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."
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.
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.
Assam government has procure 2 crore vaccine from Serum Institute of India and Bharat Biotech and will provide free vaccines to everyone from 18 to 45 years of age, informed state Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on April 21. "Government of Assam has decided to procure 2 crore vaccines, 1 crore vaccine from Serum Institute of India and another from Bharat Biotech so that we can give free vaccines to the citizen belonging to 18 to 45 years group. We want to start vaccination drive early as possible," said State Health Minister Sarma.
Dr Balram Bhargava, Director-General (DG) of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said there is no change in death rate between the first and second Covid-19 wave. "There is no change in the death rate between the first wave and the second wave. Similar trends are being seen across all the states because this is a countrywide data of a national registry data which has been collected of only hospitalised patients. So this is 10,000 hospitalised patients that are being analysed,” said Bhargava. He also said that higher requirement of oxygen was found in the second wave. Watch the full video for more.
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