Rajasthan Health Minister Raghu Sharma on April 08 said that the ventilators sent by the Centre are faulty. He said that Centre provided 1,000 ventilators to Rajasthan but they stopped working in 2-2.5 hours. "How can we save lives of people with faulty ventilators," he said. "In review meet CM raised the issue, it was told that Centre should be informed of it. We informed them. There's no politics in it, we're telling them about a defect," he said.
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Muslim calendar and is the holy month of fasting. Millions across the globe will honour the religious tradition between April 12 and May 11, by abstaining from food and drink during daylight hours. But this year will be different for many, as some traditions are still on hold due to social restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of Covid-19.
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Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan showed concerns over increasing cases in Chhattisgarh. The weekly positivity is increasing from one and a half percent. "It has increased to 27.9% almost 28%," he said.
During press conference held in Delhi, Niti Aayog's Dr VK Paul spoke on Remdesivir, which is an anti-viral drug for COVID-19. "There is no question of use of Remdesivir in home setting. This is required for those individuals who require hospitalisation and are on oxygen. It should only be use in hospital and not to be procured from chemist shops. We appeal that there should be rational use of Remdesivir. The drug is available in sufficient numbers. We appeal to the physicians' community for rational, judicious, and correct use of the drug," said Dr VK Paul.
As India battles a second COVID wave, Union Law and Justice Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad called the 2nd wave a 'global phenomenon'. "The second wave of COVID19 is a global phenomenon. What is important is how the government is responding. Till today, around 11 crore doses of vaccine have been administered. It is a satisfactory speed," he said.
Amid political campaigning and upcoming fourth phase Assembly elections in West Bengal, BJP workers staged a protest outside Jadavpur Police Station in Kolkata over the attack on state BJP chief Dilip Ghosh's convoy. The protestors alleged that TMC goons attacked the convoy of Ghosh. BJP chief Dilip Ghosh's convoy was allegedly attacked in Cooch Behar on April 08. The first three phases of the eight-phased West Bengal polls have already taken place. The fourth phase of the elections will be held on April 10. Counting of the votes will take place on May 02.
Ahead of upcoming Assembly elections in Kerala, Union Home Minister Amit Shah attended a public meeting at Wayanad on April 3 and said Prime Minister has put forward the vision of 'FAST' and these could be the foundation of the development of the state. "For Kerala, PM Narendra Modi has put forward the vision of FAST. F stands for Fisheries and Fertiliser, A means Agriculture and Ayurveda, S means Skill Development and Social Empowerment, and T means Tourism and Technology," said Shah.
After BJP president JP Nadda claimed to win Assembly elections and forming government in West Bengal, TMC leader Derek O'Brien declined his claims and called it "mind games"."I am amused with mind games of 'MoShah' (Modi and Shah). Last night, Modi-Shah and BJP president JP Nadda, had a review meeting over Bengal. They know that we're ahead of them. In 2019 Lok Sabha polls, we were 3% ahead of BJP and this time it's increased to 6%. So, catch us if you can. 'Tourist Gang', despite big talks, are behind, that's why the mind games. We have won Nandigram. There is no other constituency; it's all BJP's mind games." said Derek O'Brien.
Coronavirus travel restrictions in Scotland are to be eased from Friday and more people will be able to meet up outdoors, Nicola Sturgeon has said.The First Minister said a reduction in prevalence of..
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