It was organized in collaboration with State Health Department & National Health Mission.
As per reports, a total of 67 personnel of Assam Police volunteered to donate plasma for treatment of COVID-19 patients out of which 43 personnel were found eligible to donate plasma.
They were felicitated by Minister of Health Himanta Biswa Sarma, Minister of State, Health department Pijush Hazarika, DGP Assam Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta, Harmit Singh, ADGP(A), M P Gupta, Commissioner of Police Guwahati and other dignitaries.
On Aug 01, 1,457 new positive cases pushed the Covid-19 count to 41,726 in Assam.
Zaloni Tea Estate in Dibrugarh in Assam shut down now after 133 people tested positive for COVID-19 here. Deputy Commissioner of Dibrugarh, Pallav Gopal Jha said, "133 cases were detected at Zaloni Tea Estate till yesterday, all patients are asymptomatic. Tea estate has been declared as containment zone."
India continued to battle against 2nd wave of COVID-19 and amid it, Indian Air Force (IAF) IL-76 airlifted 3 cryogenic oxygen containers from Singapore to Panagarh Air Base in West Bengal. Similarly, IAF's C-17 aircraft has airlifted 4 cryogenic oxygen containers from Bangkok to Panagarh Air base. The requirement of medical oxygen has soared in the country amid COVID crisis.
As official trends show Bharatiya Janata Praty (BJP) is set to retain power in Assam, BJP workers celebrated by distributing sweets at party office in Guwahati on May 02. In the 126-seat Assam Assembly, BJP is leading in 57 seats with its allies ahead on around 20. Voting for these elections took place in three phases between March 27 and April 6.
Assam's Sonitpur experienced a 6.4 magnitude earthquake on the morning of April 28. The tremors were felt even in Guwahati which is more than 180 km from Sonitpur. A residential building in Beltola town of Guwahati was also impacted by the earthquake. The Lakshmi Apartment has been damaged with several cracks following the earthquake. Fearing their lives, the residents of the apartment building are moving out. The building was later inspected by the officials of police and SDRF (State Disaster Response Force).
Assam government converted Guwahati's Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium also known as Sarusajai Stadium into a COVID-19 isolation facility on April 21. At least 500 people can be quarantined at the COVID facility centre. Assam's active case rose to 9,032 on April 21. Assam government will give free vaccines to everyone from 18-45 years.
Bharatiya Janata Party will form the government in Assam, said Himanta Biswa Sarma on May 02. "Bharatiya Janata Party will form the government and the CM will also be from BJP, to continue development in the State," said Sarma.
Amid oxygen crisis across the country, Assam has signed MoUs with three manufactures of liquid oxygen in the state. While speaking to ANI, state Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on April 27 said, "We have signed MoUs with three manufactures of liquid oxygen. These three plants will give us 10.5 MT oxygen per day. With this, our total capacity has gone up to 66 MT."
Uttar Pradesh's Additional Director General (ADG) for Law and Order, Prashant Kumar on March 19 said that the state has the highest number of convictions when it comes to crimes against women. "Uttar Pradesh tops the list in number of convictions in connection with crimes against women. In cases related to POCSO, convicts were awarded either a death penalty or life sentence," said ADG Kumar.
Strict restrictions will be implemented in Maharashtra from April 14 8pm due to surge in COVID-19 cases. State DGP, Sanjay Pandey in a press conference, informed that if anyone has any emergency, they will be allowed movement. "Shops selling essential items and public transport will remain operational. There is no provision of movement passes this time. We have given instruction to all our units that if anyone has an emergency they should be allowed movement," said Maharashtra DGP.
Despite rising COVID cases, Haridwar is jam-packed with pilgrims for Kumbh Mela on April 12. COVID protocols were flouted as devotees performed the rituals. Appreciating the efforts of police, Uttarakhand DGP Ashok Kumar said that as it was a peak day therefore, it was hard to make people follow it. DGP Ashok Kumar said, "Maha Kumbh has been challenging for the country, Uttarakhand Police is comparatively small in strength but Maha Kumbh takes place on that very scale. It was a challenging day for us. The crowd is a little less due to COVID. We have tried our best that the behaviour is right and COVID protocols are followed. Today is a peak day so it is not possible to make them follow protocols. The footfall is 50% less than what we were expecting this year due to COVID pandemic." Uttarakhand has over 7,000 active cases in the state.