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Covid crisis: Air India brings 318 oxygen concentrators from New York to Delhi to meet rising demand

Various hospitals across the country continue to grapple with a severe shortage of medical oxygen on Monday even after receiving emergency supplies.

Published: 26th April 2021 03:01 PM  |   Last Updated: 26th April 2021 03:01 PM   |  A+A-

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318 Philips Oxygen Concentrators on Air India flight. (Photo | Hardeep Singh Puri Official Twitter)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Air India brought 328 oxygen concentrators to India on its New York-Delhi flight on Monday, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said.

Various hospitals across the country continue to grapple with a severe shortage of medical oxygen on Monday even after receiving emergency supplies.

On Saturday, 20 people died at Delhi's Jaipur Golden Hospital amid a shortage of oxygen.

"All efforts to strengthen India's fight against the pandemic are on 318 Philips oxygen concentrators on @airindiain flight from JFK airport land at @DelhiAirport," Puri tweeted on Monday.

With 3,52,991 people testing positive for coronavirus infection in a day, the highest so far, India's tally of COVID-19 cases has climbed to 1,73,13,163 while active cases have crossed the 28 lakh-mark, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday.

The death toll increased to 1,95,123 with a record 2,812 new fatalities, the data updated at 8.00 am showed.

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