Indian Railways Continues 'Oxygen Express' Program as COVID Cases Mount

Trains carrying tankers filled with liquid oxygen continued to supply hospitals struggling with low supplies in COVID-hit India on April 27. The Times of India reported a total of 450 tons delivered so far under the scheme.

This footage, released by the Ministry of Railways, shows an “Oxygen Express” train passing through a station on its way to Madhya Pradesh.

The Ministry of Railways also said 4,000 train carriages had been repurposed as COVID treatment units.

India has seen COVID-19 cases spike over the past week, with a seven-day infection rate in excess of 300,000. The country recorded 323,144 new cases on Tuesday, short of the record 352,991 cases on Monday. Credit: Ministry of Railways via Storyful