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  • Industrial oxygen: DPIIT further relaxes norms for mandatory diversion Jun 09, 2021 01:23 PM IST

    Industrial oxygen: DPIIT further relaxes norms for mandatory diversion

    From June 1 onwards, the government had temporarily permitted the resumption of oxygen supply for industrial use by key manufacturing sectors, pursuant to certain fixed limits. On June 8, the DPIIT further relaxed those targets allowing more oxygen for industrial use.

  • Karnataka govt threatens JSW Steel with legal action over shortfall of oxygen supply Jun 03, 2021 01:12 PM IST

    Karnataka govt threatens JSW Steel with legal action over shortfall of oxygen supply

    Karnataka government reportedly said that JSW Steel's oxygen supply constitutes 70 percent of oxygen from plants in the state and oxygen shortfall is impacting COVID patients.

  • How Oxygen Express turned life savers for India? May 28, 2021 03:43 PM IST

    How Oxygen Express turned life savers for India?

  • Students of Sri Ram College of Commerce to set up an oxygen plant in Delhi along with Doctors For You May 24, 2021 04:07 PM IST

    Students of Sri Ram College of Commerce to set up an oxygen plant in Delhi along with Doctors For You

    This plant is touted to have enough capacity to produce 150 litres of oxygen per minute. This can serve up to 20-30 beds at a time, as per a statement.

  • COVID-19 India | Indian Air Force flies in cryogenic oxygen cylinders from 3 countries May 23, 2021 04:28 PM IST

    COVID-19 India | Indian Air Force flies in cryogenic oxygen cylinders from 3 countries

    Two more oxygen concentrators are to be brought into India via IAF C-17 from Bordeaux to Hindan.

  • Maharashtra to give financial incentives for new oxygen-making units May 22, 2021 06:57 PM IST

    Maharashtra to give financial incentives for new oxygen-making units

    The government will also give a refund on gross SGST, stamp duty, electricity duty and unit subsidy of power cost for five years, interest subsidy for MSME units with a fixed capital investment of up to Rs 50 crore.

  • Over 1,300 O2 beds, about 530 ICU beds added in 12 AIIMS for COVID treatment May 19, 2021 12:25 PM IST

    Over 1,300 O2 beds, about 530 ICU beds added in 12 AIIMS for COVID treatment

    There are currently 1,925 non-ICU oxygen beds and about 908 ICU beds, including ventilators at AIIMS, Bhubaneswar, AIIMS, Bhopal, AIIMS, Jodhpur, AIIMS, Patna, AIIMS, Raipur, AIIMS Rishikesh, AIIMS, Mangalagiri, AIIMS, Nagpur, AIIMS, Raebareli, AIIMS, Bathinda, AIIMS, Bibinagar and AIIMS, Gorakhpur.

  • COVID-19 | Centre planning oxygen plants in 86 Railway Hospitals May 18, 2021 02:35 PM IST

    COVID-19 | Centre planning oxygen plants in 86 Railway Hospitals

    “This massive capacity enhancement in Railway Hospitals would usher in better infrastructure to handle medical emergencies,” it added.

  • COVID-19 | 4.32 lakh railway employees vaccinated so far, says Railway Board Chairman Suneet Sharma May 17, 2021 07:07 PM IST

    COVID-19 | 4.32 lakh railway employees vaccinated so far, says Railway Board Chairman Suneet Sharma

    The national carrier has transported 10,000 tonnes of liquid medical oxygen on its 'Oxygen Express' trains.

  • India got 5.3 lakh Remdesivir vials, 13,496 oxygen cylinders as foreign aid: Centre May 17, 2021 07:51 AM IST

    India got 5.3 lakh Remdesivir vials, 13,496 oxygen cylinders as foreign aid: Centre

    India has been receiving international donations and aid of COVID-19 relief medical supplies and equipment since April 27 from different countries and organisations to augment its efforts to combat the pandemic outbreak.

  • Steel, oil industry supplying 6,650 MT oxygen per day; setting health infra: Dharmendra Pradhan May 16, 2021 06:38 PM IST

    Steel, oil industry supplying 6,650 MT oxygen per day; setting health infra: Dharmendra Pradhan

    Both public and private sector steel plants have ramped up daily production capacities, including through diverting liquid nitrogen and argon production capacity towards production of additional quantities of LMO, Dharmendra Pradhan said.

