The demand of oxygen has been doubled in several parts of Gujarat amid surge in COVID-19 cases. Oxygen plants are working overtime to fulfill the demands of the hospitals. Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot and Ahmedabad among other smaller districts have emerged as highest consumers of medical oxygen. The demand of medical oxygen has increased as critical cases pile up in private and government hospitals. According to owner of Mukesh Patel, the demand of medical oxygen has risen from 20-30 per cent. Gujarat has reported 8,152 new COVID-19 cases and 81 deaths in last 24 hours.
BJP's Surat unit distributed Remdesivir injections free of cost to relatives of needy COVID-19 patients on April 10. A long queue of people was seen outside the BJP office to get the injections. MLA from Udhna, Vivek Patel said, "We're giving free injections to the needy in line with state BJP chief CR Patil's announcement to distribute 5,000 Remdesivir injections." Remdesivir is considered a key anti-viral drug in the fight against COVID-19 especially in adult patients with severe complications.
COVID-19 cases continued to rise in the country. The migrant workers began to return to their native places from Surat due to surge in COVID cases. A migrant worker said, "People are going home because they fear lockdown could be imposed once again. And they want to avoid the pain they endured during the lockdown last year." Migrant workers were seen at large number at bus depot to leave the city.
Madhya Pradesh Medical Education Minister Vishvas Kailash Sarang on April 12 informed that 'Corona Curfew' has been imposed by Crisis Management Group in Bhopal from April 13 to April 19, with essential services running unhindered. Kailash Sarang said, "Today, Bhopal 'Crisis Management Group' has decided to impose 'Corona Curfew' in Bhopal, from April 13 to April 19, till 6 am. It means daily activities will continue. Inter-state and inter-district movement of essential services will be allowed." "Vaccination program, hospitals, petrol pump, bank, grocery shops ambulance, fire brigade, movement of labourers, agri-services, dine-in facilities... to be allowed. This is not a lockdown but 'Corona Curfew'," the minister added.
As the coronavirus cases rise in Madhya Pradesh, state Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan held a roadshow to raise awareness over COVID appropriate behaviour in Bhopal on April 05. During the roadshow, CM Shivraj appealed to the people to wear masks. MP has reported over 3,300 fresh COVID-19 cases on April 05.
A national-level water sports coaching camp to promote canoeing and kayaking is being held at Dal Lake. The camp is being organized to hone the players for the upcoming Olympics. 24 players from different states of the country including Madhya Pradesh., Manipur, Kerala, Bhopal, and others participated in the camp. The players are hopeful that this camp will help them perform better for the upcoming pre-Olympic round to be held in Pattaya, Thailand.
The Central Government has given permission to Haffkine Institute to produce Bharat Biotech's Covaxin. CM Uddhav Thackeray thanked PM Modi through a tweet by CM office, Maharashtra on April 15, "The Dept of Science and Technology, Government of India, has granted approval to Haffkine Institute to produce Bharat Biotech's Covaxin vaccine on a transfer of technology basis. CM Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray has thanked the Hon'ble PM Shri@narendramodi for approving this request."
Amid surge in COVID-19 cases, Gujarat administration is installing 100 more ventilators at different hospitals in Vadodara for treatment of COVID-19 patients. Vadodara Municipal Corporation Mechanical Engineer, Tejas Kumar said, "Assembly of ventilators are going on. We have received it on April 13 and we have assembled 15 ventilators last night and sent it to the hospitals. We are supposed to assemble all the ventilators."
Gujarat's Vadodara administration has made a unique punishment for the people who violate COVID norms. If a person found violating the norms, administration clapped for them and garlanded them. Gujarat has reported over 4,500 cases on April 10.
A massive fire broke out at a scrapyard in Duvvada area of Andhra Pradesh's Visakhapatnam on April 11. Fire tenders were on spot to douse the flames as big clouds of black smoke were seen surrounding the facility. Fortunately no casualties have been reported. Further details are awaited.
A massive fire broke out at a scrap unit in Duvvada, Visakhapatnam. Sources say the fire broke out due to a short circuit. Firefighters are trying to douse the flames.
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Fans of Telugu actor Pawan Kalyan went wild and damaged property at the Sangam Sharath theatre in Andhra Pradesh's Visakhapatnam where his movie trailer was released. Pawan Kalyan is back on the big screen after a gap of 2 years with the movie Vakeel Saab which is a remake of the Amitabh Bachchan starrer Pink.
