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Karnataka launches Oxy Bus service for Covid patients outside hospitals

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Bengaluru , 11 May 2021

Taking a leaf out of Chennai NGO Oxygen on Wheels's playbook, Karnataka on Tuesday launched its own version - OxyBus service - to aid Covid patients during emergencies.After the Covid second wave hit the state in mid-March and intensified in April, the health care infrastructure is facing a daunting task of saving patients during the golden hour. Hospitals across the state are crumbling due to shortage of life saving equipment such as ventilators and oxygen concentrators.Chief Minister B. S. Yediyurappa in his Tweet said that each makeshift OxyBus supports up to eight patients.Last week, Chennai-based Jain International Trade Organisation (JITO) launched the relief project 'Oxygen on Wheels' in association with the Greater Chennai Corporation to address the Oxygen deficit faced by hospitals across the city.Karnataka Health department officials said that through this Critical Golden hour initiative, the government is hoping to save as many lives as it can and also to minimize the casualty that could arise as a