  • Delhi's O2 requirement down to 582 MT, told Centre to give surplus quota to other states: Manish Sisodia May 13, 2021 12:44 PM IST

    Delhi's O2 requirement down to 582 MT, told Centre to give surplus quota to other states: Manish Sisodia

    He thanked the Centre and the Delhi High Court for coming to the aid of the people of Delhi while they were in distress due to a surge in the number of coronavirus cases.

  • Vedanta’s Sterlite plant sends out first load of medical oxygen May 13, 2021 11:44 AM IST

    Vedanta’s Sterlite plant sends out first load of medical oxygen

    The Supreme Court had on April 27 allowed the Sterlite Copper plant in Thoothukudi, which was shut down in May 2018 over pollution concerns, to reopen to produce oxygen.

  • Sterlite Copper begins production of medical oxygen; dispatches first batch May 13, 2021 11:15 AM IST

    Sterlite Copper begins production of medical oxygen; dispatches first batch

    The Sterlite copper smelter plant was given approval by the then AIADMK government on April 26 at an all-party meeting to produce medical oxygen at its facility for a period of four months at the facility in Tuticorin about 600 kms from here.

  • Proactive steps taken to ensure 24x7 power supply to oxygen plants: Govt May 12, 2021 03:25 PM IST

    Proactive steps taken to ensure 24x7 power supply to oxygen plants: Govt

    The ministry is monitoring the power supply to 73 major identified oxygen plants across the country out of which 13 plants supply oxygen to NCR, it said in a statement.

  • National Task Force on oxygen: Why has it been constituted, who are its members and their mandate May 10, 2021 01:58 PM IST

    National Task Force on oxygen: Why has it been constituted, who are its members and their mandate

    Since a significantly large number of COVID patients require oxygen support in the second wave than during the first wave, and there is a severe shortage of oxygen and complaints against the Centre’s allocation policy, the Supreme Court has set up a 12-member task force to streamline the allocation.

  • COVID-19 Second Wave | Oxygen cylinders, concentrators and generation plants got as aid expedited to states, says Centre May 10, 2021 01:31 PM IST

    COVID-19 Second Wave | Oxygen cylinders, concentrators and generation plants got as aid expedited to states, says Centre

    Over 3 lakh Remdesivir vials, also received as part of the global aid, has been dispatched to states and UTs in their fight against COVID-19

  • Centre will ensure that oxygen plants get ‘continuous’ power supply: Report May 10, 2021 10:08 AM IST

    Centre will ensure that oxygen plants get ‘continuous’ power supply: Report

    State-run Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) has been appointed the nodal agency for monitoring supply to 73 major oxygen plants

  • Needed, a master plan to deliver oxygen, ventilators and medicines to beat COVID-19 May 10, 2021 08:38 AM IST

    Needed, a master plan to deliver oxygen, ventilators and medicines to beat COVID-19

    The irony is that the skill for such a plan not only exists in India, but has already been working with the government in another sphere and is now using that model to deliver oxygen

  • Government exempts toll fee on vehicles carrying liquid medical oxygen amid COVID-19 crisis May 08, 2021 07:29 PM IST

    Government exempts toll fee on vehicles carrying liquid medical oxygen amid COVID-19 crisis

    This decision has been made keeping in view of the current unprecedented demand for medical oxygen in the country as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, it said.

  • Supreme Court constitutes National Task Force to streamline medical oxygen allocation May 08, 2021 05:38 PM IST

    Supreme Court constitutes National Task Force to streamline medical oxygen allocation

    The move comes amid a grave oxygen crisis currently unfolding in the country.

  • Oil for oxygen: Covid-hit India welcomes Saudi medical aid, boosts oil imports May 08, 2021 12:00 PM IST

    Oil for oxygen: Covid-hit India welcomes Saudi medical aid, boosts oil imports

    In a series of tweets, Indian oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan also welcomed offers by Saudi Arabia, UAE and Qatar to supply containers for the next six months and for an assurance of a steady commercial supply of LMO to India.

  • 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.

  • COVID-19: Dr Anthony Fauci's advice to India May 07, 2021 05:17 PM IST

    COVID-19: Dr Anthony Fauci's advice to India

    Speaking exclusively to News18 America’s top public health expert, Dr Anthony Fauci, has advised a complete lockdown in India. Dr Fauci argues that a short-term lockdown is necessary to break the ‘chain of transmission’. India has been avoiding lockdowns due to its economy. But Dr Fauci believes that a timely lockdown would help the economy recover in the long run.

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