BANGKOK, July 11: Soe Win stood in line at a plant to buy oxygen for his grandmother, who is struggling with COVID-19 symptoms.

KATHMANDU, May 14: The number of COVID patients is increasing across the country but hospitals are not able to provide services as per their capacity due to lack of oxygen. With the government authorities enforcing a quota system on oxygen supply, the number of patients that hospitals are admitting has been declining.

KATHMANDU, May 12: The District Administration Office, Kathmandu has asked stakeholders, including hospitals, ‘to not create panic among the public in the name of public notices showing oxygen shortage’.

KATHMANDU, May 10: As the country has started facing a severe shortage of medical oxygen, the government has formed a task force to look after a smooth supply of the life-saving gas.