From Indore to Hyderabad, unwarranted attacks on health workers fighting COVID-19 across India
Thursday, 2 April 2020 Even in the national capital, doctors at Delhi's All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) appealed for help after health workers were reportedly evicted from their rented residences by panicking landlords under suspicions of coronavirus.
Locals in Madhya Pradesh’s Indore pelted stones at a health department team. The team of health workers was conducting a medical checkup as suspected COVID-19 positive cases of were reported from the locality. The team had a narrow escape from the locality. While recounting the incident, one of the...
The daughter of a labourer in Indore was gifted a flat by the municipal corporation as a reward for securing first division in Class 10 examinations. Bharti Khandekar, who used to live on footpath with her family, thanked the administration for the house, and also for making her future education free. "I thank my parents for encouraging me. We didn't have a house to live in, we were staying on footpath," said Bharti, an IAS aspirant. "I aspire to become an IAS officer. I would like to thank the administration for gifting me this house and making my further education free," she further said.
Ahead of Bakrid, online selling of goats has started in Madhya Pradesh's Indore. One of the goat sellers said, "I think this is for the first time happening that business of goats is taking place online. We aren't getting the desired response as people are not used to it. They are still in hope that 'Bakra mandi' will set up and then they will go to make the purchase."
Special flight carrying Indian passengers from Kuwait arrived at Indore airport on July 04. Proper arrangements were done at the airport keeping COVID spread in mind. Due to coronavirus pandemic, several people have been stranded abroad.
Hyderabad-based entrepreneur Arun Varma, has developed 'covidbedavailability.in', a software to help COVID-19 patients to locate hospitals with bed availability. He said, "This solution is designed for Govt to run their war rooms, control rooms and hospitals." Objective behind the development was to help patients to easily access information. A total of 32,224 confirmed cases have been recorded in Telangana so far.
Following the High Court decision clearing the way for the construction of the new Secretariat of Telangana government, the demolition of the old Secretariat complex began in Hyderabad. The demolition process started after the Telangana High Court rebuffed PILs challenging the K Chandrashekar Rao government's decision to build a new secretariat complex. BJP has been opposing the state government's decision on making the new secretariat. The TRS on the other hand has dismissed the criticism, while also accusing the BJP of politicizing the issue.
With the highest single-day spike of 28,637 cases and 551 fatalities in last 24 hours, India's COVID-19 count reached 8,49,553 on July 12 even as the recovery rate marginally improved to 62.93 per cent. Maharashtra with more than 2.4 lakh cases continues to be the worst affected state by COVID-19 in the country. The state reported 7,827 new cases and 173 deaths in the last 24 hours. Tamil Nadu, being second worst affected state by the deadly virus, reported 68 deaths and 4244 new COVID-19 positive cases today. On the other hand, the national capital reported 1,573 COVID-19 cases, 2,276 recoveries and 37 deaths on Sunday. Delhi Government informed that 9,443 RTPCR tests and 11,793 rapid antigen tests were conducted in the state today. Total number of tests done so far stands at 789,853.
The MLAs of Congress party in Rajasthan held press conference amid the speculation of political crisis in the state. According to the sources, Almost 30 Congress MLAs and some independent MLAs met state president Sachin Pilot and have pledged their support to him with whatever decision he takes.Cabinet Minister of Rajasthan, Harish Chaudhary said, "All Congress MLA's are together and other parties like BTP, Rashtriya Lok Dal and communist party is also supporting us and Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot. 10 independent MLA's are also with us," said Harish Choudhary. "At a time when we are fighting against COVID-19, BJP is fighting for the power. The Rajasthan government will complete its full term," Harish Chaudhary added. "Sachin Pilot is president of Rajasthan Congress and I'm secretary of state party unit so my meeting with Sachin is a routine exercise. We (Chetan Dudi, Rohit Behra and I) have not been approached by BJP," said Rajasthan Congress MLA Danish Abrar. "We went to Delhi due to personal reasons. If media says we went there for this reason or that, then it's not our problem. We don't want to be part of any controversy. We are the soldiers of Congress and will be with the party till our last breath," Rajasthan Congress MLA Rohit Bohra.
Dead bodies of two patients belonging to two different communities were swapped at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on July 06. Daughter of the deceased said, "We received a call from AIIMS, and the staff member told us that by mistake they have given someone else's body to us. My mother's body was still in the hospital. The body which we received belonged to a Muslim family." The body of the Muslim woman was cremated following Hindu customs.
'Boycott China' facemasks were worn by people in India in protest against China's expansionist policies. In capital New Delhi, a large number of facemasks were distributed in busy market areas to make people aware about boycotting Chinese products as a mark to protest after the Galwan face-off on June 15-16. The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT), an apex body representing seven crore traders, recently condemned the escalating tensions between the two nations in the border and launched a flagship campaign "Bhartiya Samaan, Hamara Abhimaan" to boycott Chinese goods. The CAIT issued a list of 500 items to be boycotted from categories like FMCG products, consumer durables, toys, finished fabrics, textiles, builder hardware, footwear and apparel among others.
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