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Where are the 300 tonnes of emergency Covid-19 supplies that have landed in Delhi in last five days? -Arunabh Saikia & Supriya Sharma

-Scroll.in No domestic flights have taken off to carry the supplies to other parts of India, nor have states been informed about their share by the Centre. In the past five days, 25 flights loaded with 300 tonnes of emergency Covid-19 relief supplies have landed in India’s capital from around the world. The supplies include 5,500 oxygen concentrators, 3,200 Oxygen cylinders and 1,36,000 remdesivir injections, said a spokesperson of the Delhi International...

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Citizens Are Plugging India’s Gaping, Governance Gaps In Covid Care -Salik Ahmad

-Article-14.com As India faces a catastrophic second wave and the government is largely prominent by its absence, thousands of ordinary citizens are stepping up to help with information, oxygen, hospital beds, crematoria and even performing last rites, regardless of religion. New Delhi: Ifrah Fatima, 26, an MBBS graduate in Hyderabad was “doomscrolling Twitter” on 18 April, feeling “utterly helpless” about India’s Covid-19 emergency, when an idea struck her. She posted on Instagram,...

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Patna’s 2 big Covid facilities left with 2-day oxygen stock -Santosh Singh

-The Indian Express As many as 16 private hospitals in Patna have oxygen stock of less than one to two days, it is learnt. Among these are Park Surgicals, Royal Hospital, Samay Hospital, Siddharth Hospital, Capital Hospital, Himalaya Hospital, Nidan Hospital and Tara Hospital. Patna: * On Sunday, four Covid-19 patients died at a hospital in Kankerbagh, Patna, allegedly due to shortage of oxygen. * A day before that, a 36-year-old person died...

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Beds to cylinders, people lend a hand on social media -Surbhi Gupta

-The Indian Express Many groups, previously engaged with blood donation, have also stepped up to the task. From fulfilling plasma needs, these volunteers are now working on getting ventilators, Oxygen cylinders, hospitals beds and medicines. For over a week, citizen volunteers across the country, from students to social media influencers, have been responding to SOS requests on Twitter from Covid patients seeking oxygen, ventilators, hospital beds, plasma and medicines. The website has become...

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Explained: The extent of the oxygen crisis in India, and solutions -Tabassum Barnagarwala

-The Indian Express Amid shortages in a number of states, the Centre has set about plans to import 50,000 tonnes of medical oxygen. Which states are worst hit, why is transportation difficult, and what is the way forward? As India touches 16 lakh active Covid-19 infections, a number of states have reported shortages of medical oxygen for a growing pool of patients in need of oxygen support. India plans to import 50,000...

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