Delhi govt orders FIR against four airlines for not checking negative RT-PCR reports of flyers from Maharashtra
Sunday, 18 April 2021 () The Delhi government has ordered lodging of FIRs against four airlines — IndiGo, Vistara, SpiceJet, AirAsia India — for allegedly not checking the RT-PCR negative reports of passengers flying from Maharashtra to the capital. The Arvind Kejriwal government has mandated airlines should check Covid negative reports of flyers from Maharashtra.
India continues to battles with the second wave of coronavirus. Maharashtra continues at the top list of the states and UTs, as the state has reported 61,695 new COVID cases, 53,335 recoveries and 349 deaths in the last 24 hours. While state's capital (Mumbai) has reported 8,217 fresh COVID-19 cases,...
Delhi needs 976 MT of oxygen to increase the capacity of hospital, said deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on May 08. "We are getting help for the supply of oxygen from Central govt; Delhi High Court and Supreme Court have also intervened in this regard. We need 700 MT of oxygen to run hospitals in the state and if we want to increase the capacity of our hospitals we need 976 MT of oxygen," said Dy CM Sisodia.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said there is still a shortage of vaccine doses against Covid-19. He said Delhi needs 3 crore doses to inoculate all eligible beneficiaries within 3 months. Kejriwal urged the Centre to provide Delhi with the requisite number of vaccine doses. Kejriwal expressed confidence if the Delhi government gets 80-85 lakh doses per month, the vaccination process can be completed within the set target of three months. The chief minister pointed out the current requirement of doses can also go higher as beneficiaries from the NCR region are also coming to Delhi to get inoculated. Delhi has so far vaccinated 3,666,694 beneficiaries till now of which 114,657 were administered doses in the last 24 hours.
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As a severe shortage of medical oxygen hurts India's Covid-19 patients, Thailand became the latest country to send O2 cylinders and concentrators as aid. A Royal Thai Air Force plane landed in Delhi with a consignment of 200 oxygen cylinders and 10 concentrators on behalf of the Thai government, and 100 cylinders and 60 concentrators as donation from the Indian diaspora. Meanwhile, Gilead Sciences sent 25,600 vials of the remdesivir drug which is used in Covid treatment. Watch the full video for more.
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Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) issued a new Covid-19 testing advisory on Tuesday that recommends using more rapid antigen tests in the wake of the massive surge in cases that has put huge pressure on India’s healthcare system. ICMR has also suggested reducing RT-PCR tests to take the load off the existing laboratories. CT-Scans vs. RT-PCR vs. Rapid Antigen: Which test to do and when. Top Doctors Dr MS Kanwar (Apollo Hospital) & Dr Amit Thadani (Niramaya Hospital), join us to address your queries at 6pm. Do start sending in your questions.
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Due to the surge in COVID cases and fatalities in Nepal, a cabinet meeting decided the closure of International Flights starting from Wednesday. Serpentine lines were seen outside the terminal of International Airport. On Wednesday, Tribhuwan International Airport remained packed with travelers before closure. Police personnel were seen requesting people to maintain social distancing. Nepal has announced to produce RT-PCR report before boarding the flight.
When must you go for an RT-PCR test? Are lung CT-scans harmful? When should you go to hospital? Dr Naval Vikram, Dept of Medicine, AIIMS and Dr Jagadish Hiremath, Founder- ACE Healthcare answer your queries.
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Air cargo arm of SpiceJet, Spice Express airlifted medical supplies from Guangzhou to New Delhi on May 03 as the national capital is reeling under oxygen shortage amid the horrific second wave of COVID-19 pandemic. SpiceJet's B737 aircraft brought in 700 oxygen concentrators.
SpiceJet has dedicated a special aircraft livery to honour the actor Sonu Sood for his efforts in helping millions of stranded Indians, both within and outside India, reach their homes in the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic last year.
SpiceJet unveiled a special livery with an image of the actor wrapped on its Boeing 737 aircraft. SpiceJet and Sonu Sood had collaborated since the beginning of the pandemic last year to work closely to help repatriate thousands of stranded Indians who were stuck abroad.
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As Assam awaits to see who its next chief minister will be, Sarbananda Sonowal and Himanta Biswa Sarma rushed to Delhi on Saturday to hold talks with the BJP’s leadership; Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Saturday that there is still a shortage of vaccine doses against the coronavirus disease in the capital; At least 10 workers died in a quarry in Andhra Pradesh's Kadapa district after a large quantity of explosive material ignited. This and more news at 2PM.
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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal claimed that if the state government is provided with adequate vaccine doses then Delhiites will be vaccinated in 3-month time. "Out of this, Delhi Govt has got only 40 lakh doses so far. We need 2.6 crores more doses," said CM Kejriwal. CM Arvind Kejriwal said, "If Delhi government is given 80-85 lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccine per month, we can complete vaccination within three months."
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal during a press conference on May 08 urged Central government to ensure that Delhi receives adequate availability of vaccines. He said, "To complete vaccination within 3 months, we need to vaccinate 3 lakh people every day. Currently, we are inoculating 1 lakh people in a day. I request Central government to ensure adequate availability of vaccines to Delhi."
Amid an unprecedented surge in Covid-19 cases, some Samaritans across the Delhi-NCR region have either formed communities or taken it upon themselves to help those in distress. Of late, social media platforms have been flooded with requests for plasma donations. Adnan Shah and Sanjay Raina are two among the many who have been providing assistance to those pleading for help in the national capital region by way of a Twitter handle @PlasmaNCR. The duo claims to be resolving more than 100 plasma requirement SOS calls a day amidst a deluge of requests. Dr Sameer Kaul also joins us on the show to explain the do’s and don’ts of plasma donations.
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In a significant directive to the states and Union Territories, the Union Health Ministry on Saturday said the requirement of a positive COVID-19 test report is not mandatory for admission to a health facility. In its revised national policy for admission of COVID patients to various dedicated health facilities, both public and private, the Union Health Ministry said no patient will be refused services on any account, including oxygen and essential drugs, even if he or she belongs to a different city. "This patient-centric measure aims to ensure a prompt, effective, and comprehensive treatment of patients suffering from COVID-19," the ministry said. Watch the full video for more details.
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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,..
In last 24 hours, Maharashtra reported 48,621 fresh COVID cases, 567 deaths and 59,500 discharges. The total active cases in the state are now at 6,56,870. Case fatality rate of Maharashtra is 1.49%...
In last 24 hours, Maharashtra reported 56,647 fresh COVID cases, 669 deaths and 51,356 discharges. The total active cases in the state are now at 6,68,353. Case fatality rate of Maharashtra is 1.49%...