Tuesday, 29 November, 2022
TopicOxygen cylinders

Topic: Oxygen cylinders

Modi govt urges states to conduct mock drills, ensure full functionality of oxygen equipment

Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan asked to ensure that the gap between equipment and systems delivered to the districts & installed at healthcare facilities is reduced to zero

Delhi Police busts racket that promised oxygen cylinders in 2nd wave, made Rs 1.4 cr in 15 days

Delhi Police conducted intensive investigation for 6 months, arrested 2 kingpins from Bihar — a PhD student who teaches in a coaching institute, and an MCA degree holder.

Need legal advice on dealing with Covid fraud? These lawyer groups promise to help for free

Lawyers against Covifraud and India pro bono lawyers are among the groups that have organised through social media to offer advice and aid to victims of pandemic-related frauds.

To avoid ‘Delhi-like’ crisis, Tamil Nadu’s ‘oxygen war room’ is working 24×7 to ensure supply

Working since 6 May, the war room in Chennai services 200 hospitals and nursing homes, tracking stocks and coordinating with suppliers and police to ensure no delays.

Funeral queues, grieving families, gasping patients — these photos tell how Delhi is suffering

I have never seen a crematorium this full, people waiting in queues for hours. A worker told me how two families abandoned the bodies, fearing for own lives standing amid burning pyres.

What’s behind Delhi’s O2 crisis? A critical calculation Kejriwal & Modi govts forgot to make

This missing crucial element is why central govt’s policy for allocation of medical oxygen to states and UTs was labelled flawed by Supreme Court, which called for a 'complete revamp'. 

Centre vs Centre — oxygen quota stokes public spat between PGIMER and Chandigarh admin

PGIMER alleged Chandigarh administration had blocked its access to oxygen, while the latter accused the premier hospital of 'illegally' accessing supplies beyond its allocation.

Govt fast-tracks import of oxygen cylinders, Indian firms warn it could lead to poor quality

To mitigate the ban on use of industrial oxygen, the approval process for global manufacturers has been made completely virtual, cutting down the time from six weeks to a few days.

Delhi HC asks Centre why it shouldn’t face contempt for failing to supply oxygen to Delhi

The two-judge bench rejected the Centre's submission that Delhi was not entitled to 700 metric tonnes of medical oxygen in light of existing medical infrastructure.

17 ‘triggering’ images, each tells story of Delhi’s Covid disaster that a thousand words can’t

For well over a week, the same old story has been playing out in the national capital — of deaths, few hospital beds and a city gasping for breath.

On Camera

YourTurn

Former Pakistani Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa | ISPR/Twitter

On my last day as Pakistan Army Chief, I leave Asim Munir with bigger problems than my billions

Does Indian Army Chief Gen Pande have no interest in making CPEC, cheese pizza economic corridor? I suggest him this corridor against China. Learn from us.
Representational image of workers at a construction site | ANI

GDP data this week will indicate FY23 outlook. But analysis shows growth still below pre-Covid yrs

Analysis of industrial & consumer data not included in usual ‘high-frequency indicators’ shows although demand seems to have recovered from pandemic, it remains weak.

Defence

Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.