India’s PM Orders 551 Medical Oxygen Plants in Healthcare Centers Across India to Combat COVID-19 Crisis Sweeping the Nation

India’s PM Orders 551 Medical Oxygen Plants in Healthcare Centers Across India to Combat COVID-19 Crisis Sweeping the Nation

TrialSite reported on the horrific situation in India as this latest wave of the pandemic sweeps through the world’s second most populated nation. Perhaps the worst of the pandemic’s wrath now rips though a country that experienced better conditions just months earlier than America and elsewhere. Unfortunately, the country just broke another record with a reported 352,991 new cases and 2,182 virus-associated deaths. That’s the fifth day in a row that the country has reported the world’s highest daily caseload in this second wave, which started in March. With over a million cases in just a few days, medical facilities face shortages of oxygen and ICU beds. Places such as New Delhi face particularly bad conditions, now under a lockdown order until at least May 3. With severe shortages, the city doesn’t have oxygen production facilities but rather depends on the central government. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, strongly criticized for being far too lackadaisical over the last months, desperately now tried to get ahead of the crisis, most recently leveraging funds from PM-Cares to order the immediate boost in oxygen production for medical purposes, including the set up of 551 dedicate...

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