NEW DELHI: India has recorded 3,46,786 cases of COVID-19 and over 2,600 deaths in 24 hours.
The total tally of the COVID-19 cases have been pushed to 1,66,10,481 and out of that, 25,52,940 are active cases, 1,38,67,997 people recovered and 1,89,544 people died.
Urgent sos help. We have less than 2 hours of oxygen supply @Moolchand_Hosp. We are desperate have tried all the nodal officer numbers but unable to connect. Have over 135 COVID pts with many on life support #. @ArvindKejriwal @CMODelhi @LtGovDelhi @satinderjain26 @PMOIndia 🙏— Moolchand Healthcare (@Moolchand_Hosp) April 24, 2021
Delhi hospitals continue to face oxygen shortages. Moolchand hospital chain in Delhi appealed for urgent help from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, and Lt Governor Anil Baijal.
Due to the sudden surge in the number of cases, Delhi's health infrastructure has been buckling under pressure.
Officials said that due to a shortage of oxygen in India, Defence Ministry has decided to airlift 23 mobile oxygen generating plants from Germany.
each plant will have a capacity to produce 40 litres of oxygen per minute and 2,400 litres every hour and will be deployed to different hospitals.
A Bharat Bhushan Babu, the Principal Spokesperson in the Defence Ministry, said it will be deployed in Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS) hospitals treating COVID-19 patients.
As the Twitter timelines are filled with SOS calls and requests, Pakistan nationals expressed their support for Indians.
#PakistanstandwithIndia and #IndianLivesMatter started trending in the country.