With India's healthcare system under unprecedented pressure, and an acute shortage of key supplies like medical oxygen and remdesivir drug costing lives, six friends in Rajasthan's Kota have started a creditable undertaking. Chandresh Gehija, Ravi Kumar, Ashish Rajawat, Bharat Samnani, Deepak Ambani, and Gauram Godyani have turned four cars into 'mini-hospitals' with oxygen supply and air conditioning facilities. Watch the full video for more.
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Singer Sonu Nigam inaugurated the blood donation camp organised by Ameet Satam's Adarsh Foundation at Bharatmata Hall, Vidyanidhi campus in Juhu. He donated blood and urged his fans to donate blood amid the second wave of COVID-19. The singer became the first blood donor of the two-day camp set up in Juhu and he also motivated the youth to donate blood before taking the vaccination. Sonu Nigam had tested COVID positive earlier.
In wake of COVID-19 spread, testing has been ramped up by governments. A long queue was seen at Moradabad Railway Station as people waited for health officials to arrive and begin the testing. People complained that they have been standing in queue since morning but administration is delaying the testing process. Later, lab technician informed that due to unavailability of transport, they could not reach on time.
Tamil Nadu government had imposed fresh COVID-19 restricts in order to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. Government had also extended night curfew and Sunday lockdowns till further orders. Government-run TASMAC liquor shops have been permitted to operate between 8 am and noon till May 20. Locals thronged the shops on the morning of May 06 to get their dose of alcohol.
In a viral video from Ahmedabad's Navapura village, a massive crowd of women was seen violating COVID protocols as women headed to offer prayers at the Baliyadev Temple. Without ensuring social distancing, women gathered at one place with earthen pots on their head. Police has taken action against 23 people including village sarpanch.
At least 18 people died after fire broke out at a Covid hospital in Gujarat's Bharuch. The massive blaze broke out in Covid-19 ward of the hospital at 1 am on Saturday. There were around 50 other patients at the 4-storey Welfare Hospital when fire broke out. Bharuch SP, Rajendrasinh Chudasama said, “A fire broke out at a Covid hospital in Bharuch due to a short circuit. As per our preliminary report, at least 12 patients have died due to fire.” Meanwhile PM Modi has expressed grief over the loss of lives and offered condolences to families of victims. CM Vijay Rupani announced Rs 4 lakh assistance for the kin of the deceased in hospital fire. The hospital is situated on Bharuch-Jambusar highway, around 190 km from Ahmedabad. Around 50 patients were rescued by locals, firefighters & shifted to nearby hospitals.
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In a beautiful scenario, COVID patients were seen offering prayers and remembering God during this tough time of coronavirus at SVP Hospital in Gujarat's Ahmedabad. Doctors and nurses also accompanied them in praying. The whole environment of the hospital looked calm.
The 'Royal Challengers Bangalore' was seen at the Mumbai airport as they're travelling to Ahmedabad for their next match with 'Delhi Capitals'. The match will be held at Narendra Modi stadium on April 27. Meanwhile, 'Rajasthan Royals' is all set to lock horns with 'Mumbai Indians'. They're travelling to Delhi as match is scheduled to be held on April 29 at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium.
Amid the surge in COVID-19 cases, queue of ambulances seen waiting outside Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad on April 14 to admit patients. "10 days earlier, about 2800-2900 cases reported daily. But these days we are getting 4500-4600 daily cases. Emergency flow increased to 50%. Almost more cases are corona related. There are 625 ambulances working for 108 services. Also, we had added 60 more ambulances. Hospital wait time has exceeded as it's not the duty of 108 to assign the hospitals to corona patients. One has to call Municipal Corporation," said Hospital's Head of Emergency Satish Patel.
As the country faces oxygen crisis during second wave of COVID-19 pandemic, Seven ISO tankers from UAE with 20 MT Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) each arrived at Gujarat's Mundra Port on May 04. This is first such shipment of LMO to India.