Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) DG Kuldiep Singh on April 06 informed that a threat mail was received by CRPF in Mumbai a few days ago naming Home Minister Amit Shah and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. CRPF have informed the concerned agencies regarding the issue. "We have forwarded...
Union Minister Prakash Javadekar rejected claims of shortage in Covid-19 vaccine supply. Javadekar accused the Maharashtra government of wasting five lakh doses during the vaccination process. This comes as health ministers of some states said that there is a shortage of vaccines and demanded more doses from the Centre. Maharashtra Health minister Rajesh Tope accused the Centre of supplying less number of vaccines. Tope said that the state has only two days of stock of Covid-19 vaccines. Watch the full video for more details.
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NCP chief Sharad Pawar underwent an emergency endoscopy for the removal of a stone from his bile duct and is now doing fine, Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope said. Pawar, 80, was admitted to the Breach Candy Hospital on Tuesday after he experienced abdominal pain. The NCP chief is likely to remain in the hospital for the next three to four days. Earlier, NCP leader Nawab Malik had said that Pawar was admitted to the hospital on Tuesday evening, a day ahead of the scheduled surgery for a gall bladder issue, after he experienced pain in his abdomen. Politicians from across the spectrum had conveyed their best wishes to the NCP chief wishing him a speedy recovery. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Maharashtra came out as one of the major hotspots for the COVID-19 virus; government has imposed lockdown-like restrictions in the state. Daily wage earners have suffered the most in the state amid pandemic induced restrictions. Expressing his plight, a shoeshiner, near Gateway of India in Mumbai talked to ANI about his dwindling income. Umesh Sakes, shoe polisher said, "I've been working here for the past 5 years. Earlier, I used to earn Rs 100-200/day. Now it's hardly Rs 50/day."
Strict restrictions will be implemented in Maharashtra from April 14 8pm due to surge in COVID-19 cases. State DGP, Sanjay Pandey in a press conference, informed that if anyone has any emergency, they will be allowed movement. "Shops selling essential items and public transport will remain operational. There is no provision of movement passes this time. We have given instruction to all our units that if anyone has an emergency they should be allowed movement," said Maharashtra DGP.
Amid increasing COVID-19 cases in state, Maharashtra government on April 13 announced a series of strict restrictions in the state till May 1 including the imposition of Section 144. Bollywood industry is also feeling the heat. According to All Indian Cine Workers Association president, the industry is bearing loses as spot boys and other daily wagers have returned to their hometown due to no work. "We support lockdown, but there has to be a way for us. Government talks about others but not daily wagers in our industry," he said. 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 but said he will not term the new restrictions as "lockdown".
Amid the surge of COVID-19 cases, artists came forward to motivate people about COVID-19 vaccination. Unique Society of Artist, Panchkula came up with the idea of making paintings of the vaccination on aprons to spread awareness. Sakshi, a local said, "Vaccination is compulsory and lockdown is not a solution. Govt is vaccinating people above 45 years of age. Artists have also motivated us. They are making people aware of vaccination." Sita, an artist said, "We artists also think that we are having some responsibility towards the society and the paintings we are making on aprons are working like posters. People are getting motivated and aware of the fact that COVID vaccination is very important."
COVID-19 situation continues to deteriorate as India reported highest single day spike on April 15 with over 2,00,739 new COVID cases on April 15. Total caseload of the country stood at 1,40,74,564 and currently there are14,71,877 active cases. 93,528 patients were discharged in last 24 hours taking the recovery tally to 1,24,29,564. With 1,038 new deaths, country's toll mounted to 1,73,123.
A COVID-19 patient died in ICU ward of Shivpuri District Hospital after a ward boy allegedly removed the oxygen planted. Anguished at the demise, family of deceased created ruckus in the hospital premises and urged for a probe in the matter. A team of 3 doctors has been formed by the Superintendent of the Medical College to look into the matter and submit the report within 48 hours following which appropriate action will be taken. Family is adamant on not cremating the body until justice is served.
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on April 14 said that COVID vaccines are in sufficient amount in the country and state governments need to deploy the doses at the vaccination centres in time. "There is no shortage of vaccines and Government of India gives vaccines to every state. It is job of states to provide doses to vaccination centres in time bound manner with meticulous planning," said Harsh Vardhan. He also said that production of Remdesivir, the anti-drug for COVID-19, has increased and strict actions will be taken against those who'll try to do black marketing of it.
Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan clarified again that there is no shortage of vaccines in the country. The health minister said it is the State government’s responsibility to check and distribute vaccines at different centers and plan meticulously. Dr. Vardhan also said that Remdesivir production went down when cases of coronavirus went down in the country. The health minister added that antiviral drug production is being ramped up in the country. Watch the full video for more details.
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Even as the nation is struggling against a fresh wave of Covid-19 infections, the Union government announced some good news regarding another disease. Union health minister Harsh Vardhan said that 2 regions in India - the Union Territory of Lakshadweep, and Jammu & Kashmir's Budgam district - have been declared tuberculosis free. Vardhan was addressing a World Health Organisation meeting on the issue. Watch the full video for more.
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Maharashtra Cabinet Minister Aslam Shaikh said that a lockdown may be impending in the state. His comments come after a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray with state Covid-19 Task Force..
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With growing number of COVID-19 cases, Maharashtra cabinet minister Nawab Malik said that the healthcare system is likely to face more pressure in the coming days. He said, "With rising COVID-19 cases..
Union health minister Harsh Vardhan, who reviewed the Covid-19 situation and progress of vaccination in Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh,... IndiaTimes Also reported by •Zee News •DNA
Harsh Vardhan hit out at Maharashtra and said that the 'lackadaisical attitude' of the state government has 'singularly bogged down' the entire country's efforts... Zee News Also reported by •Hindu •IndiaTimes