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Police in Delhi Escort Oxygen Deliveries as COVID-Hit Hospitals Battle With Low Provide

Police in Delhi said they had escorted people to emergency deliveries of oxygen bottles to city hospitals on the night of April 25-26.

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

India has seen COVID-19 cases have increased in the past week, with a 7-day infection rate of more than 300,000. There were 352,991 cases in the 24 hours ending Monday April 26, a new record high of 2,812 deaths.

Hospitals have problems meeting oxygen needs COVID Patient. Photo credit: Delhi Police via Storyful