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India news: The fight to provide the poor with free oxygen amid growing black market

Saturday, May 1, 2021

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The News Cover: her daughter's frantic cry for help her mother, is fighting until her last breath by the time. she is let into hospital, it is we are told too late, another grieving woman claims it is a lack of oxygen that killed her husband. by one estimate it will be two weeks before increased supply matches soaring demand. in the meantime fear fuels a backstreet market hoarding at home, and a shady trade on the internet we discover oxygen on sale for many times its usual price this one cylinder costs 10 times. 

a typical weekly wage is a vicious cycle with fatal consequences, which in turn rob hospitals of vital supplies, and drives those in need to desperate measures, yes and unfortunately at such challenging times is being sold in black. I mean I have to buy, I have no other choice. the Indian government insists, Delhi has adequate oxygen. but that's the claim ridiculed by the city's, high court today. and by those leading a citizen's offensive against covid, the government has claimed everything has cleared famously leads a team, of volunteers.

who administer to some of Delhi's poorest men like eight-year-old pulu unable to afford the oxygen, that keeps him alive the people with no resources, are dying I've got an anxiety attack, from last two days. because whenever I answer my phone, I'm sure what bad news. I want to listen to it I cannot open my phone people are crying. say "we have lost three family members, the fourth is dying in front of me." 

what can I do and yet! even those who secure this most basic necessity today. know that tomorrow their search, will begin your daughter's frantic cry for help, her mother is fighting until her last breath by the time. she is let into hospital, it is we are told too late another grieving woman claims, it is a lack of oxygen, that killed her husband by one estimate, it will be two weeks before increased supply matches soaring demand. 

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