Union Health Minister on April 20 said that the Centre is creating temporary beds in hospitals and is also working on increasing the manpower. "Last year, over 80% people were treated under home isolation. "Our start is good but we need to increase our facilities more," added Harsh Vardhan. Today, India reported over 2.59 lakh new COVID cases.
As Covid cases continue to surge across the nation, Health Minister harsh Vardhan has said that he is not in favour of a national lockdown. He said that a lockdown was necessary in the first wave when the government used the period to ramp up health infrastructure. ‘Over one year, people have learnt how to fight Covid. Now they know how to make the containment zones, do testing, tracing & treatment. Government of India has supported the states in all these things,’ the health minister said. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 22 said country's per capita carbon footprint is 60% lower than the global average. "Today, as we discuss global climate action, I want to leave one thought with you. India's per capita carbon footprint is 60% lower than the global average as our lifestyle is still rooted in sustainable traditional practices," PM said during Leaders' Summit on Climate.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the Leaders' Summit on Climate via video conferencing on April 22. During the summit, PM said, "Humanity is battling a global pandemic right now and this event is a timely reminder that grave threat of Climate Change hasn't disappeared. It is a lived reality for millions around the world." "President Biden and I are launching 'India-Us Climate and Clean Energy Agenda 2030 partnership'. We will help mobilise investments, demonstrate clean technologies and enable green collaborations," he added.
A man in Moradabad, dressed as Sai Baba, is creating awareness among people to follow COVID guidelines and wear masks. Every Thursday, Vipin Kumar stands outside a temple in his locality with a banner in his hand asking people to wear masks. He said, "I don't allow people to enter the temple without masks, if they don't have I give them masks."
Amid surge in COVID cases, shortage of oxygen was reported by several states. Ro-Ro express train carrying liquid oxygen moved out from the RINL Vizag steel plant and will be taken over by Indian Railways. The train is en route to Maharashtra, which is facing acute shortage of oxygen.
20 tonnes oxygen was dispatched from Odisha's JSPL steel plant, located in Angul, to Visakhapatnam under police escort. Loading was carried out in presence of police staff. Amid surge in COVID cases, several states are facing oxygen shortage.
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The national capital is the worst hit city by COVID-19. Delhi registered 26,169 new COVID infections on April 22 which took the total COVID caseload of the city to 9,56,348. 306 new fatalities were reported in Delhi, therefore the death toll mounted to 13,193. Currently there are 91,618 active cases in the city. So far, 8,51,537 people have won the battle against COVID in the national capital. Amid surge in COVID cases, Delhi is facing the shortage of oxygen.
As reports of oxygen shortage continue in Delhi, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia spoke over the delay in the supply of oxygen from neighboring states of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. Sisodia said that oxygen trucks were stopped by officials in Uttar Pradesh and Haryana. Meanwhile, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said that a system has been created to allocate oxygen supply to Delhi. Watch the full video for more details.
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Amid the prevailing second wave of COVID, the arrangement of makeshift COVID hospital at Delhi's Radha Soami Satsang Beas (RSSB) is in full swing. Delhi is reporting over 20,000 daily cases from past few days. Around 5,000 beds are about to be ready in a few days. "As per the orders of DM south, beds will be available at the earliest," Vivek, in-charge, Civil defence at RSSB, Bhati Mines told ANI.
Amid increasing demand of Remdesivir injections across the country, Delhi AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria on April 21 advised countrymen don't consider Remdesivir as a magic bullet as it requires for only small percentage of COVID patients. "It is important to understand that most of us who are either in home isolation or in the hospital, because panic, don't actually need any specific treatment. Only small percentage requires Remdesivir. Don't consider this as a magic bullet," said Dr Guleria while addressing issues related to COVID-19 in the country. "By rushing to the hospital, you are creating more chaos and not helping yourself and you are actually denying a bed to fellow citizen who may need it but may not get it because of unnecessary hospitalisation of people who don't need to be in hospital," Dr Guleria further added.
As the vaccination drive against COVID-19 is underway across the country, Delhi AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria on April 21 said, "The vaccine prevents you from getting the disease in the form of severe illness. It may not prevent you from getting the infection. Important to understand that even after the vaccine we may have a positive report, it is why important to wear a mask even after vaccine."