New COVID-19 guidelines: Know about home isolation, managing fever, and use of remdesivir

The Health Ministry came out with two key documents. COVID-19 Guidelines: As the entire nation is struggling with a shortage of oxygen and other medical supplies amidst the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Health Ministry came out with two key documents on Thursday. One of the documents lists revised guidelines for home isolation … Read more

With Covid surge, Delhi to increase bed capacity! Oxygen need could touch 1,000 MTs; details

Once the national capital increases bed capacity to deal with the current Covid-19 surge, it will need as much as 1,000 MTs oxygen. As of now, Delhi has been allocated 480 metric tonnes of oxygen for its hospitals. Once the national capital increases bed capacity to deal with the current Covid-19 surge, it will need … Read more

Oxygen langar in Ghaziabad’s Gurdwara! NGO offers free oxygen to Covid patients

The oxygen langar has been set up in the gurdwara premises by non-profit Khalsa Help International. (Representational image: IE) For Covid-19 patients, an “oxygen langar” has been set up at a gurdwara located in Ghaziabad’s Indirapuram. The oxygen can be availed by patients who need the life-saving gas for free. The oxygen langar has been … Read more

22 states seek oxygen! Demand for life-saving gas increases to 67%

The demand for life-saving gas has spread from 12 states on April 15 to as many as 22 states on April 24. (image: PTI) In nine days, the demand for medical oxygen has increased 67% to April 24, as per information collated from oxygen allocation orders that were issued by the Health and Family Welfare … Read more

Verloop.io announces WhatsApp chatbot to ease demand for medical oxygen – ET HealthWorld

Bangalore-based Verloop.io on Wednesday announced launch of its automation chatbot on Whatsapp, in collaboration with KVN Foundation’s Mission Million Air initiative, to help connect people who need oxygen and those who have it, including individuals and hospitals. The company is working with medical manufacturers, NGOs, charities, food delivery networks, organizations, and groups associated with Covid-19 … Read more

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal writes to his counterparts, urges them to provide oxygen to Delhi

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday urged his counterparts in other states to provide oxygen to the national capital, saying all available resources are proving to be inadequate owing to the severity of COVID 19. Kejriwal’s request for supply of oxygen came following the death of 20 patients in Jaipur Golden Hospital here as … Read more

Tears, anger at Nashik hospital as kin of deceased demand answers

Family members could not contain their tears as well as anger as they mourned the death of their kin following the disruption of oxygen supply at the Zakir Husain municipal hospital here. Some of the 22 COVID-19 patients who died in the tragedy were recovering and about to get discharge, their relatives told mediapersons. As … Read more