From DCGI approving new anti-Covid drug, to health ministry issues new rules for hospital admissions, here are the top updates on the coronavirus. DCGI approved a new anti-Covid oral drug, which has been developed by DRDO and Dr. Reddy’s. The medicine has been given emergency use approval by DCGI. Meanwhile, Health Ministry said that a positive Covid-19 report is now not mandatory for a patient to be admitted to a hospital. Also, Supreme Court formed a 12-member National Task Force on medical oxygen. The new panel includes 10 doctors and 2 top bureaucrats from the Centre, who will ensure streamlined delivery of oxygen across India. Watch the full video for more updates on the pandemic.
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Germany has sent an Oxygen Plant with the capacity of generating 4,00,000 litres of oxygen. The Plant will serve DRDO operated Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel COVID Hospital. German Ambassador to India Walter J Lindner inspected the plant today. Speaking to ANI, German Ambassador to India Walter J Lindner said that India gave so much to world during COVID pandemic so it is just the act of returning this help. "India gave so much to world during Corona crisis. So it's just the act of returning this help. When we got to know that India needs mostly oxygen, we had our military getting into gear and they brought in big oxygen plant. I think on Monday morning we have a test run," German Envoy.
Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) on May 08 approved emergency use DRDO's anti-COVID drug which the agency said will be helpful in faster recovery of hospitalised patients. While speaking to ANI, Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (INMAS-DRDO) scientists spoken about drug 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG). The drug will be of immense benefit to the people suffering from COVID-19.
As the country is reeling under the horrific second wave of COVID-19 pandemic, locals in Shivamogga thronged the Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) market turning eyes from COVID-19 protocols. COVID protocols including social distancing norms were flouted at the market. Karnataka is observing Janta Curfew during the weekend to curb the spread of the virus. A two-week lockdown will remain in place across the state between May 10 andMay 24.
In view of the rapid surge in COVID-19 infection, Goa government had announced a two-week curfew in the state from May 9 till May 23. Essential services have been exempted, grocery shops are allowed to remain open from 7am-1pm and for restaurant only takeaway orders are allowed from 7am- 7pm. RT-PCR negative test report or vaccination (both doses) certificate has been made mandatory for tourists visiting Goa.
India reported 4,03,738 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. With 37,36,648 total active cases, COVID caseload of the country stood at 2,22,96,414. 4,092 new deaths took the death toll to 2,42,362 . In last 24 hours, 3,86,444 people have won the battle against the diseases. Phase 3 vaccination drive is underway across country. So far 16,94,39,663 vaccine doses have been inoculated.
With India's healthcare system under unprecedented pressure, and an acute shortage of key supplies like medical oxygen and remdesivir drug costing lives, six friends in Rajasthan's Kota have started a..
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