Thursday, 2 February, 2023
TopicOxygen crisis

Topic: oxygen crisis

Hospitals in war-hit Ukraine could run out of medical oxygen in 24 hours, says WHO

Manufacturers of medical oxygen in several parts of the eastern European nation are facing a shortage of zeolite, a component needed to make the life-saving gas.

Difficult to ascertain oxygen-related deaths without probe, Sisodia writes to Mandaviya

Deputy CM Manish Sisodia claimed the Centre didn't allow Delhi govt to form a committee to probe oxygen-related deaths that happened during the second Covid wave.

Why states/UTs didn’t report Covid deaths due to lack of O2 despite ‘oxygen shortage’ crisis

As the second Covid wave ravaged India, shortage of oxygen emerged as a major crisis. But Union govt told Parliament that ‘no state/UT had reported death due to oxygen shortage’.

Court pulls up Delhi Police for ‘casual’ reply on plea for FIR against Jaipur Golden Hospital

The judge gave the DCP the last opportunity to file the status report in the case involving the alleged deaths of Covid patients due to oxygen shortage at the hospital in April.

Behind AAP-Modi govt clash on SC panel report are 2 different methods for calculating O2 quota

As BJP & AAP spar over SC panel report, ThePrint explains two different formulae used by the Modi and Delhi govts for calculating national capital's oxygen requirement & what experts opine.

It’s an interim report, oxygen needs are dynamic, says AIIMS chief on Delhi oxygen debate

In the report, the five-member sub group headed by AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria said that Delhi's oxygen needs were 'exaggerated' by four times during the second Covid wave.

Climate activist Licypriya’s Rs 1-cr O2 fundraiser under probe now, father booked in 4th case

KK Singh, arrested on 31 May, now booked for 'cheating, dishonesty' in procurement & distribution of oxygen cylinders, concentrators for which Licypriya was running a fundraiser on Ketto.

Agra administration to seal hospital whose owner claimed 22 people died in O2 ‘mock drill’

The district administration also issued a statement disputing the claims of 22 people having died, instead saying only seven people died on 26 April and not due to oxygen shortage.

2 patients/bed, some on chairs — story of biggest govt hospital in AP’s most backward district

Situation in Anantapur is aggravated by private hospitals not admitting Covid patients. But hospitals say administration told them to halt admissions for a while, citing oxygen crunch.

Kejriwal’s focus should be Delhi’s Covid crisis. India has MEA to handle foreign affairs

Delhi High Court has pulled up Arvind Kejriwal govt for its failure to manage the oxygen crisis in the national capital. But the CM is busy hampering India's foreign relations.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


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In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.