Wednesday, 25 May, 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

US President Joe Biden speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on 16 August 2021. Biden defended his decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan | Samuel Corum | Bloomberg

US blames failure to shut Pakistan border for Afghan defeat. India, please take note

The US could have used its coercive resources to compel Pakistan to shut down the Taliban’s transborder sanctuaries. It chose not to—costing its victory.
Vendors at a store selling edible oils at Begum Bazaar in Hyderabad, India| Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Modi govt to allow duty-free import of soybean, sunflower oil, cool surging prices

The government will permit purchases of 2 million tons each of the two vegetable oils per annum this fiscal year and the next, according to a notification by the finance ministry.

Defence

Naval helicopters | Representational image | indiannavy.nic.in

What’s Combined Military Forces-Bahrain? US-backed coalition India joined on Quad sidelines

India is 35th member of the maritime counterterrorism partnership that also includes Pakistan, Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany and Greece, among others.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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