How India ran out of oxygen

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Published on 11 Jun 2021, 17:49
And why does this keep happening?

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In April 2021, India began registering some of the highest numbers of Covid-19 cases in the world. When that happened, the demand for life-saving oxygen soared too. But India wasn’t able to keep up, adding avoidable deaths to a second wave of Covid-19 that has devastated the country. The oxygen shortage seemed to have caught India off guard. That made the news in this pandemic, but India has run out of oxygen before. So why does this keep happening?

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For more on India’s oxygen access, check out PATH’s 2018 report:

Check out PATH’s Oxygen Needs Tracker to learn about global demand:

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