Mahendra Mohan Choudhury Hospital (MMCH) an annex hospital of Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) witnessed a surge in consultation as the number of coronavirus cases rise in the state. "The government of Assam is ready with hospitals for the admission of the COVID patients. Initially, patients were admitted at Kalapahar hospital and subsequently will also start giving admissions to COVID positive patients as per the instructions of the higher authorities. We have 62 beds", says Dr Anupal Sharma, Additional Superintendent, MMCH.MMCH is one of the leading hospitals in the state which is an apex hospital of Gauhati Medical College Hospital (GMCH).
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi took a pot shot at BJP by saying that wherever the party and its ideologue RSS go, hatred starts to intensify there. He said, "People of Assam say their history and culture are being attacked. Tamil Nadu and Bengal are facing the same thing." The fifth phase of assembly polls will be held in West Bengal on April 17.
The Assamese New Year -Rongali Bihu, also known as Bohag Bihu began from April 14. Assam Government decided to allow celebrations this year, but with restrictions in public places. The festival will last for seven days and they are known as Chot Bihu, Goru Bihu Manuh Bihu, Kutum Bihu, Senehi Bihu, Mela Bihu and Chera Bihu Rongali or Bohag Bihu begins in mid-April and celebrations continue for several weeks, mainly concentrated on cultural functions. The Assam Government decided to allow Bihu celebrations with strict adherence to COVID appropriate behavior in public places.
Commerce Secretary of Government of India, Anup Wadhawan said that efforts are underway on a war footing to make oxygen supplies available amid increase in demand due to COVID-19. "DPIT (Dept for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade) is coordinating it. The efforts are underway on a war footing to make oxygen supplies available. It's being coordinated on a 24x7 basis. Supplies position will improve tremendously in my understanding," said Anup Wadhawan.
Amid rising cases of COVID-19, Indore got consignment of 15,000 Remdesivir injections from Bengaluru. Remdesivir is said to be a key drug to combat complicated cases of COVID. Shortage of Remdesivir has been reported in different parts of India.
Government of India accelerated Phase 3 strategy of COVID-19 vaccination from May 1.GoI on April 19 announced that everyone above the age of 18 to be eligible to get vaccine from May 1. The vaccination..