Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan visited All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Trauma centre on April 16 and announced that 70 more beds will be added to Trauma Centre. "We have decided to add 70 more beds at the AIIMS Trauma Centre and 100 more beds at the National Cancer Institute, Jhajjar. I am sure we will be able to overcome the challenges we are facing due to surge in COVID19 cases now," the Minister said. "I have visited COVID wards in the Trauma Centre here with the Director and other doctors and met COVID patients individually. Most of them are in a recovery state. The main motive behind the visit is to check the bed availability and to increase according to the need. There are 266 COVID beds available in AIIMS till date, 253 are occupied with patients," he added.
Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on April 16 said that strict action would be taken against those involved in black marketing of the Remdesivir drug. "Companies manufacturing COVID-19 drug Remdesivir have been asked to ramp up production. I assure you that strict action will be taken against those who are involved in black marketing of the drug and other malpractices," said Health Minister.
The ICSE board exams for Classes 10 and 12 have been postponed amid the surge in COVID-19 cases across the country. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was today briefed about the efforts being made by the government to import medical grade oxygen. Scam-accused billionaire Nirav Modi's extradition to India has been cleared by the British government. UK Home Secretary Priti Patel signed the extradition order on Thursday. Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday. Tamil Actor Vivekh is still in critical condition and will be observed closely for the next 48 years at the SIMS Hospital in Vadapalani.
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Delhi police commissioner SN Shrivastava has warned people over the weekend curfew in the national capital. He said that those who violate the restrictions put in place could even be arrested. Shrivastava said that the Delhi police will enforce the restrictions strictly and added that essential services will be allowed to operate without any hassle. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had announced the weekend curfew after a meeting with LG Anil Baijal. The decision was taken in the wake of rising Covid cases in the capital. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Labour MP Vicky Foxcroft (Lewisham Deptford) signed her question to the Prime Minister, asking about sign language interpretation on Government press conferences.Then speaking her question, she asked: “If the Prime Minister doesn’t understand, imagine how those who rely on British Sign Language feel at his press briefings.“£2.6 million spent on the new press room, yet still no interpreter.“What message does he think this sends to disabled people?”Boris Johnson responded: “I’m grateful to the honourable lady and grateful for the way she has set out her question.“I will revert to her as soon as I can.”
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As India continues to fight second wave of COIVD-19, Maharashtra has remained as the worst-hit state. State Government imposed section 144 for 15 days from April 14 8pm onwards. Public transport will remain operational for emergency services. Maharashtra reported 60,212 fresh COVID infections in last 24 hours.
Mumbai Mayor said that there is a shortage of Covid-19 vaccine doses in the city. Kishori Pednekar added that vaccine supplies in Mumbai will be over in three days. The Mayor's statement comes amid a continuous surge in Covid cases in Maharashtra. “Maharashtra CM and Health Minister requested Centre for supply of vaccines. Around 1,76,000 doses were available on April 6, city will require more vaccines,” Pednekar said. The financial capital has been one of the worst-hit cities across the country. Mumbai reported more than 10,000 fresh Covid positive cases in the last 24 hours.
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Amid continuous surge in COVID cases in Maharashtra, Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar on April 07 said that there is a shortage of COVID-19 vaccine doses in the city. She said that 1,76,000 vaccine doses were available on April 06 and in coming days the city will require more vaccines. Mumbai remains the worst-hit capital city as compared to others in India. In last 24 hours, the financial capital reported 10,030 new COVID-19 positive cases, which is higher than several pf the major states in country.
Amid surge in COVID cases, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on April 15 assured that there is no shortage of beds in hospitals for coronavirus patients. "According to the latest data, more than 5000 beds are available," said CM Kejriwal during a press conference. He further urged people to not be selective about the hospitals as the priority is to get admitted.
The Central Government has given permission to Haffkine Institute to produce Bharat Biotech's Covaxin. CM Uddhav Thackeray thanked PM Modi through a tweet by CM office, Maharashtra on April 15, "The Dept of Science and Technology, Government of India, has granted approval to Haffkine Institute to produce Bharat Biotech's Covaxin vaccine on a transfer of technology basis. CM Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray has thanked the Hon'ble PM Shri@narendramodi for approving this request."
Amid increasing COVID-19 cases in state, Maharashtra government on April 13 announced a series of strict restrictions in the state till May 1 including the imposition of Section 144. Bollywood industry is also feeling the heat. According to All Indian Cine Workers Association president, the industry is bearing loses as spot boys and other daily wagers have returned to their hometown due to no work. "We support lockdown, but there has to be a way for us. Government talks about others but not daily wagers in our industry," he said. Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on April 13 announced a series of strict restrictions in the state till May 1 including the imposition of Section 144 from Wednesday in view of rising COVID-19 cases but said he will not term the new restrictions as "lockdown".
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