Doctors sound warning over oxygen hoarding as India reports another Covid cases record

Doctors sound warning over oxygen hoarding as India reports another Covid cases recordApril 26, 2021

Crisis deepens as public turns to stockpiling medicine and oxygen as hospitals struggle to access coronavirus supplies

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Hoarding oxygen and vital medicines in homes is “creating panic” and causing shortages in hospitals, according to senior Indian doctors, prompting fears of shortages for critically ill patients amid the worsening Covid crisis.

It comes as India recorded 352,991 new cases, breaking the previous global record it set the day before, and 2,812 new deaths, its highest daily figure for fatalities. The last week has seen a cumulative 89% increase in Covid-19 deaths in India on the week ending 18 April, and a total of 2.2m new cases, the highest seven-day increase experienced by any country.

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