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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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.
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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.
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
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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
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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
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