India's daily COVID-19 death toll hits new record as shortages bite
NEW DELHI: India's daily COVID-19 death toll passed a new record on Saturday (Apr 24) as the government battled to get oxygen supplies to ...
It has also pressed industrialists to increase production of oxygen and other life-saving drugs in short supply.One"oxygen express" carrying 30,000 litres for hospitals arrived in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh state at dawn on Saturday, where armed guards were waiting to escort trucks to hospitals.
AdvertisementLucknow has been one of the worst hit cities, with hospitals and crematoriums inundated with patients and bodies, and officials said the liquid oxygen would only be enough for half a day's needs.READ: Oxygen supplies run low as India grapples with COVID-19 'storm'
The Indian air force is also being used to transport oxygen tankers and other supplies around the country.In New Delhi, the city's government said it would begin setting up buffer stocks of oxygen to speed supplies to hospitals when they are within hours of running out. headtopics.com
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1.8 million people have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine: Health minister
A total of 1.2 million people have completed the full vaccination regimen, says Mr Gan Kim Yong.
How can anyone accused China got a higher death toll not reported with those safety protocol in place ? This is what death toll its all about , simply never do anything Everyday a new record, damn this is so worrying 😟 🙏🏼