Government limits oxygen supply to industry, diverts it for medical use to battle Covid
Sunday, 18 April 2021 Health secretary Rajesh Bhushan wrote to states on Sunday saying other sectors should consider measures such as importing oxygen or setting up their own air separator units to meet requirements. He said the move was necessitated as the DPIIT suggested that demand for medical oxygen had surged to almost 60% of the daily oxygen production and was expected to rise further.
A COVID-19 patient died allegedly due to low oxygen supply in NMCH in Kota. Hospital superintendent Nilesh Jain said, "We faced a 2-5 minute disturbance due to lack of cylinders resulting in the death of a woman. The amount of pressure to operate ventilator had gone down."
Meerut District Magistrate K Balaji on April 30 informed that COVID cases have declined in the last two days but the trend will be watched for one week. "We have seen a decline in cases in the last two..
Uttar Pradesh Police has arrested one Sameer in Ghaziabad with 638 oxygen cylinders on April 29. The accused was selling these cylinders to desperate patients in black amid shortage of medical oxygen..
With several COVID-19 patients struggling to get medical oxygen across the country, A 'mandap decorator', Pascal Saldhana in Mumbai, has given the spare oxygen cylinder of his wife, who is on dialysis..