The Delhi high court yesterday lashed out at the Centre for depleting supply of oxygen at many private hospitals in the national capital. “We don’t care, beg, borrow, steal or requisition new plants if you want,” said the judges asking the Centre to fulfill the hospitals’ need of oxygen, critical for treatment and recovery of Covid-19 patients.
The judges also took note of the tragedy in Maharashtra’s Nashik where 24 Covid-19 patients lost their lives due to disruption in oxygen supply.
The five most affected states by total cases are Maharashtra (4,027,827), Kerala (1,197,301), Karnataka (1,109,650), Tamil Nadu (962,935), and Andhra Pradesh (942,135).
World coronavirus update: Coronavirus cases rise unabated across the globe with 144,417,142 infected by the deadly contagion. While 122,878,000 have recovered, 3,070,865 have died so far. The US remains the worst-hit country with 32,600,266, followed by India, Brazil, France and Russia. However, in the past seven days, India has added the highest number of fresh cases at 1,737,683, followed by the US (470,583) and Brazil (449,319).