Sunday, 26 June, 2022

Topic: Oxygen

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.

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.

‘33 mn Gods…not one producing oxygen’: Charlie Hebdo releases cartoon on India’s Covid crisis

Published on 28 April 2021, the cartoon depicts Indians lying on the ground, gasping for oxygen and the accompanying catchphrase says '33 million gods in India and not one capable of producing oxygen'.

Bengaluru grave digger buried Covid dead for months, was buried today after not getting O2 bed

Bengaluru residents claim lack of government beds even as BBMP shows bed availability. CM Yediyurappa has asked patients to not ‘over-stay’ in hospitals.

TN & Andhra SOS to PM, Kerala’s surplus stock over — Oxygen shortage now hits South India

Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala have written to Modi govt flagging high demand for oxygen and the shortage faced by them amid Covid surge.

Vedanta’s Sterlite Copper begins production of medical oxygen, dispatches first batch

The Sterlite copper smelter plant was given approval by the then AIADMK government on 26 April to produce medical oxygen at its Tuticorin facility for a period of four months.

Delhi’s oxygen requirement down to 582 MT, surplus quota can be given to other states: Sisodia

Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia thanked the Centre and HC for coming to the aid of the people while they were in distress due to a surge in the number of coronavirus cases.

Why these Covid patients will need oxygen weeks or even months after recovering

Doctors say in the last wave about 15% Covid-recovered patients needed to be put on long-term oxygen because of lung fibrosis. This time the numbers may be even higher.

PM Modi meets ministers to review availability and supply of oxygen and medicines

A PMO release said the ministers updated the Prime Minister that they are in regular touch with the manufacturers to enhance production and extend all kind of help needed.

Desperate Indians are calling Switzerland for oxygen concentrators

For the past two weeks, retailers Raphael Koch and Dino Vivarelli have been busy fielding a flurry of phone calls, mostly from Indians looking for oxygen concentrators.

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Does breaking up big states boost economy? Data doesn’t back up hype, says Indian study

The study by researchers at Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research looked at economic impact of reorganising Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Bihar in the year 2000.


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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.