Articles about Oxygen Crisis

PM Modi chairs top-level meet on coronavirus, oxygen availability

09 Jul 2021

PM Modi chairs top-level meet on coronavirus, oxygen availability

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today chaired a high-level meeting to review the coronavirus situation and medical oxygen availability in India even as experts warn of a potential third wave of the pandemic.

Report on Delhi inflating oxygen requirement doesn't exist: Manish Sisodia

25 Jun 2021

Report on Delhi inflating oxygen requirement doesn't exist: Manish Sisodia

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Friday denied claims that the city government "inflated" its medical oxygen needs at the height of the pandemic.

Delhi government exaggerated oxygen requirement by 4 times: SC panel

25 Jun 2021

Delhi government exaggerated oxygen requirement by 4 times: SC panel

CM Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP government in Delhi exaggerated the national capital's oxygen needs when the second COVID-19 wave was at its peak during April 25-May 10, found an audit team constituted by the Supreme Court.

Priyanka Gandhi slams Yogi government over Agra hospital's 'mock drill'

09 Jun 2021

Priyanka Gandhi slams Yogi government over Agra hospital's 'mock drill'

Slamming the Yogi Adityanath dispensation over the reported "mock drill" at a private hospital in Agra in which oxygen supply was allegedly cut off for five minutes, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra asked if the Uttar Pradesh government will bring out the truth and punish those guilty.

UP hospital snapped oxygen supply, 22 patients died within minutes

08 Jun 2021

UP hospital snapped oxygen supply, 22 patients died within minutes

The Uttar Pradesh government said it has launched an inquiry after a purported video of the owner of a private hospital in Agra has surfaced, where he claimed to have cut off the oxygen supply of patients admitted there on April 26.

#MannkiBaat: Modi praises India's COVID-19 response; 'oxygen production increased 10-fold'

30 May 2021

#MannkiBaat: Modi praises India's COVID-19 response; 'oxygen production increased 10-fold'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday addressed the 77th edition of his monthly radio show 'Mann ki Baat'.

Kalra committed white-collar crime: Delhi Police tells court

29 May 2021

Kalra committed white-collar crime: Delhi Police tells court

Businessman Navneet Kalra, accused in an oxygen concentrator black marketing case, committed a white-collar crime and earned profits by selling medical devices at exorbitant prices to those on death beds, the Delhi Police told a court on Saturday.

BCCI to donate 2,000 oxygen concentrators in fight against COVID-19

24 May 2021

BCCI to donate 2,000 oxygen concentrators in fight against COVID-19

In a major move, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will contribute 2,000 oxygen concentrators of 10 liters each to help India fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

Microsoft provides 125 oxygen concentrators to Noida Authority

19 May 2021

Microsoft provides 125 oxygen concentrators to Noida Authority

Tech giant Microsoft India has provided 125 oxygen concentrators to Noida Authority to help tackle the COVID-19 pandemic in the Noida City of Uttar Pradesh.

Navneet Kalra arrested for black marketing of oxygen concentrators

17 May 2021

Navneet Kalra arrested for black marketing of oxygen concentrators

The Delhi Police arrested businessman Navneet Kalra on Sunday night for alleged black marketing and hoarding of oxygen concentrators amid the coronavirus pandemic, officials said.

Cannot correlate deaths to oxygen shortage: Goa hospital

16 May 2021

Cannot correlate deaths to oxygen shortage: Goa hospital

Days after Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said the supply of medical oxygen in the state has "caused some issues," Goa Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) Dean SM Bandekar said there cannot be a correlation between the drop in oxygen supply in COVID-19 wards and deaths of patients.

India at war: INOX chief Siddharth Jain on oxygen crisis

14 May 2021

India at war: INOX chief Siddharth Jain on oxygen crisis

As India witnesses an alarming COVID-19 spike, instances of oxygen shortage continue to emerge.

Oxygen crisis: 74 die at Goa Medical College and Hospital

14 May 2021

Oxygen crisis: 74 die at Goa Medical College and Hospital

In the past four days, 74 patients died at the Goa Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) reportedly due to a lack of medical oxygen. The GMCH is the biggest COVID-19 facility in the state.

Accused of black-marketing oxygen concentrators, who's Navneet 'Khan Chacha' Kalra?

13 May 2021

Accused of black-marketing oxygen concentrators, who's Navneet 'Khan Chacha' Kalra?

A Delhi court on Thursday dismissed the anticipatory bail plea of businessman Navneet Kalra in connection with the case of alleged hoarding and black marketing of oxygen concentrators in the national capital.

