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‘People phone up pleading’: the volunteers battling India’s oxygen crisis

As supplies run low during a devastating second Covid wave, a civilian army has stepped into the breach

For more than two weeks the calls have kept on coming, sometimes over 1,000 a day. The voices on the end of Mohit Arora’s phone are desperate for only one thing: oxygen.

“We are getting 1,000 calls a day but we can only accommodate 10 to 15 cylinders a day, that’s it,” said Arora. “It’s very painful – people are calling and crying down the phone, pleading for oxygen all through the night.”

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