After receiving flak for giving out 'free Flabiflu' in his parliamentary constituency East Delhi, BJP MP Gautam Gambhir on Thursday asked if a few strips of Fabiflu he obtained is causing its shortage and said he is proud to save somebody's life in this pandemic. "If a few 100 strips of tablets obtained from a distributor are being given for free, then, can it be called 'hoarding'? Is my obtaining a few strips of Fabiflu causing the shortage?", he said. "Those people, who let Remdesivir sell for Rs 30,000- Rs 40,000, or one hospital bed being given out for 5-10 lakhs, are calling this 'hoarding'?" he added. Watch the full video for more details.
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During the sixth phase of West Bengal Assembly elections, a clash erupted on April 22 between the workers of BJP and TMC workers in West Bengal's East Bardhaman. Reason that triggered clash is yet to be known.
People rushed to BJP MP Gautam Gambhir's office for 'Fabiflu' with prescription after he took to twitter and announced that people of East Delhi can get the medicine us in COVID treatment for free. He has been accused of hoarding COVID-19 medicines. While speaking to ANI, Gambhir said that he will do everything to save lives of people. "If a few 100 strips of tablets obtained from a distributor are being given for free, then, can it be called hoarding? Is my obtaining a few strips of Fabiflu causing the shortage? You can call me wrong but I will do everything to save lives of people," said Gambhir.
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India surpassed another grim milestone in the number of Covid-19 cases on Wednesday. As many as 3,14,835 more people tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, taking the cumulative caseload to 1,59,30,965.
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Amid oxygen crisis across the country, Haryana has allotted 140 metric ton oxygen to the national capital. While addressing a press conference on April 22, Haryana Chief Minister ML Khattar said, "260 MT oxygen productions are in Haryana's Panipat. 140 MT oxygen have been allotted to Delhi. Arvind Kejriwal rang me up today and the matter has been resolved."
Delhi doesn't produce Oxygen it depends on other states, informed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on April 22. "Centre also allots companies that will supply oxygen to a particular state. Delhi doesn't produce oxygen, supply here is done by other states. Some of the Governments, in whose states these companies are, had stopped the supply that was to come to Delhi from these companies," said Delhi CM.
Delhi's Rathi Hospital in Najafgarh received oxygen cylinders during wee hours of April 22 after the hospital reported Oxygen shortage. Several hospitals in the national capital including the St Stephen's Hospital and Sir Ganga Ram City Hospital have reported an acute shortage of medical oxygen. However, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that the Central government has increased Delhi's quota of oxygen.
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.
Situation in the country is getting worse day by day amid COVID second wave. Maharashtra reported 67,013 new COVID-19 cases, 62,298 recoveries and 568 deaths in the last 24 hours. While Kerala registered 26,995 new COVID-19 cases, 28 deaths on April 22. States like Karnataka reported 25,795 cases, Tamil Nadu reported 12,652, and Gujarat reports 13,105 fresh COVID cases in last 24 hours.
As coronavirus cases continue to surge across the country, Karnataka government on April 20 announced night curfew in the state. Karnataka Home Minister Basavaraja Bommai informed that Ex-CM Kumaraswamy is in favour of implementing lockdown but the Chief Minister is yet to take any decision. Basavaraja Bommai said, "Ex-CM Kumaraswamy and Governor have said that there should be a lockdown. Chief Minister is yet to take any decision on lockdown. Chief Secretary has also prepared a report. After discussing with experts, probably, CM will take a call tonight."
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.
Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope on Thursday said the state is being allocated 26,000 Remdesivir injections per day by the Centre as against the requirement of 50,000 vials of the anti-COVID-19 drug. "The state government's daily requirement is 50,000 Remdesivir injections, but the Centre's allocation is 26,000 injections per day. This is for the next 10 days, which is very serious as timely use of the injections to treat co- morbid and serious COVID-19 patients can save lives," he said. Remdesivir is listed for use in serious COVID-19 patients. In view of a sudden spike in demand of the drug due to the surge in COVID-19 cases, the Centre last week banned its export till the situation improves. Watch the full video for more details.
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Maharashtra Government appealed Centre to allot more Remdesivir injections to the State to battle COVID-19. "We need 50,000 Remdisivir injections daily but now we have been allotted only 26,000 injections for the next 10 days by the Centre. I appeal to the Government of India to allot more injections to the State, I will write to them today," said Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope.
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