In view of COVID-19 vaccine shortage in the county, Rajasthan Transport Minister Pratap Khachariyawas on May 08 urged Centre to provide free vaccines for the people and said free COVID vaccine is the right of every citizen of this country and it should be given to all without any discussion. "People are gasping for oxygen and you (Centre) took control of oxygen management in your hands. If you can't manage then let the states manage on their own. Free vaccine is the right of every citizen of this country. It should be given to all without any discussion... They (Centre) have put GST on vaccines and started increasing prices of petrol and diesel after Bengal elections," said Rajasthan Cabinet Minister Khachariyawas on COVID situation in the country.
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.
Border Security Forces (BSF) Commandant Ops (Jaipur-south), Jagdeep Singh Sandhu said on April 17 that nearly 100% personnel on duty have been given shots of COVID-19 vaccine. "We have vaccinated nearly 100% of our personnel on duty here. We have also started the first phase of vaccination for family members (above 45 years old) of our personnel here," the Commandant said.
Heat waves have gripped parts of India. Hot weather persisted in Thar Desert, Rajasthan and the temperature has reached to 40 degree Celsius that made the situation tough for the security forces deployed on the border of Jaisalmer. JS Sandhu, BSF Commandant said, "The temperature has reached to 42 degrees and it's been difficult for the Border Security Forces. All arrangements have been made for the security forces like shelter, clothes, food and water needed during patrolling. Also, the doctors are sent there on the regular interval there. The temperature would reach up to 50 degrees in upcoming days."
Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday. The 69-year-old Congress leader made the announcement on Twitter. Gehlot isolated himself on Wednesday after his wife Sunita had tested positive. PM Narendra Modi wished good health and speedy recovery to Gehlot, his wife. Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra also wished for Gehlot's speedy recovery. Meanwhile, former PM Manmohan Singh was discharged from AIIMS Delhi. The 88-year-old Congress veteran was hospitalised after testing positive for Covid. Singh was admitted to AIIMS trauma centre, a dedicated Covid facility, on April 19. Singh received the first dose of Covid vaccine on March 4 & second dose on April 3.
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Rajasthan BJP president Satish Poonia lambasted state Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot over phone tapping allegations and asked him to resign on moral grounds. BJP also demanded CBI probe in this regard. "The questions (over phone-tapping issue) were raised in August last year and the response has come now. It is a serious matter. Chief Minister must take responsibility and resign on moral grounds. CBI should investigate this issue now," said state BJP chief Poonia.
Jaipur police arrested two people for allegedly preparing fake COVID-19 negative reports. Police said, "Duo used to create fake COVID-19 negative certificates by forging the format. Probe underway to find out if there is an involvement of any diagnostic lab."
The Indian Air Force on Monday airlifted six empty cryogenic oxygen containers from Dubai and positioned them at Panagarh in West Bengal for refilling, officials said. The IAF is planning to bring from Dubai another six oxygen containers on Tuesday, they said. In India, two containers were airlifted from Jaipur to Jamnagar for refilling on Monday, they said. Watch the full video for more details.
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In wake of the deadly second wave of COVID-19 pandemic, around 700-bed COVID care centre at Radha Soami Satsang Bhawan in Jaipur. Facility is located in Beelwa, which is 24 kilometres from Jaipur. The facility is spread over 10 lakh square feet and has all facilities like other private hospitals. The centre will house 15 doctors 24X7. On April 25, Rajasthan witnessed a sharp rise in new COVID-19 infections by adding 15,809 new cases. At the same time, 74 fatalities were reported in a day. Currently, state has 1,36,702 active cases.
Amid COVID-19 scare, 'Jan Anushashan Pakhwada' imposed in Rajasthan. Streets and markets in Jaipur wore a deserted look today. The lockdown has been imposed in the state from 5 am, Apr 19 to 5 am, May 03 amid surge in COVID-19. On April 18, Rajasthan recorded over 10,000 COVID cases.
Rajasthan's Transport and Soldiers Welfare Minister Pratap Singh Khachariyawas confirmed that they have no problem in proving the majority. He said,"The people who had left have now returned, we have..