The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc in India. The second wave of the pandemic has engulfed almost all major cities of the country, including the national capital.
What comes as a relief for COVID-19 positive patients in Delhi, the Arvind Kejriwal-led Government has announced that all persons requiring oxygen for home isolation can apply on http://delhi.gov.in with a valid photo ID, Aadhaar card details and COVID positive report.
The Delhi government issued the order to avoid long queues at refilling centers. The government has asked the designated District Magistrates to ensure that adequate number of office personal are assigned to scrutinize all the incoming applications and issue e-passes to save time.
The DM's have also been asked to identify dealers/depots to distribute oxygen cylinders and ensure that they regularly get the cylinders refilled from designated plants.
India reached a grim milestone of the highest number of daily new COVID-19 cases and deaths in the last 24 hours. A record single-day rise of 4,12,262 coronavirus cases pushed India's tally of infection to 2,10,77,410, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday.