New Delhi is now planning to import 50,000 tonnes of oxygen and has set up a special train service called the "Oxygen Express" to transport cylinders to hard-hit states.
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During the course of the hearing, the court was informed that oxygen supplies had been received by Max Hospital, Patparganj, and Max Hospital, Shalimar Bagh. It is the responsibility of the government (to supply). There has been a sudden increase in oxygen requirement in hospitals - both in government and private sectors - in Haryana, particularly in the districts falling in the National Capital Region, the officials said. "This is not true".
THE Delhi High Court Wednesday castigated the Central Government over its handling of the oxygen crisis in the city and across the country, caused by the second wave of Covid19.
Yogesh Dixit, a resident of northern Uttar Pradesh state, said earlier this week that he had to buy two oxygen cylinders at 12,000 rupees ($160) each, more than twice the normal cost, for his ailing father because the state-run hospital in Lucknow had run out of supplies. It is followed by Uttar Pradesh with 33,106 while Delhi reported 24,638 new cases. "What's worse is that they're indulging in this insensitive act despite clear orders from the high court".
Indian Railways is planning to run "Oxygen Express", which will ferry cryogenic containers to pick up oxygen from industrial belts of the country and deliver it to states that are facing a shortage. "We have no option but to keep our oxygen for ourselves", he said. A number of the patients are critical and on ventilator support and ICU, it stated.
Shantived Institute of Medical Sciences said in an "urgent announcement": "Even after repeated requests to the appropriate authorities, continuous/regular supply of oxygen can not be maintained". "However, an officer has taken control over the plant".
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"As a society, it's crucial that we maintain public health measures like masking, physical distancing and avoiding crowds", he said.
Faridabad Deputy Commissioner Garima Mittal denied the allegations, and told PTI, "There is absolutely nothing like that". "There is absolutely nothing like that. Some storage tankers of the company were reaching Faridabad plant from Meerut and once they reach, as usual, they will fill and supply".
However, the situation only worsened in 24 hours - with six hospitals desperate for oxygen instead of three - leaving the judges livid.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who on Tuesday went into self-isolation after his wife tested positive, tweeted late Tuesday that some hospitals in the megacity "are left with just a few hours of oxygen".
In the last 11 days, the daily count of cases has nearly doubled from 1.31 lakh reported on April 9 to 2.73 lakh on April 20.
There are still a total of 2,291,428 active cases in the country, with an increase of 133,890 active cases through Wednesday, as 13,454,880 people have been cured and discharged from hospitals so far across the country.