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.
Speaking on incident in which oxygen was leaked while it was being filled in a tanker in Maharashtra's Nashik, State Health Minister Rajesh Tope on April 21 said it will impact the hospital and government will issue a press note after gathering more information in the matter. "Due to the walls leakage of the tanker in Nashik, there was massive Oxygen leakage. There must definitely have been an impact on the hospital it was going to but I'm yet to gather more information. We'll issue a press note after gathering more information," said Tope while addressing a press conference in Mumbai.
COVID-19 cases continue to surge in Maharashtra. The streets wore deserted look in Mumbai as State government has imposed lockdown-like restrictions in view of coronavirus till May 01. Section 144 has also been imposed across the state. Currently, Mumbai has 82671 active cases of coronavirus.
While COVID has spread at an unprecedented rate, Bhopal's Nirvana Multi-speciality Hospital is facing oxygen crisis. All efforts to secure oxygen have gone in vain, according to hospital staff. A COVID patient's son broke down while narrating his ordeal.
Bhopal's first Oxygen bank was set up on April 21, wherein BJP leader Rahul Kothari donated 40 oxygen generators through Sarokar organization. These oxygen concentrators are valuable for mildly symptomatic patients. Bhopal collector Avinash Lavania said, "Patients will not be required to come to the hospital, instead these oxygen concentrators which can maintain the flow up to 50lmp will be provided at their home. These are for patients who are mildly symptomatic or who need less oxygen support."
A consignment of 15,000 Remdesivir injections reached Indore from Karnataka's Bengaluru on April 20. The vaccines will be further distributed across cities in Madhya Pradesh. According to Additional Collector of Indore, Ajaydev Sharma, the vaccines will be further transported to Rewa, Bhopal, Ratlam, Gwalior, Shahdol and Jabalpur. On April 20, MP reported 12,897 fresh COVID-19 cases.