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India COVID crisis: Lack of oxygen killed them, not the virus

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The terrible costof a badly failing health system dozens dead at a hospital in chamraj nagar districttheir final moments spent gasping for air as oxygen supplies ran out other hospitals fear their patients will meet the same fate hospitals in delhi send desperate requests for oxygen supplies

warning that patients are dying too of ten their please go

In hospital sanjevaan Dr. Munkar Pendukar interviewed to a local news channel and said that my mother and brother had admitted here my father passed away on april 26th i had to start working again two days after because the situation is so bad that we can’t just rest at home outrage is growing over critical oxygen shortages the supreme court ordered the central government to resolve delhi’s oxygen crisis within 48 hours or be held in contempt prime minister narendra modi promised to fix converting nitrogen manufacturing plants to make oxygen

He also added that we have created an oxygen generation plant here it is a type of oxygen concentrator only with the greater capacity we can give oxygen to about 18 to 20 patients at any given time more than a dozen states have imposed lockdowns in a last-ditch effort to contain the devastation it’s been a horror week for India with 2.6 million new cases recorded and the nightmare is showing no signs of letting up

india’s serum institute says a severe shortage of vaccines will continue until at least july disheartening news for scores of indians who’ve tried in vain to get a jab aid has been rushed to india from around the world the french government donated oxygen generation plants so a in-house machine like this which produces 24 7 is going to be a great help in augmenting the supplies so that the gap between the requirementand supply can be bridged

Delhi gov’t spar over oxygen

Bankata meant the distribution of medical oxygen by the federal government to the states, including Delhi.

“Yesterday, Delhi received 440 MT (metric tonnes) of oxygen which is lower than the allocated quota of 590 MT. We need 976 MT oxygen daily as we are increasing the number of beds,” Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia told reporters on Monday.

Last week, the frequent pleas for oxygen by Delhi hospitals triggered a verbal face-off between the central government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Delhi government of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

On April 24, Kejriwal livestreamed his plea to Modi for oxygen during a virtual meeting called by the prime minister with some chief ministers. A miffed Modi accused Kejriwal of “breaking the protocol” by making public the developments in an “in-house meeting”.

On Saturday, the Delhi High Court, in a sharp reprimand, directed the central government to ensure that hospitals in the capital are provided with an adequate supply of oxygen. Modi’s government, instead of complying, moved an application urging the court to recall its order.

so this equipment is life-saving as of now but the sheer weight of numbers means the help from overseas is barely touching the sides the past week has been india’s worst since the pandemic began and health authorities fear the next will be no better floyd.


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