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Chaos erupted at a theatre in Visakhapatnam ahead of the trailer release of Pawan Kalyan’s ‘Vakeel Saab.’ The trailer was released in only a few theatres in the Telugu states on March 29 around 4 pm. The superstar's fans reached the theatre by 2pm and offered puja and coconuts at his photo. The incident occurred in the Sangam theatre and the glass of the theatre was broken in the commotion. Pawan Kalyan is making a comeback after a two-year sabbatical with his film Vakeel Saab, which is the Telugu remake of the Bollywood hit Amitabh Bachchan's Pink. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Family members of COVID-19 patients protested outside District collector office by sitting on road demanding supply of Remdesivir injection for the patients. The shortage of Remdesivir injection has created panic among the family members of the COVID-19 patients. "My father is hospitalised for last 6 days, his medications haven't begun completely. He's in ICU. I've looked for Remdesivir in all cities," said a family member. "Hospitals are saying we are not responsible for patient's condition otherwise they have to go on ventilators. So, arrange the injection from outside. We are not getting the injection as the black marketing for the injection is going on. The helpline number provided by the administration for Remdesivir injection supply either does not connect or they end up providing some other helpline numbers, all are fake," said another family member.
After Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray announced strict restrictions on April 13 to contain spread of COVID-19, the restaurant business again fearing for loss. According to the restaurant owners they are already facing loses due to fewer customers and now after restrictions it would be very difficult for them to run their business. The restaurant owners have demanded some relief from government. Restaurant sector is one of the worst hit businesses COVID-19 pandemic. Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on April 13 announced a series of strict restrictions in the state till May 1 including the imposition of Section 144 from Wednesday in view of rising COVID-19 cases and but said he will not term the new restrictions as "lockdown".
As the second wave of COVID-19 hit India, demand of medical oxygen increased in Maharashtra's Pune. The suppliers are facing difficulties in procuring the liquid oxygen from the manufacturers. Maharashtra government on April 13 announced the imposition of Section 144 in the state from today in view of rising COVID-19 cases. Maharashtra had reported 60,212 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours.
Pune Police detained four persons in Pimpri Chinchwad on April 10 with 40 Remdesivir injections meant for black marketing. This comes at a time when coronavirus cases are surging in Maharashtra and people are not struggling in getting the medication. "4 persons were caught based on the information from different places with Remdesivir vaccine. They were in connection with each other and used to inject in the body of a dead person and showed that the person had been vaccinated for COVID and after that they used to sell outside. The selling price to the needy was approx Rs 20,000 instead of Rs 1,100 available at hospitals," said Krishna Prakash, Police Commissioner of Pimpri Chinchwad.
Amid the surge in COVID-19 cases, queue of ambulances seen waiting outside Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad on April 14 to admit patients. "10 days earlier, about 2800-2900 cases reported daily. But these days we are getting 4500-4600 daily cases. Emergency flow increased to 50%. Almost more cases are corona related. There are 625 ambulances working for 108 services. Also, we had added 60 more ambulances. Hospital wait time has exceeded as it's not the duty of 108 to assign the hospitals to corona patients. One has to call Municipal Corporation," said Hospital's Head of Emergency Satish Patel.
In a joint venture of Municipal Corporation and Neuberg Supratech, drive-through RT-PCR testing has been launched at GMDC Ground in Ahmedabad on April 14 to ramp up COVID testing amid rising cases. Those who came for the test, have to scan QR code. After registration, their vehicles are allowed inside for testing. Director of Neuberg Supratech Laboratory, Dr Sandip Shah said, "It's a joint venture and first time initiative in the country. We are assumed to take around 5000-6000 samples through drive through testing and disposing off a car within 3 minutes. We will provide reports within 36 hours. It will help to contain COVID by limiting the rush."
As the country is reeling under the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic, long queue of ambulances seen outside 1200-beded Ahmedabad Civil Hospital. Oxygen is being administered to patients in the ambulance only. On March 12, state reported 6,021 new infections and 55 deaths. Currently, Gujarat has over 30,000 actives cases of coronavirus, out of which 7,165 are in Ahmedabad alone. Gujarat is among the 10 worst-affected states in India due to pandemic.
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