Dr Fuad Halim, a practising doctor and CPI(M) member is doing dialysis procedure at Rs 50 amid COVID-19 pandemic. To ease the tensions amid coronavirus crisis, he decided to cut the cost. His dialysis centre is opened to people, mostly from an impoverished background. He said, "Patients said commuting expense along with treatment fee, which was earlier Rs 350, was very expensive amid lockdown. So we reduced dialysis fee to Rs 50."
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on June 22 met Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla over COVID-19 situation in the national capital. Union Home Minister Amit Shah on June 21 had a meeting with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal. During the meeting, it was decided that more "robust" contact tracing, revamp the entire containment zone strategy and strengthen medical services in areas most affected by the virus. During the meeting, it was decided that every death should be reported to the centre. The flurry of meetings started after the Supreme Court sharply rebuked Delhi and several other states earlier this month over their handling of the pandemic.
A woman football player, Suhaira Ashraf, has opened a football academy to train junior players in Srinagar. She said, "I am imparting training to both boys and girls in my academy." Several football enthusiasts have joined the academy to pursue their dreams.
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawan Kuldeep Oraon lost his life in encounter with terrorists in Srinagar's Malbagh on July 03. Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren and Governor Draupadi Murmu paid tribute to braveheart.
Journalists staged silent protest outside Press Club of India in Delhi on July 07 and demanded judicial inquiry into death of a journalist who jumped off AIIMS building on July 06. In accordance with Union Health Minister's order, a high-level committee has been set up that'll submit report within 48 hours.
Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) personnel who have recovered from coronavirus, donated plasma for treatment of COVID-19 positive patients. Speaking on it, Commandant 31st Battalion of CRPF, Deependra Rajput said, "139 CRPF jawans had tested positive for COVID-19 here. Out of 139, 138 have fully recovered and have returned to duty. Till now, three jawans have donated plasma and more are willing to do so. This is another way to serve the country." DIG of BSF, Lalit Kumar said, "We are preparing list of those who have recovered from COVID-19 and the list is with AIIMS hospital so whenever they'll feel need of plasma of BSF personnel, we will donate it to them."
All India Institute of Medical Sciences Director Randeep Guleria on June 27 reacted on surging COVID-19 cases in the country. He said that the rise in COVID cases in country are not that high if compared to countries affected from the invisible enemy and India has low mortality rate. He said, "Rise in cases in India is still not as high as compared to other countries. In US, there've been almost 40,000 cases per day in last 2 days, our numbers aren't that high. Cases per million population continue to be low and we still have low mortality rate."
The Director of All India Institute of Medical Sciences, (AIIMS), Dr Randeep Guleria reacted over Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia's statement that 5.5 lakh cases are expected in the national capita by July 31. "Number of cases in Delhi may not be as high as predicted but still whatever be the number, we have to increase our capacity so that we can manage increasing load that healthcare system is going to get," he said.
With a spike of 22,252 cases, India's COVID-19 case count crossed seven lakh on Tuesday while 467 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours. According to the Union Health Ministry, the total count of cases reached 7,19,665 on Tuesday and the death toll has gone up to 20,160. Of the total count of cases, 2,59,557 are active cases and 4,39,948 patients have been cured/discharged/migrated. The total count has increased from six to seven lakh in five days. The Health Ministry said that the number of recovered patients reached 4,39,947 today and the number was 1,80,390 more than the active cases. India's recovery rate has gone up to 61.13 per cent. Maharashtra continued to remain the worst-affected state, 5134 new positive cases and 224 deaths were reported on July 07. Tamil Nadu, being second in the tally, reported 3616 fresh COVID-19 cases and 65 deaths today. 2008 new COVID-19 positive cases and 50 deaths were reported in Delhi. The Union Health Ministry said that COVID-19 tests in India crossed 1 crore mark as a result of continuously expanding network of testing labs in the country. Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said that a total of 2,41,430 samples were tested for COVID-19 on July 6 which has taken the total number of samples tested till Monday to 1,02,11,092.
Deputy Director-General of IMD, Anand Sharma on July 07, informed that Delhi-NCR will receive moderate thundershower for next 24 hours and after that light rain thundershowers for the next 48 hours. He said, "For next 24 hours, we expect a moderate thundershower in Delhi-NCR and after that for the next 48 hours we expect light rain thundershowers. This will lead to normal and below normal temperatures but we don't expect heavy showers at the moment." He further said, "We have a cyclonic circulation over Saurashtra and Kutch, another cyclonic circulation on Jharkhand has weakened and another cyclonic circulation is present over coastal Andhra Pradesh."