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70% Indians overcharged for ambulances, 36% for oxygen during 2nd Covid wave, survey finds

Survey by LocalCircles reveals that half of those who overpaid for ambulances were charged five times the regular price.
Black Fungus infected patients wait for surgery at a ward near the operation theatre at government ENT Hospital in Hyderabad, on 21 May 2021 | Representational Image | PTI

Steroids or industrial oxygen? Jury is still out but black fungus no longer a problem

Modi govt believes black fungus was caused by steroid overuse but doctors say lack of sufficient oxygen hygiene may have been a factor too.

‘My crime was I fought for breath of 2 cr people’ — Kejriwal after report on Delhi’s O2 need

A sub-group constituted by the SC to audit oxygen consumption at the hospital in the national capital has said that Delhi govt 'exaggerated' consumption of the life-saving gas.
Delhi Deputy CM and AAP leader Manish Sisodia during a press conference in New Delhi, on 11 May 2021 | PTI

‘BJP showing false report’: Sisodia dismisses allegations of Delhi’s inflated oxygen need

Deputy CM Manish Sisodia said AAP govt spoke to members of SC-appointed committee who said they didn't sign or approve any report about Delhi's oxygen need during second Covid wave.

Delhi govt forms 4-member panel to look into deaths due to oxygen shortage, awaits LG’s nod

Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia said the committee will look into each case and decide whether the death happened due to the shortage of oxygen.
The Shehnai banquet hall is a covid facility that was opened last year. The facility is currently overburdened unlike last year. This facility did not have oxygen cylinders, but it does have now, as most of the patients complaint of breathing difficulties | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Delhi govt forms 6-member panel to assess cases of patients who died due to lack of oxygen

The panel is meant to grant compensation and check whether the oxygen was being used properly at the hospital as per the norms, an official order said.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal addresses the media on Covid-19 vaccination campaigns, on 11 May 2021 | PTI

Preparing for possible 3rd Covid wave, imported 6,000 oxygen cylinders from China: Kejriwal

Delhi government is creating three depots to store the cylinders. These can be given to people in need and can be used to create additional oxygen beds at hospitals, Kejriwal added.

India is too strategic to fail. Support on Covid shows our diplomacy punches above its weight

The shipment of 66.3 million vaccines is a sign of India’s commitment to good global citizenship. It is this sense of unity that has come to India’s assistance today.
The Covid-19 hospital in Chamrajanagara | Photo: Rohini Swamy/ThePrint

O2 shortage led to 36 deaths at Chamarajanagara hospital, DC & hospital negligent, report says

Karnataka HC-appointed panel notes that by 2 May hospital's supply of oxygen 'was completely exhausted' — the day 24 of the 36 deaths occurred. Report submitted to HC last week.
Purnea DM Rahul Kumar inside the Covid control room at Sadar Hospital | Photo by special arrangement

How this Bihar IAS officer saved nearly 250 lives by solving acute oxygen crisis in 8 hours

Purnea averted a disaster on 12 May when the Bihar district's only oxygen plant broke down. An 8-hour operation led by DM Rahul Kumar managed to defuse the crisis.
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.