SC ropes in experts for national task force to overhaul allocation of O2 to states
Saturday, 8 May 2021 Supreme Court on Saturday drew health experts from all over India to set up a National Task Force to devise a scientific formula for rational and equitable allocation of oxygen to states, audit utilisation and suggest means to augment production. The bench asked the cabinet secretary to be the convenor of the group and said the expert body will, within a week, provide the formula for need-based, dynamic allocation of medical oxygen to states and UTs.
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In these challenging times of the COVID-19 crisis, Ludhiana-based steel company helping government and people with O2 cylinders. Amid COVID second wave, India is reeling under acute shortage of medical oxygen. The people across the globe are leaving no stone unturned and are being the backbone of each other. Immunity kits are also being arranged for the needy by Vardhman Special Steels Limited.
India received Covid-19 medical aid from the United Kingdom on May 9. The flight carrying oxygen generators and ventilators landed in Delhi. The United Kingdom sent 3 oxygen generators and 1,000 ventilators. Following the delivery, the Ministry of External Affairs expressed gratitude to the UK. Each generator has the capacity to produce 500 litres of O2/min, enough to treat 50 people at a time. UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab had said, "The UK is sending surplus oxygen generators from Northern Ireland to India. This life-saving equipment will support the country's hospitals as they care for vulnerable Covid patients." Watch the full video for more.
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As a severe shortage of medical oxygen hurts India's Covid-19 patients, Thailand became the latest country to send O2 cylinders and concentrators as aid. A Royal Thai Air Force plane landed in Delhi with a consignment of 200 oxygen cylinders and 10 concentrators on behalf of the Thai government, and 100 cylinders and 60 concentrators as donation from the Indian diaspora. Meanwhile, Gilead Sciences sent 25,600 vials of the remdesivir drug which is used in Covid treatment. Watch the full video for more.
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After central government fulfilled the demand of oxygen supply of national capital amid O2 crisis, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on May 06 thanked Centre for providing 730 tons oxygen on May 05. "For the first time, Centre supplied 730 tons oxygen to Delhi yesterday. Delhi requires 700 tons. We're thankful to Centre, Delhi HC and SC. With their efforts, we received 730 tons of oxygen. I request everyone with folded hands to not bring down the supply, we'll be thankful," Delhi CM said.
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