Police in Delhi Escort Oxygen Deliveries as COVID-Hit Hospitals Struggle With Low Supply

Police in Delhi said they gave escorts to emergency deliveries of oxygen cylinders to city hospitals on the night of April 25-26.

Police "prepared green corridors and made other arrangements for the safe and quick movement of oxygen tankers to several hospitals such as Dharamshila Hospital in Vasundhara Enclave, Safdarjung Hospital, Batra Hospital and St Stephen’s Hospital,” said Chinmoy Biswal, a police spokesman, told the Hindustan Times.

India has seen COVID-19 cases spike over the past week, with a seven-day infection rate in excess of 300,000. The 24 hours to Monday, April 26, saw 352,991 cases, a new record high, with 2,812 deaths.

Hospitals have been struggling to meet the demand for oxygen from COVID patients. Credit: Delhi Police via Storyful

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