'It's a tsunami,' says Delhi High Court on COVID-19 crisis

Delhi High Court

Delhi High Court

The military is now being deployed in an effort to get oxygen to the worst hit areas - as some say they're within hours of running out altogether. The oxygen shortage has caused the death of Covid patients in at least one hospital in Delhi in the last 24 hours.

India has confirmed 16 million cases so far, second only to the United States, in a country of almost 1.4 billion people.

"Allocation [for Delhi] is of 480 MT [metric tonnes].we are getting 350-380 MT", Mehra said, according to Bar and Bench.

In its response, the Centre said, one of the primary reason is that three of the plants from which oxygen is to be supplied are situated at Rourkela, Durgapur and Kalinganagar. The active cases in the country are now over 2.4 million.

The demand for oxygen from hospitals has almost tripled to 8,000 metric tons, the federal government told the Delhi High Court last week.

"Please help us get oxygen, there will be a tragedy here", Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a conference on Friday.

Television showed families tending to the sick in hospital corridors and streets as they waited for medical attention.

Australian city of Perth to enter snap 3-day lockdown
North Melbourne is now in Western Australia ahead of their Saturday night clash with Fremantle. Mr Foley said the man wore a mask while on the flight and travelling through the airport.

The ruling party, in a statement, said the crisis follows a continuous trend where daily oxygen delivered was way short of the quota assigned to Delhi.

The court asked the government to ensure supplies, as well to make security arrangements for medical centres amid people's desperation. "We are not fighting elections".

India surpassed the the USA record of 297,430 single-day infections anywhere in the world on Thursday, making it the global epicentre of a pandemic that is waning in many other countries.

Across the country, the situation remains grim as over the past week, due to the unavailability of medical oxygen in hospitals many COVID-19 patients died. The Indian government had itself declared it had beaten back the coronavirus in February when new cases fell to all time lows.

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.

Others said that it could also be a more risky variant of the virus coursing through India. We will face a shortage of oxygen at night. It has also approved Russia's Sputnik V and has urged Pfizer Moderna and Johnson and Johnson to provide it with vaccines.

Recommended News

  • Biden Recognizes Atrocities Against Armenians as Genocide

    Biden Recognizes Atrocities Against Armenians as Genocide

    Kalin and Sullivan's phone conversation was not the only one in which officials spoke after Erdogan and Biden's phone call. Erdogan on Thursday told advisors "to defend the truth against those who back the so-called " Armenian genocide " lie".
    Taliban targets heavily fortified hotel hosting the Chinese ambassador in Quetta

    Taliban targets heavily fortified hotel hosting the Chinese ambassador in Quetta

    Assistant Commissioner Revenue Quetta Ijaz Ahmed and Assistant Commissioner Jaffarabad Bilal Shabbir are also among the injured. The hotel is frequented by foreigners as it is the city's only luxury hotel and is considered safe.
    Putin vows a 'quick and tough' Russian response for its foes

    Putin vows a 'quick and tough' Russian response for its foes

    Leaders around the globe have called for Navalny's release or, at the least, for him to receive the medical care he seeks. They were denied entry after waiting for hours outside the gates.
  • Biden announces 200 million vaccine dose goal being met early

    Biden announces 200 million vaccine dose goal being met early

    But COVID-19 is still killing hundreds of Americans daily and many Americans have shown a reluctance to get vaccinated. Biden came into office on 20 January initially vowing to get 100 million shots administered in his first 100 days.
    New Zealand says 'uncomfortable' with expanding Five Eyes

    New Zealand says 'uncomfortable' with expanding Five Eyes

    The Times has reported that New Zealand has reversed an agreement to expand the network's intelligence-sharing network. Nanaia Mahuta says New Zealand is signalling to China its relationship is "respectful, predictable and consistent".
    George Floyd: Biden 'praying for right verdict' in Chauvin trial

    George Floyd: Biden 'praying for right verdict' in Chauvin trial

    Trial judge Peter Cahill told the jury not to draw any inference on Chauvin's innocence or guilt from his declining to testify. People have erupted in cheers, applause, tears and chants outside the Minneapolis courtroom dealing with Derek Chauvin's case.
  • Herrera Beutler would vote to censure Maxine Waters over Chauvin trial comments

    Herrera Beutler would vote to censure Maxine Waters over Chauvin trial comments

    Judge Peter Cahill , who presided over the Chauvin trial, said on Monday that Waters' comments could be grounds for appeal. The consequences of the Chauvin trial verdict could have increased significantly as a result of her actions and words.
    Columbus Police Shoot And Kill Black, Teenage Girl

    Columbus Police Shoot And Kill Black, Teenage Girl

    Slowed down body cam footage shows police approaching a group of young people outside of a house before a gun was pulled out. Woods cautioned the shooting is still very new and "we are still gathering information". "They deserve answers.
    Australia ends four Chinese deals on national interest grounds

    Australia ends four Chinese deals on national interest grounds

    Payne said states, local governments and publicly funded universities had notified her of more than 1,000 foreign deals overall. Federal sources say the Victorian agreements with China have not yielded any tangible outcomes for the state.
  • Premier Ford Is In Isolation

    Premier Ford Is In Isolation

    Calandra told reporters that cabinet will meet over the coming days to determine how the government can supplement the program. Ford received one dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine on April 9, about 10 days before he was exposed to COVID-19.
    Female dies during officer-involved shooting in Ohio, mayor says

    Female dies during officer-involved shooting in Ohio, mayor says

    No matter the circumstances, that family is in agony. "But fast answers can not come at the expense of accurate answers". Ginther added that police were wearing bodycams, and they are working to review it "as soon as possible".
    New iPad Pro gets M1 chip and 5G

    New iPad Pro gets M1 chip and 5G

    Indeed, Apple claims it produces images as good as its Pro Display XDR monitor. The 8-core GPU delivers up to 40 percent faster GPU performance.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.