May 29, 2021 04:31 PM IST
Navneet Kalra, the owner of Delhi's popular Khan Chacha restaurant, was arrested on May 16, nearly a week after more than 500 oxygen concentrators were seized from three restaurants owned by him.
- May 18, 2021 05:55 PM IST
The second wave of infections appears to be ebbing but the state must be prepared with health infrastructure as experts have predicted a third wave, CM Uddhav Thackeray said.
- May 12, 2021 04:56 PM IST
Bengaluru based laboratory of the DRDO's DEBEL had developed the SpO2 (blood oxygen saturation) supplemental oxygen delivery system for soldiers posted at extreme high-altitude areas. Now they will also be used for common citizens of India.
- May 08, 2021 05:53 PM IST
The DRDO-developed drug "helps in faster recovery of hospitalised patients and reduces supplemental oxygen dependence".
- May 05, 2021 06:23 PM IST
Each plant will have the capacity to produce 40 to 50 cylinder per day.
- May 05, 2021 04:42 PM IST
In March and April, the company — a subsidiary of Everest Kanto Cylinder Limited in India — shipped about 6,000 oxygen cylinders and in May the number is likely to go up to 7,000.
- May 05, 2021 04:21 PM IST
The column against the private healthcare facility showed it had oxygen stock left for "999 days and 23 hours" at 10:23 am.
- May 02, 2021 02:05 PM IST
Earlier in the day, the New Zealand High Commission in New Delhi sought help from Congress youth leader Srinivas BV for delivery of oxygen cylinders at their High Commission. Following the tweet, the High Commission deleted the tweet.
- May 01, 2021 04:10 PM IST
Explaining the appropriate usage of concentrators, Sanyogita Naik, Professor and Head of Department Anaesthesia, BJ Medical College, Pune, said: “Oxygen concentrators can be used only in moderate cases of COVID-19 when the patient experiences a drop in oxygen levels, where the oxygen requirement is a maximum of five litres per minute.”
- Apr 30, 2021 04:35 PM IST
The RIL tweaked manufacturing at its oil refineries, based in Gujarat's Jamnagar, to produce over 700 tonnes a day of medical-grade oxygen which is being supplied to states severely hit by COVID-19.
- Apr 25, 2021 09:22 PM IST
Bhartia and Khandelwal said that these big corporates have “proved that they are the sons of the soil and have come forward to help the country at a time when the entire nation was worried about the shortage of medical oxygen”.
- Apr 24, 2021 03:06 PM IST
Medical grade oxygen, oxygen concentrators along with flow meter, regulator, connectors, and tubing, VPSA and PSA oxygen plants, cryogenic oxygen ASUs producing liquid/ gaseous oxygen, are some of the items that have been exempted from basic customs duty and health cess.
- Apr 23, 2021 05:23 PM IST
Though the Union government had supported the Vedanta's recent move on April 22, the state government had opposed to it. The state government had then asked the Thoothukudi administration to conduct a public hearing and send its report on April 23, so that they can submit an affidavit before the Supreme Court.
- Apr 21, 2021 11:20 PM IST
The States where oxygen allocation have been ramped up include -- Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, Madhya Pardesh, Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Jammu and Kashmir, Goa, Chandigarh and Himachal Pradesh.
- Apr 21, 2021 08:59 PM IST
A bench of Justices Vipin Sanghi and Rekha Palli said responsibility to ensure oxygen supply is squarely on Central government shoulders and if necessary, entire supply of oxygen to industries including steel and petroleum can be diverted for medical usage.
- Apr 21, 2021 08:50 PM IST
NITI Aayog member (Health) Dr V K Paul appealed to the states, hospitals and nursing homes to ensure rational use of oxygen as it was a "life-saving" drug for coronavirus infected patients.
- Apr 20, 2021 07:00 PM IST
The supplies being made to states like Gujarat, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh will provide relief to over 70,000 critically ill patients everyday.
- Apr 20, 2021 05:54 PM IST
Official figures show that in just the first three quarters of 2020-21, 9294 MT of oxygen was exported from the country, more than double the 4502 MT exports in the previous year. The vast majority of Oxygen headed to neighboring nation Bangladesh.
- Apr 15, 2021 11:01 PM IST
Last year, the company had supplied around 25 tonnes of medical oxygen when the average daily cases had risen in October-November. The build-own-operate unit of Kochi Refinery has a provision to produce and store liquid oxygen of 99.7 per cent purity.
- Apr 15, 2021 10:35 PM IST
The ministry has identified 100 hospitals for Pressure Swing Adsorption plants which manufacture oxygen and help hospitals become self-sufficient in their requirement for medical oxygen.
- Apr 15, 2021 05:03 PM IST
RIL, which operates world’s biggest refining complex in western India, has also started supplying oxygen from Jamnagar to Maharashtra at no cost.