This week, Modi urged state governments to use lockdowns as a last resort.
The officers, of the rank of deputy district officer, will "be present at the company site during the allotted hours and ensure adequate supply of oxygen to Covid-19 hospitals" in the Gautam Buddha Nagar district, the order by Suhas said.
Bhramar Mukherjee, a biostatistician at the University of MI who has been tracking India's pandemic, said India failed to learn from surges elsewhere and take anticipatory measures.
"We were so close to success", said Bhramar Mukherjee, a biostatistician at the University of MI who has been tracking India's pandemic.
Modi noted that the pharma sector was working relentlessly to meet all COVID-19 challenges, including on vaccine development and supply. It directed them to increase the oxygen generated by them and give it to the Centre for onward supply to the states for medical use. The country is also grappling with the emergence of two "escape mutations". Maharashtra has reported the highest daily new cases at 67,468.
"I feel your pain, those who have lost loved ones", he said in the Tuesday evening address. Over 2,000 deaths were reported in the past 24 hours.
In the northern city of Lucknow, Ahmed Abbas was charged 45,000 rupees for a 46-litre oxygen cylinder, nine times its normal price.
It also said that 75 railroad coaches in the Indian capital have been turned into hospitals providing an additional 1200 beds for COVID-19 patients.
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday told the government to make arrangements for oxygen at war footing even if it meant setting up new plants.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who on Tuesday went into self-isolation after his wife tested positive, tweeted late Tuesday that some hospitals in the megacity "are left with just a few hours of oxygen".
There were 295 041 new cases on Wednesday, 259 170 cases on April 20, 273 510 on April 19.
During the day, facilities such as Manipal Hospital, Dwarka alleged that Linde India Limited, which supplies oxygen to them from their Faridabad plant, had been stopped by the Haryana government from supplying oxygen outside the state.
The high court Bench comprising Justices Vipin Sanghi and Rekha Palli pulled up the Centre's Narendra Modi government for failing in catering to the need of supplying enough oxygen.
As of Thursday morning, Delhi has 29 vacant ICU beds, according to government data.
Vardhan said that given the sudden spurt in oxygen demand with an increase in coronavirus patients, many hospitals in Gurugram and Faridabad, both cities which cater to patients from Delhi and other parts of the country, were left with low supplies.
Delhi's lockdown prompted tens of thousands of migrant workers to flee the megacity, in scenes reminiscent of the national shutdown a year ago that inflicted economic and human misery.