Lee Donates Rs 43 Lakh In Bitcoin To India For Oxygen Sufficiency

Making his contribution to India's fight against COVID-19, former Australian pacer Brett Lee donated 1 Bitcoin towards Crypto Relief to tackle oxygen deficiency. Lee's official statement on Twitter read, "India has always been a second home to me. It saddens me deeply to see people suffering due to the ongoing pandemic". Lee's contribution accounting for Rs 43 lakh follows Pat Cummins who also has donated over Rs 35 lakh.

Wed, 28 Apr 2021 - 02:35 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Brett Lee, Bitcoin, Crypto Relief, oxygen, Covid-19


Vedanta to open oxygen plant in Tuticorin

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SC Allows Vedanta To Operate Its Tuticorin Plant For Oxygen Production

The Supreme Court on April 27 permitted Vedanta Ltd to run its Tamil Nadu-based Tuticorin plant only for producing medical grade oxygen. Creating a committee under the Tuticorin collector, the apex court asked to conduct safety audit before production. However, the court explicitly disallowed Vedanta to operate its copper smelting plant, closed since three years due to pollution. Notably, Vedanta’s shares increased by over 2% after the… read-more

Tue, 27 Apr 2021 - 04:00 PM / by Anvitha Shetty

Tags: Vedanta, oxygen, Covid-19, Supreme Court, Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin

Courtesy: Times of India

Bombay High Court

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Bombay HC Starts PIL Over Oxygen Crisis, Funeral Rites, Remdesivir Shortage

The Bombay High Court has initiated a suo moto PIL addressing issues such as lack of oxygen, funeral rites and black marketing of Remdesivir among others. Referring to 14 newspaper reports, the PIL made the Centre, state government, municipal commissioner and district collectors from Marathwada and North Maharashtra as respondents. Appointing advocate Satyajeet S Bora as Amicus Curiae, the court asked him to track SC proceedings regarding… read-more

Sun, 25 Apr 2021 - 08:27 PM / by Anvitha Shetty

Tags: Bombay High Court, Covid-19, oxygen, Maharashtra

Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Delhi

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25 Dead In Delhi's Sir Ganga Ram Hospital Due To Oxygen Shortage

Around 25 critical COVID-19 patients died in Delhi's Sir Ganga Ram Hospital due to oxygen shortage. A source from the hospital raised concerns about the dwindling oxygen supplies as the deceased patients were on high-flow oxygen support. Meanwhile, another said that due to ventilator and Bipap malfunction, the patients were switched to manual ventilation in ICUs. One of Delhi’s biggest private medical facility, Ganga Ram has 700+ COVID… read-more

Fri, 23 Apr 2021 - 04:10 PM / by Neha Sanjeev

Tags: Coronavirus, Delhi, Covid-19, oxygen, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital

Courtesy: Indian Express