This week, India crossed a grim milestone—over 200,000 people have officially died due to the Covid-19 virus. The situation in the country is dire—patients and their desperate families are scrambling to secure potentially life-saving resources to avoid joining the long queues forming outside the country’s overburdened crematoriums. Social media platforms remain cluttered with urgent appeals for everything from drugs like remdesivir and favipiravir to blood plasma. The most glaring shortfall, though, has been Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO).

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Maitri Porecha

Maitri writes about everything health for The Ken. For close to 10 years now, she has navigated hospital corridors in her search for a good story. In a past life, when she was not a journalist, she used to teach French at her neighbourhood school. Also an avid fan of forensics, she is always up for decoding mysteries in her free time.

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