SpiceJet’s freighter arm airlifts 3,100 oxygen concentrators from Beijing

Budget carrier SpiceJet’s freighter arm on Wednesday airlifted 3,100 oxygen concentrators from Beijing. The airline used its B767 and A330 wide-body aircraft to airlift these concentrators from Beijing, with the first consignment arriving in New Delhi at 9.10 a.m. on Wednesday and the second one scheduled to arrive later in the afternoon, SpiceJet said. The … Read more SpiceJet’s freighter arm airlifts 3,100 oxygen concentrators from Beijing

Putting officers in jail won’t bring oxygen to Delhi, says SC; seeks info on allocation in 3 days

The top court is hearing Centre’s appeal against Delhi High Court’s Tuesday order. Putting officers in jail is not going to bring oxygen to Delhi, the Supreme Court said on Wednesday while it asked the Centre about the supply it has made to the national capital since May 3. “Let us ensure lives are saved,” … Read more Putting officers in jail won’t bring oxygen to Delhi, says SC; seeks info on allocation in 3 days

Death of COVID-19 patients due to oxygen shortage a ‘criminal act, not less than genocide’: Allahabad HC

Allahabad: Coming down heavily on the Uttar Pradesh government, the Allahabad High Court has said that the death of COVID-19 patients due to oxygen shortage is a “criminal act and not less than a “genocide.” The high court said this on Tuesday amid reports of shortage of medical oxygen due to a rise in COVID-19 … Read more Death of COVID-19 patients due to oxygen shortage a ‘criminal act, not less than genocide’: Allahabad HC

No plan yet to ensure Delhi hospitals don’t run out of oxygen

Delhi’s hospitals are now queuing up before manufacturers at home and abroad to set up oxygen generating plants over the next two weeks to reduce their dependence on suppliers. Despite a severe oxygen shortage in Delhi for the last two weeks, there has been no clear strategy for ensuring hospitals do not run out of … Read more No plan yet to ensure Delhi hospitals don’t run out of oxygen

Coronavirus | Capital casesheet: unending replay of pathos, pain

  In the national capital, a horror story that starts with “I have fever” is being played out in almost every family as COVID-19 cases continue to surge. At every step of the way, from getting tested to finding oxygen support and a hospital bed, the healthcare system has been overwhelmed. Outside hospitals, and in … Read more Coronavirus | Capital casesheet: unending replay of pathos, pain

COVID-19 surge | In Chennai, a happy ending after tense moments

Sandhya Kumar got a call from a friend in Dubai two days ago to help his sister get a hospital bed as she was becoming breathless. Ms. Sandhya and her husband were then returning from Chengalpattu. They started making calls as they were driving back to the City. “We were trying desperately, contacting friends, doctors … Read more COVID-19 surge | In Chennai, a happy ending after tense moments

Since Oct. 2020, 10,787 ventilators installed in hospitals: Home Ministry

In affidavit in SC, Ministry says country has only 1,224 oxygen tankers and that is being increased to 2,000 The Union Home Ministry claimed in an affidavit in the Supreme Court on Tuesday that since October 2020 as many as 10,787 ventilators have been installed in various hospitals across the country. There is a sudden … Read more Since Oct. 2020, 10,787 ventilators installed in hospitals: Home Ministry

COVID-19 surge | Women’s T20 challenge unlikely to happen: BCCI sources

None of the Australian, English, South African or West Indies cricketers will be able to travel to India due to air travel restrictions The three-team Women’s T20 challenge, which is held during the IPL, is unlikely to go ahead this year given the current restrictions imposed by countries on air travel with India due to … Read more COVID-19 surge | Women’s T20 challenge unlikely to happen: BCCI sources

PM reviews meeting with top officials to review Covid-19 situation | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: PM Narendra Modi on Tuesday chaired a meeting with top officials to review the Covid-19 situation in the country. The empowered group working on boosting Oxygen Supply briefed the PM on the efforts being made to ramp up availability and supply of oxygen in the country, PMO release said. “They informed the PM … Read more PM reviews meeting with top officials to review Covid-19 situation | India News – Times of India

Inspired by Cummins, Brett Lee donates bitcoin for India’s fight against COVID-19

On Tuesday evening, one bitcoin was trading at over ₹40 lakh. Inspired by his countryman Pat Cummins’ gesture, former Australian pacer Brett Lee on Tuesday decided to donate one bitcoin (approximately ₹40 lakh) to help India in its fight against the raging COVID-19 pandemic. Cummins on Monday won lots of hearts when he announced a … Read more Inspired by Cummins, Brett Lee donates bitcoin for India’s fight against COVID-19