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  • COVID-19 | Delhi to give compensation up to Rs 5 lakh for deaths due to oxygen shortage, forms panel to assess cases May 28, 2021 11:17 AM IST

    COVID-19 | Delhi to give compensation up to Rs 5 lakh for deaths due to oxygen shortage, forms panel to assess cases

    Delhi COVID Deaths: The committee will assess online and offline complaints and/or representations regarding deaths due to oxygen shortage on “case-to-case basis”

  • Kerala seeks more oxygen as demand surges; stormy weather may hit supply May 14, 2021 02:08 PM IST

    Kerala seeks more oxygen as demand surges; stormy weather may hit supply

    Kerala wants more oxygen because COVID-19 cases are rising and supply may be hit by disruption in power supply and road transport under the influence of a cyclone that is developing over Lakshadweep and forecast to move towards Gujarat.

  • Explained | Why India is short of oxygen tankers May 07, 2021 05:51 PM IST

    Explained | Why India is short of oxygen tankers

    Before the second wave of COVID-19, India had 1,200 cryogenic tankers. It now has 1,600 tankers and requires at least 300 more. The cost of one tanker will be around Rs 35-Rs 40 lakh, excluding the chassis cost.

  • Oxygen-surplus Kerala in a spot as demand picks up May 07, 2021 01:29 PM IST

    Oxygen-surplus Kerala in a spot as demand picks up

    Though the situation is manageable now, with demand around 150 MTPD, and the state producing around 210 MTPD, govt estimates say that demand is likely to grow 10% every two weeks. One major challenge for the state is that it has no bulk sources like steel plants or major industries.

  • Mahindra Logistics launches Oxygen on Wheels; connects producers with hospitals May 04, 2021 04:10 PM IST

    Mahindra Logistics launches Oxygen on Wheels; connects producers with hospitals

    The service has been rolled out in cities such as Mumbai, Thane, Pune, Pimpri-Chinchwad, Chakan, Nasik and Nagpur in Maharashtra with the company deploying around 100 vehicles to overcome the transportation bottleneck with safe and quick transportation to deliver oxygen cylinders on demand, a release said.

  • Enough supply to meet rising oxygen demand, but India needs at least 300 more cryogenic tankers Apr 29, 2021 03:36 PM IST

    Enough supply to meet rising oxygen demand, but India needs at least 300 more cryogenic tankers

    Transportation of liquid medical oxygen (LMO) was a major bottleneck that the government was facing due to the shortage of such tankers, to transport surplus oxygen from eastern India to other parts of the country.

  • Hospitals in Delhi continue to face oxygen shortage even after emergency supply Apr 23, 2021 07:04 PM IST

    Hospitals in Delhi continue to face oxygen shortage even after emergency supply

    The Max Hospital-Saket on Friday morning sent out an SOS, saying it was left with "an hour's oxygen supply" and over 700 patients admitted.

  • The oxygen mess: How did it all happen? Apr 23, 2021 08:34 AM IST

    The oxygen mess: How did it all happen?

    Complacency, bungling and callousness all played a role in the oxygen shortage even as Covid cases spiked. There will be long term consequences

  • COVID-19 update | 7500 MT oxygen being produced in India daily, 6,600 MT allocated to states for medical use: Govt Apr 21, 2021 08:50 PM IST

    COVID-19 update | 7500 MT oxygen being produced in India daily, 6,600 MT allocated to states for medical use: Govt

    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.

  • EXCLUSIVE | India exported nearly 9300 metric tonnes of oxygen in FY21 as pandemic rolled on Apr 20, 2021 05:54 PM IST

    EXCLUSIVE | India exported nearly 9300 metric tonnes of oxygen in FY21 as pandemic rolled on

    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.

  • IOC, BPCL to supply oxygen to hospitals in Delhi, Haryana, Punjab Apr 19, 2021 07:40 PM IST

    IOC, BPCL to supply oxygen to hospitals in Delhi, Haryana, Punjab

    In the face of a massive surge in demand for medical oxygen during the second wave of the pandemic, IOC has diverted the high-purity oxygen used in its Mono Ethylene Glycol (MEG) unit to produce medical-grade liquid oxygen at its Panipat refinery and petrochemical complex in Haryana.

  • COVID-19 | Maharashtra govt orders oxygen producers to ensure 80% of supply only for medical usage Mar 30, 2021 04:35 PM IST

    COVID-19 | Maharashtra govt orders oxygen producers to ensure 80% of supply only for medical usage

    The COVID-19-related hospitalisations has went up over the past month, leading to concerns being raised over availability of oxygen.

  • In Pics | Coronavirus pandemic: Long-shut factory now helps Afghans breathe free Jul 02, 2020 05:55 PM IST

    In Pics | Coronavirus pandemic: Long-shut factory now helps Afghans breathe free

    Afghanistan has struggled with shortages of medical oxygen. The country gets oxygen cylinders from abroad. Until recently, imports were halted due to sealed borders.

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