As regular citizens and suppliers work round the clock to arrange oxygen for critical Covid patients and there arppears to be more bad news than good, one story of Delhi police going beyond the call of duty will show that the system does not always fail the people.
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.
At least 7 tankers filled with 131 MT Liquid Medical Oxygen loaded in rake have left for Delhi. Indian Railways has started Oxygen Express initiative to transport liquid oxygen to the states in need in this fight against pandemic. The national capital is reeling under oxygen crisis amid surge in COVID cases. Delhi has reported over 17,000 new cases on May 08.
A flight carrying medical supplies from UK arrived in India. Aircraft reached Delhi with COVID aid, including 3 oxygen generators and 1,000 ventilators. Several countries including US, Germany, Begium, Dubai, UK, France and Thailand have extended their support to India as country is battling with the severe second wave of COVID-19 pandemic.
Locals in Nagpur defied COVID protocols at public places amid the devastating second wave of COVID-19 pandemic. People in large numbers rushed to the market area to make purchase. The state is under lockdown till May 15 to curb the COVID surge.
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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