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A healthcare worker handling an oxygen cylinder | Representational image | Photo: ThePrint

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.
A Covid patient is offered medical support outside the New Civil Hospital of Surat | Soniya Agrawal | ThePrint

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.
Nigambodh Ghat in Delhi, which has been a designated crematorium for Covid victims, saw a sudden rise in the number of bodies after the second wave of the pandemic hit the country and capital Delhi. Grieving relatives had to stand in queues for interminable hours as the cremation ground became a sea of burning pyres and its electric burners billowed out spirals of smoke.

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.
A healthcare worker handling an oxygen cylinder | Representational image | Photo: ThePrint

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'. 
Representative image | A worker refills oxygen cylinders at a plant in Jalandhar | ANI

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.
Representative image | A worker refills oxygen cylinders at a plant in Jalandhar | ANI

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.
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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.
Family members stand between burning pyres at the Seemapuri crematorium | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

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.
A worker fit medical oxygen cylinders from an Oxygen plant, amid a surge in coronavirus cases, at Sawai Mansingh hospital in Jaipur, on 26 April 2021 | PTI

Modi govt invited bids for 150 oxygen plants last year. Only 33 have been set up till now

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.
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On Sri Lankan man’s lynching, all of Pakistan reacted…and moved on

PM Imran Khan’s tweet of shock. Check. CM’s expression of sadness and ordering of in­­q­ui­­ry. Check. IG police’s vow to arrest the culprits. Check.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.