From almost 2 dozen patients reportedly going 'missing' from a Delhi hospital, to Gujarat government taking steps against rising cases of 'black fungus' - here are the top news updates on the Covid-19 pandemic. 23 patients at Delhi's Hindu Rao Hospital, run by a civic body, reportedly left the facility without informing. Ten states and Union Territories in India account for over 71% of all new cases. Meanwhile, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, and Jammu & Kashmir extended restrictions amid high cases. Watch the full video for the other updates on the spread of the Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus.
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Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has written to Defence Minister Rajnath Singh seeking the assistance of the Army in tackling the Covid situation in the capital. Delhi has been witnessing a high number of cases and deaths in the second wave of Covid and the crisis has been compounded by the shortage of oxygen in hospitals. Deputy CM Sisodia said that the government has appealed to all sections to help transport oxygen to the capital. He also reviewed the vaccination programme in Delhi and said that they will keep increasing vaccination as and when they receive more vaccines. Watch the full video for all the details.
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After meetings of CDS and Army chief with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Deputy Chief of Integrated Defence Staff (Medical) Lt Gen Madhuri Kanitkar said that the Army has been directed to get out and work as much as it is possible. "I have gathered that they have reassured that the armed forces will help out in times of need. We are part of the nation. Direction has come down to us to get out and work as much as we can," said Lt Gen Madhuri Kanitkar.
A day after glacier burst incident took place in Chamoli district's Sumna area, Army helicopters are being used for airlifting the injured. They are being brought to Joshimath and are being admitted to Army Hospital.So far, eight bodies have been recovered and 384 people were rescued by the Army. Around 38 people are still missing.
Mausam, a youth from Pakistan and son of Manzoor Ahmad from Lipa area of Pakistan occupied Kashmir accidently had crossed the Line of Control on April 5th. The Indian authorities repatriated the youth to Pakistan authorities from Teetwal crossing as a humanitarian gesture. He was presented with clothes and sweets on his return by the Indian Army.
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A Pakistani resident was repatriated by the Indian Army via Teethwal crossing point in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday. The boy had inadvertently crossed the Line of Control (LoC) on April 5 and was repatriated on April 7 as a humanitarian gesture. The Indian Army gave clothes and sweets to the boy before he was sent back. Watch the full video for more details.
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Indian Army repatriated a youth to Pakistani authorities who inadvertently crossed the Line of Control (LoC) and entered into Indian side in Kupwara area on the night of April 05. The youth identified as Mausam, was kept under surveillance with due care by the Indian troops. Pakistani authorities were informed about him. The youth was presented with clothes and sweets on his return on April 07. On humanitarian grounds, Indian Army has always been prompt in various similar incidents in past.