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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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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1710 doses of COVID-19 vaccine including 1270 of Covishield and 440 of Covaxin and files were stolen from PPC centre at Civil Hospital in Jind in Haryana. Deputy CMO of Jind, Dr Ramesh Panchal said, "I'll also check our main store that keeps supply for entire district. I'll also inform officials." Police started investigation in the matter and said, "The video footage shows two people committing the crime. We are investigating the matter."
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.