Amit Shah and Mamata Banerjee play blame-game on the Cooch Behar incident. NIA arrests Riyaz Kazi in Antilia Bomb case. CBI calls PAs of Anil Deshmukh for questioning in corruption case. Centre halts export of Remdesivir and its active pharmaceutical ingredients. The Uttar Pradesh government orders closure of all schools amid rising covid infections. Rahul Gandhi slams Centre, says ‘middle class is not satisfied’. All this and more news at 9 PM.
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Maharashtra Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis accused Maharastra Police of harassing a Daman-based Remdesivir supplier for agreeing to supply a stock of the drug to the state on the request of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders. “We had requested Bruck Pharma to supply a stock of Remdesivir vials to Maharashtra. They said they couldn't until permissions were given. I spoke with Union Minister Mansukh Mandaviya and got Food and Drug Administration (FDA)'s permission. Tonight around 9 pm, the police arrested him," said Fadnavis. He added that the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Manjunath Singe told they had inputs that some exporters had 60,000 vials and they only wanted to verify the same. However, Singe refuted the allegations that the distributor was arrested. Watch the full video for more.
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BJP leader and Leader of Opposition in Maharashtra Assembly, Devendra Fadnavis, has alleged that Mumbai Police on April 17 arrested a remdesivir supplier whom BJP had approached to supply the anti-viral drug to the state amid the surge in COVID cases. Fadnavis said, "Four days ago we had requested Bruck Pharma to supply us (Remdesivir) but they couldn't until permission was given. I spoke with Union Min Mansukh Mandviya and we got FDA's permission, but at about 9 pm, police arrested him (supplier)." LoP visited the police station where the supplier was held. "DCP told us that they received inputs that some exporters had 60,000 vials and wanted to verify the same. We showed them permission letter. He (DCP) said it wasn't communicated to them. Whatever happened was wrong," said Devendra Fadnavis.
In a post on Twitter on Wednesday, Zomato CEO Deepinder Goyal took a dig at their competitor Swiggy for delivering orders after 8pm in Mumbai amid the coronavirus pandemic. Deepinder Goyal, in his now-viral post, attached a screenshot from food delivery platform Swiggy’s application and tagged Mumbai Police, asking for a clarification. After Mumbai police clarified, he apologised to Swiggy.
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Death toll in Mumbai hospital fire rose to 10. Updating on the incident, Mumbai Police Commissioner informed that hospital's negligence has come to light and a case will be registered. "This is a serious incident. Negligence of hospital management has come to light. We will register a case," said Mumbai Police Commissioner. Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray also visited the site to review the situation. Over 70 patients were admitted in Sunrise hospital located on the third floor of Dreams Mall in Mumbai's Bhandup West, where fire broke out in the wee hours of March 26.
AICC Maharashtra incharge HK Patil on March 22 said that the decision on state Home Minister Anil Deshmukh's resignation will be taken by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and a meeting of Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) members will be held today. "Balasaheb Thorat and Ashok Chavan will meet Chief Minister Thackrey to discuss alleged letter of Mumbai Police Commissioner... NCP chief Sharad Pawar already spoke to media and said, 'we'll discuss resignation as well. Whatever alternatives come, we'll see, even resignation is one alternative'. Further NCP has clarified that it will be discussed and decided but the final decision will be of the Chief Minister of Maharashtra. However, the core group of Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) members will meet the Chief Minister today evening and it is the CM who will take the final decision in the matter as soon as possible," said Patil. After former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh accused HM Anil Deshmukh for money extortion from Sachin Waze, in a letter written to CM Uddhav Thackeray, opposition demanded his resignation.
In Nagpur, Covid-19 patients were seen sharing a bed in a hospital. This comes amid reports of beds in hospitals getting full due to a surge in Covid-19 cases. In the video, several patients can be seen sharing a bed in Nagpur hospital. The hospital official said that the priority is to provide oxygen to the patients arriving at the hospital. Watch the full video for more details.
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In a viral video, COVID-19 patient were seen sharing beds at Government Medical College and Hospital, Nagpur. This comes at a time when the country, is dealing with the second wave of coronavirus. Speaking on the matter, Dr. Avinash V Gawande, Medical Superintendent said, "It generally doesn't happen. It's a 900-bed hospital. Patients come from neighbouring districts and states. So it's important to give them oxygen quickly. We've 85-bed ward for emergency patients - acts as station before shifting patients. Sometimes several patients come simultaneously. In such situation, there might be possibility of there being 2 patients on one bed. But they're shifted within 10-15 minutes." Maharashtra has reported over 58,000 cases on April 14.
At least four died, some others injured after fire broke out in a Covid hospital in Nagpur. Officials said incident occurred at 8.10 pm on Friday at the hospital located in Wadi area. Around 27 patients were reportedly shifted to other hospitals following the blaze. Four fire tenders were rushed to spot, it took about an hour to bring fire under control. “This is a 30-bed Covid hospital out of which 15 were ICU beds. Patients have been evacuated and shifted to different hospitals,” a police official said. Meanwhile, CM Uddhav Thackeray has ordered an inquiry into the fire incident. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah expressed grief over the Nagpur hospital fire.
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A fire broke out at a COVID hospital in Maharashtra's Nagpur. Around 27 patients at the hospital were shifted to other hospitals. A police official said, "Around 27 patients at the hospital were shifted to other hospitals. We can't comment on their health condition now. Hospital has been evacuated." At least 3 people died in the incident and the dead bodies have been brought to Government Medical College and Hospital.