.New Delhi, Delhi, India
The concentrators are crucial medical equipment used for COVID-19 patients. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@Sootradhar)

  • Navneet Kalra was arrested on Sunday night
  • He was allegedly black marketing and hoarding oxygen concentrators 
  • More than 500 concentrators were seized from three restaurants owned by him

.London, UK
Jaspal Singh flew 200 Oxygen concentrators to India. ( Photo credit : PTI)

  • Jaspal Singh has been felicitated with the Prime Minister’s Factors of Mild award
  • The Virgin Atlantic pilot flew 200 oxygen concentrators to India
  • India is battling a second wave of coronavirus 

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
The Supreme Court called for a revamp of the Centre's oxygen distribution to states, saying it failed to consider factors like low-level COVID-care facilities and people in home quarantine. (Photo Credit: Twitter/ ANI)

  • The task force will assess availability and distribution of oxygen across the country on a scientific and equitable basis
  • It will also suggest measures to ensure there is an equitable and rational availability of other medical supplies
  • India reported 401,078 new COVID-19 cases and a record 4,187 deaths on Saturday

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Actor Sonu Sood has emerged as a superhero over the course of the pandemic. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@SonuSood)

  • Suresh Raina requested for an oxygen cylinder for his aunt in Meerut
  • Raina tagged Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in his tweet
  • "Oxygen cylinder reaching in 10 mins bhai," Sood said

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
People at a COVID-19 vaccination centre. (Photo credit: ANI)

  • In Delhi, any individual needing oxygen for home isolation can apply on a government website
  • A valid photo ID, Aadhaar card details and a COVID positive report are needed for registration
  • Labelled as 'top priority', the drive will be monitored by district magistrates

.Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
Oxygen cylinder exploded at KT oxygen plant in Lucknow, said police officials. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • A team has been formed to investigate the explosion at the oxygen plant 
  • "The injured are being given best medical treatment free of cost," said District Magistrate 
  • Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath expressed grief over the loss of lives 

.Delhi, India
People lining up to get their oxygen cylinder refill in Delhi as shortage of Oxygen became the major issue. (Photo Credit-PTI)

  • Delhi government informed the Delhi High Court that oxygen shortage as the cause of death of 21 COVID-19 patients at Jaipur Golden Hospital
  • On April 28, Delhi government constituted a committee to monitor the number of deaths due to oxygen shortage
  • The Delhi government directed hospitals and nursing home to send complete list of patients died due to oxygen shortage

Amid the rising surge in COVID-19 cases young people using social media to help people. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • As their government struggles to tackle the pandemic, young Indians have stepped into the breach
  • They are using social media to direct resources to people in need
  • A youth-led organisation UNCUT is building online databases about medical resources available across India

(Photo Credit: Inogen)

  • India is facing a major crisis in the form of the shortage of medical oxygen across several hospitals
  • An oxygen concentrator is a monitor-sized machine that filters oxygen from the air
  • If you are seeking to buy one, you can look at several options online

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
A tanker supplies medical oxygen gas for COVID-19 patients at the Rajiv Gandhi super-speciality hospital, amid a shortage of gas in the national capital. (PTI Photo)

  • Delhi's Batra hospital said that it ran out of oxygen at around 12.45 pm and re-supply came at 1.30 pm
  • The hospital said 12 people, including their own doctor, died due to oxygen shortage
  • The Delhi High Court told the hospital to set up their own oxygen plant