'Emergency auto ambulance,' an initiative helping COVID-19 patients in Chennai

12 May 2021

'Emergency auto ambulance,' an initiative helping COVID-19 patients in Chennai

At a time when oxygen is in high demand amid the second wave of COVID-19 in the country, with people scampering for hospital beds with oxygen supply, a Chennai-based NGO is reaching out to the needy in makeshift ambulances with the life-saving gas.

SC sets up COVID-19 task force to facilitate oxygen distribution

09 May 2021

SC sets up COVID-19 task force to facilitate oxygen distribution

The Supreme Court has directed the formation of a National Task Force to facilitate India's COVID-19 response as the Narendra Modi government appears to have abdicated its responsibility.

700 MT oxygen should reach Delhi daily, SC tells Centre

07 May 2021

700 MT oxygen should reach Delhi daily, SC tells Centre

In sharp remarks to the Centre, the Supreme Court (SC) on Friday reiterated that Delhi should receive 700 metric tonnes (MT) of oxygen on a daily basis until further orders.

Supreme Court rejects Centre's plea over oxygen supply to Karnataka

07 May 2021

Supreme Court rejects Centre's plea over oxygen supply to Karnataka

The Supreme Court of India today rejected the central government's petition challenging a Karnataka High Court order over oxygen supply to the southern state.

Centre moves SC over Karnataka HC's order on oxygen supply

06 May 2021

Centre moves SC over Karnataka HC's order on oxygen supply

The Centre on Thursday moved the Supreme Court against a Karnataka High Court order seeking an increase in the daily supply of liquid medical oxygen (LMO) to the state to 1,200 metric tonnes (MT) from the present 965 MT.

Delhi: COVID-19 patients at home can apply for oxygen online

06 May 2021

Delhi: COVID-19 patients at home can apply for oxygen online

Amid reports of families of COVID-19 patients struggling to procure liquid medical oxygen (LMO) in time, the Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government on Thursday announced that all persons in home isolation requiring oxygen may apply for the same on the Delhi government website.

Foreign relief material for COVID-19 reached 31 states, says Centre

06 May 2021

Foreign relief material for COVID-19 reached 31 states, says Centre

As the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage in the country, the crippling shortage of medical supplies nationwide is being met by humanitarian assistance from across the world.

#OxygenCrisis: Thirteen die at TN Hospital; officials rubbish shortage claims

05 May 2021

#OxygenCrisis: Thirteen die at TN Hospital; officials rubbish shortage claims

As many as 13 people died at a Government Hospital near Chennai in a span of 24 hours, with their relatives alleging oxygen shortage, a charge stoutly denied by officials on Wednesday.

Delhi HC contempt case against Centre won't bring oxygen: SC

05 May 2021

Delhi HC contempt case against Centre won't bring oxygen: SC

The Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed the operation of a Delhi High Court order regarding a show-cause notice for contempt to the Centre for failing to supply adequate oxygen.

Karnataka: 24 patients die as hospital faces oxygen shortage

03 May 2021

Karnataka: 24 patients die as hospital faces oxygen shortage

As many as 24 patients died at a government hospital in Karnataka's Chamarajanagara district allegedly due to the lack of oxygen supply, reports said on Monday.

COVID-19: Supreme Court advises Centre, states to impose lockdown

03 May 2021

COVID-19: Supreme Court advises Centre, states to impose lockdown

The Supreme Court of India has advised the central and state governments to consider imposing a lockdown in order to contain the spread of the coronavirus, which has pushed the country's healthcare infrastructure past its brink.

Oxygen shortage: Delhi hospitals cry for help

03 May 2021

Oxygen shortage: Delhi hospitals cry for help

Battling an acute shortage of oxygen, some hospitals in Delhi on Sunday sent out desperate SOS calls to authorities to replenish their dwindling stocks, with one healthcare facility even requesting the government to shift out its patients.

High Court questions Centre over oxygen allocation to Delhi

29 Apr 2021

High Court questions Centre over oxygen allocation to Delhi

The Delhi High Court on Thursday asked the Centre why states like Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh got more oxygen than they asked for, but the repeated appeals of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)-led government in the National Capital weren't entertained.

Centre not sending allocated quantity of oxygen: Delhi government

29 Apr 2021

Centre not sending allocated quantity of oxygen: Delhi government

The Delhi government on Wednesday claimed that it is not receiving the oxygen quantity allocated to it by the Centre even as an official order has been issued to allot a detailed proportion of the supply of the life-saving gas to hospitals.