Patients fight for breath, Maharashtra and Centre spar over O2 supply
Saturday, 17 April 2021 () Piyush Goyal said Maharashtra is suffering at the hands of an inept and corrupt government and the Centre is doing its best. “Saddened to see Uddhav Thackeray’s gimmicks on oxygen. The government of India, with all stakeholders, is ensuring maximum oxygen production,” Goyal said in a series of tweets.
Meghalaya Governor Satya Pal Malik pitched for a settlement between farmers and the Centre. Malik said that if the government agrees on minimum support price (MSP) and gives legal recognition then the farmers’ protest could come to an end. Malik said, “For farmers' issue to get over, both sides have to show nobility. If Centre agrees on MSP and gives legal recognition then agitation will end.” Earlier, at an event in UP’s Baghpat, Malik urged the Centre not to offend the farmers. He said he requested PM Modi & Home Minister Amit Shah not to use force against farmers. Malik also urged them not to send them home from Delhi empty-handed. Watch the full video for more.
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A crowd in Sangamner of Ahmednagar district in Maharashtra was seen attacking and chasing a State Reserve Police Force personnel who had gone to disperse the huge assembly of people. An FIR was registered against several people, including 5 named accused. The accused are currently absconding.
24 states including Maharashtra, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal have more than 15% positivity rate for COVID-19 in their daily infections, informed Union Health Ministry. "Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Haryana and Bihar have a high caseload," said Arti Ahuja, Additional Secretary (Health) while addressing a press conference in Delhi.
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jairam Thakur urged central government to provide 5000 D-type and 3000 B-type oxygen cylinders. "There is no shortage of oxygen in the state but we need empty cylinders. I have spoken to Union Ministers Dr. Harsh Vardhan and Piyush Goyal today and requested them to provide us 5000 D-type and 3000 B-type cylinders," said CM Thakur.
Ministry of Home Affairs informed that India's medical oxygen production has increased from 7,259 metric ton to 9,103 metric ton. "Production of medical oxygen has increased and on 24 April, 9,103 metric ton oxygen was produced. It is commendable since the oxygen production capacity was only 7,259," said Additional Secretary Piyush Goyal during a press conference on April 26. Goyal also highlighted the various measures undertaken to ensure safe transportation of oxygen tankers. He said, "India is ordering oxygen tankers from abroad on a purchase or hiring basis. The transportation of oxygen tankers is a major challenge. Using real-time tracking, we are monitoring the movement of oxygen tankers."
Central Railway CPRO Shivaji M Sutar said that the movement at green corridor for oxygen tankers has been monitored by senior-most railway officials and by Union Minister of Railways, Piyush Goyal. "Oxygen Express will reach Nashik soon. The green corridor is created for the faster movement of these oxygen tankers and the monitoring of this movement being done at divisional level by DRMs, at zonal levels by General Managers and Railway Minister himself. So, railway transported essential commodities and kept the supply chain intact and will continue to serve the nation," said Central Railway CPRO Shivaji M Sutar.
After central government fulfilled the demand of oxygen supply of national capital amid O2 crisis, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on May 06 thanked Centre for providing 730 tons oxygen on May 05. "For the first time, Centre supplied 730 tons oxygen to Delhi yesterday. Delhi requires 700 tons. We're thankful to Centre, Delhi HC and SC. With their efforts, we received 730 tons of oxygen. I request everyone with folded hands to not bring down the supply, we'll be thankful," Delhi CM said.
India has hit a record daily high with over 4 lakh new covid cases in the last 24 hours. The country has seen the passing of many imminent personalities in the last 2 days. In a conversation with the Indian Express, the chief medical advisor to the US Biden Administration, Anthony Fauci stressed that India should be put under complete lockdown to control the tsunami of covid cases. Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray reckoned that the state might not reach that stage.
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Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope on April 28 said the state cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, has approved around Rs 6,500 crore to provide free vaccination for people between 18-44 years in the state. Tope explained that the state has nearly 5.71 crore people in the above mentioned age group and thus the state would require 12 crore doses for their vaccination. The third phase of vaccination, covering people aged 18-44 years, will start from May 01 even as several states have expressed concerns over availability of vaccines.
Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope on Thursday said the state is being allocated 26,000 Remdesivir injections per day by the Centre as against the requirement of 50,000 vials of the anti-COVID-19..
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