The demand of oxygen has been doubled in several parts of Gujarat amid surge in COVID-19 cases. Oxygen plants are working overtime to fulfill the demands of the hospitals. Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot and Ahmedabad among other smaller districts have emerged as highest consumers of medical oxygen. The demand of medical oxygen has increased as critical cases pile up in private and government hospitals. According to owner of Mukesh Patel, the demand of medical oxygen has risen from 20-30 per cent. Gujarat has reported 8,152 new COVID-19 cases and 81 deaths in last 24 hours.
BJP's Surat unit distributed Remdesivir injections free of cost to relatives of needy COVID-19 patients on April 10. A long queue of people was seen outside the BJP office to get the injections. MLA from Udhna, Vivek Patel said, "We're giving free injections to the needy in line with state BJP chief CR Patil's announcement to distribute 5,000 Remdesivir injections." Remdesivir is considered a key anti-viral drug in the fight against COVID-19 especially in adult patients with severe complications.
COVID-19 cases continued to rise in the country. The migrant workers began to return to their native places from Surat due to surge in COVID cases. A migrant worker said, "People are going home because they fear lockdown could be imposed once again. And they want to avoid the pain they endured during the lockdown last year." Migrant workers were seen at large number at bus depot to leave the city.
Shantir Ogrosena, multinational military exercise, concluded in Bangladesh on April 12.The armed forces of India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Sri Lanka participated in the exercise. Observers from the US, UK, Turkey and Saudi Arabia also participated. The multilateral UN-mandated counterterrorism exercise was held from April 4-12. The Indian Army contingent that participated comprised of 30 personnel. Indian Army chief Gen M M Naravane attended the closing ceremony of the exercise. The Army chief also interacted with the members of the Indian Army contingent. Watch the full video for more.
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A 10-day multinational military exercise named 'Shantir Ogrosena' in which troops of four countries including India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Sri Lanka participated, culminated on April 12 in Bangladesh. The exercise also included observers from the US, UK, Turkey and Saudi Arabia and others. The exercise from April 4-12, was organised to pay tribute to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on his birth centenary and celebrate the golden jubilee of the liberation of Bangladesh. The aim of the exercise was to strengthen defence ties and enhance interoperability amongst neighbourhood countries to ensure effective peacekeeping operations, the Indian Army said on April 12.
Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General MM Naravane, dedicated a memorial to Param Vir Chakra awardee, late Captain Manoj Pandey, at his native village in Rura in UP's Sitapur on March 19. General Naravane also met his family. Captain Manoj Pandey had led multiple attacks during 'Operation Vijay'. He assisted in capture of Khalubar, before he succumbed to his injures.