COVID patients die in India due to lack of O2

People queue up at a shop to refill their oxygen cylinders in New Delhi on Saturday

Health experts said India became complacent in the winter, when new cases were running at about 10,000 a day and seemed to be under control, lifting restrictions that allowed for the resumption of big gatherings.

The Delhi High Court on Saturday said it would "hang" any official found obstructing the pick up or supply of oxygen, PTI reported.

Lok Nayak Hospital director Sureshh Kumar said that oxygen will only last for two hours.

Hospitals across India have warned that patients are dying because there isn't enough oxygen - as the number of Covid infections and deaths rose by record levels yet again.

Officials from both countries are engaged at various levels to ensure "a small supply of inputs and components from United States companies for production of COVID-19 vaccines in India", a spokesman at the Indian embassy in Washington, DC told Reuters.

Jha called on Washington to send India oxygen, excess testing kits and high-quality personal protective equipment, including face masks, and medicines to treat COVID-19 patients, including sedatives and Remdesivir.

More than 2,600 people died from COVID-19 on Saturday.

The situation is worsening by the day with hospitals taking to social media to plead with the government to replenish their oxygen supplies and threatening to stop admissions of new patients.

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The gurdwara management has promised to provide free oxygen to patients until they can be admitted to a hospital.

Representing the Delhi government, Senior Advocate Rahul Mehra said that the system will collapse if the city did not receive 480 metric tonnes of oxygen on a daily basis.

Hearing the Maharaja Agrasen Hospital's petition, the court asked the centre: "When will Delhi get 480 metric tonnes?"

Others said that it could also be a more risky variant of the virus coursing through India.

Each plant will be able to produce 2400 litres of oxygen per hour, it said.

One "oxygen express" carrying 30,000 liters of oxygen arrived in northern Lucknow at dawn on Saturday, where armed guards were waiting to escort trucks to hospitals.

He said it was important to work together to identify ways to overcome bottlenecks in medical supply chains and expedite ongoing vaccination efforts. On Friday, authorities of IBS hospital also made a distress call to the police, saying there was a shortage of oxygen cylinders at their facility.

The Delhi government also submitted that as on date, there is a vast shortage of cryogenic tankers across the country and the Centre is best placed to allocate adequate capacity to each state or if required import more tankers.

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