India yet again breached another grim milestone with the biggest daily surge in Covid cases. 81,466 fresh infections were reported in the past 24 hours, taking the tally to 1.23 crore. The country witnessed 469 daily new fatalities, the highest since December 6. The single-day rise in cases is the...
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.
From the Indian Railways planning new Oxygen Express trains, to 20 patients escaping from a care centre in Uttarakhand - here are the top news updates on the Covid-19 pandemic. The central government said that India became the fastest to inoculate 12.2 crore, a feat achieved in 92 days. Maharashtra, Delhi, Punjab, and Rajasthan saw record spikes in new cases. Watch the full video for the other updates on the spread of the Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus.
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Uttar Pradesh Police personnel are ensuring strict implementation of Sunday lockdown at Noida-Delhi border. Cops are checking passes of people as they commute through the border. UP government imposed complete Sunday lockdown from April 18. UP has 1,70,059 active cases of COVID-19.
The national capital is reeling under COVID pandemic as it reported over 24,000 new COVID-19 cases on April 17 amid weekend curfew. Delhi has already surpassed Mumbai in becoming the worst-hit city due to COVID. Delhi Police has been actively patrolling for successful implementation of the new guidelines. Government had issued e-passes for movement of essential services. Weekend curfew has been implemented to break the chain of transmission. Other curbs including night curfew will remain in place till April 30.
Amid steep surge in COVID-19 cases, oxygen supply is proving to be a matter of concern in hospitals Nashik. The hospitals struggle to meet demand. Country's worst-hit state, Maharashtra reported over 58,000 fresh COVID-19 cases on April 14. The state has begun 15-day curfew from yesterday to curb the spread of the virus. "Only when the oxygen supply is increased we'll be able to admit more patients. We need 50 cylinders daily but we're getting only 30 cylinders," said Dr.Yogesh More, Uma Hospital.
In Uttarakhand's Hardiwar, lakhs of devotees gathered at Hari Ki Pauri for Ganga Aarti. This comes at a time when the country is undergoing another Covid wave. Social distancing norms were flouted. In normal circumstances, Kumbh continues for nearly four months but this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the duration of the congregation has been curtailed to one month. Kumbh is held periodically at four different locations in India (Nashik, Haridwar, Prayagraj, and Ujjain) every four years. Watch the full video for more details.
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A long queue of people was seen outside a medical store to buy Remdesivir in Maharashtra's Nashik on April 07. The rush was seen amid the claims by the state government that there is adequate stock of remdesivir available. Remdesivir is considered a key anti-viral drug in the fight against COVID-19, especially in adult patients with severe complications.
In Nagpur, Covid-19 patients were seen sharing a bed in a hospital. This comes amid reports of beds in hospitals getting full due to a surge in Covid-19 cases. In the video, several patients can be seen sharing a bed in Nagpur hospital. The hospital official said that the priority is to provide oxygen to the patients arriving at the hospital. Watch the full video for more details.
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In a viral video, COVID-19 patient were seen sharing beds at Government Medical College and Hospital, Nagpur. This comes at a time when the country, is dealing with the second wave of coronavirus. Speaking on the matter, Dr. Avinash V Gawande, Medical Superintendent said, "It generally doesn't happen. It's a 900-bed hospital. Patients come from neighbouring districts and states. So it's important to give them oxygen quickly. We've 85-bed ward for emergency patients - acts as station before shifting patients. Sometimes several patients come simultaneously. In such situation, there might be possibility of there being 2 patients on one bed. But they're shifted within 10-15 minutes." Maharashtra has reported over 58,000 cases on April 14.
At least four died, some others injured after fire broke out in a Covid hospital in Nagpur. Officials said incident occurred at 8.10 pm on Friday at the hospital located in Wadi area. Around 27 patients were reportedly shifted to other hospitals following the blaze. Four fire tenders were rushed to spot, it took about an hour to bring fire under control. “This is a 30-bed Covid hospital out of which 15 were ICU beds. Patients have been evacuated and shifted to different hospitals,” a police official said. Meanwhile, CM Uddhav Thackeray has ordered an inquiry into the fire incident. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah expressed grief over the Nagpur hospital fire.
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A fire broke out at a COVID hospital in Maharashtra's Nagpur. Around 27 patients at the hospital were shifted to other hospitals. A police official said, "Around 27 patients at the hospital were shifted to other hospitals. We can't comment on their health condition now. Hospital has been evacuated." At least 3 people died in the incident and the dead bodies have been brought to Government Medical College and Hospital.
The national capital reported over 24,000 fresh COVID infections in last 24 hours, informed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on April 17. "Around 24,000 COVID-19 cases have been reported in Delhi..