India focusing on smooth oxygen delivery


India’s Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has directed all state governments to ensure a smooth and hassle-free supply of medical oxygen across the country as its confirmed cases of Covid-19 continue to rise.

At the time of writing, India has just under 5,000 cases and 137 fatalities according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.

This has risen in recent days despite the country known to have been on a strict nationwide lockdown since 24thMarch as announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

As reported by various sources including The Times of India and Times News Now and Outlook India, Union Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla has written a letter to all the state Chief Secretaries in recent days to give special attention to keeping an adequate supply of medical oxygen in their respective hospitals.

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