Bigg Boss 13 contestant and Youtuber Hindustani Bhau was arrested by the Mumbai police at Shivaji Park on Saturday for leading a protest there to cancel the 12th board exams in Maharashtra. According to reports, Hindustani Bhau had used an ambulance to travel to the park to stage the protest in order to deceive the police since the vehicle is not stopped at any checkpoint.
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India received Covid-19 medical aid from the United Kingdom on May 9. The flight carrying oxygen generators and ventilators landed in Delhi. The United Kingdom sent 3 oxygen generators and 1,000 ventilators. Following the delivery, the Ministry of External Affairs expressed gratitude to the UK. Each generator has the capacity to produce 500 litres of O2/min, enough to treat 50 people at a time. UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab had said, "The UK is sending surplus oxygen generators from Northern Ireland to India. This life-saving equipment will support the country's hospitals as they care for vulnerable Covid patients." Watch the full video for more.
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Chennai Railway Police raised awareness about Covid-19 among citizens recently with a unique performance. The video of the same is being circulated on social media. Dressed in their uniform, wearing face masks and white gloves, the Railway Police recently danced at the Chennai Central Railway Station.
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24 states including Maharashtra, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal have more than 15% positivity rate for COVID-19 in their daily infections, informed Union Health Ministry. "Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Haryana and Bihar have a high caseload," said Arti Ahuja, Additional Secretary (Health) while addressing a press conference in Delhi.
As the number of COVID cases is increasing in Bihar, state Health Minister Mangal Pandey on May 06 said the state government has now given the power to District Magistrate and medical colleges' superintendent to appoint doctors, nurses and paramedical staff for 3 months during this COVID period. "As cases are rising in the state we need more manpower to increase beds in hospitals. District Magistrate and medical colleges' superintendents can now appoint doctors, nurses and paramedical staff for 3 months during this COVID period," Pandey told ANI.
A COVID-19 patient died allegedly due to low oxygen supply in NMCH in Kota. Hospital superintendent Nilesh Jain said, "We faced a 2-5 minute disturbance due to lack of cylinders resulting in the death of a woman. The amount of pressure to operate ventilator had gone down."
As second wave of the coronavirus is testing the country, families and attendants of COVID-19 patients are struggling to get beds at Nalanda Medical College and Hospital (NMCH) in Patna. One of the doctors at the hospital said that the "situation is not good" as most of the patients arriving at the hospital are critical. Dr Ajay Kumar Sinha said, "Situation is not good, we are receiving much more patients than we did the last time. Most of the patients we get are critical and need oxygen support." Currently there are 20,148 active cases in the state.
In a bid to increase treatment for coronavirus in Patna, Patliputra Sports Complex has been converted into 110-bed COVID hospital and the facility will be made functional soon. Bihar Health Minister Mangal Pandey reviewed the facility on May 03. Patna has 17,224 active cases of coronavirus as of now.
Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar on April 15 took the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine in Patna. The vaccine was administered at Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (IGIMS). Bihar CM got the first jab of the vaccine on his 70th birthday on March 01.
Top doctors explain how Covid affects patients with diabetes. Dr Naval K Vikram of AIIMS explains the dos and don’ts for diabetic patients. Doctor also explains the use of steroids in some Covid cases. This comes at a time when vaccination in the country has been opened for 18-44 years of age. Watch the full video for more details.
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AIIMS director Dr Randeep Guleria had warned against CT scans in mild Covid cases linking its radiation to cancer risk. Backing Dr Guleria, Dr Naval Vikram, Dept of Medicine, AIIMS, New Delhi and Dr Jagadish Hiremath, Founder, ACE Healthcare also cautioned against the overuse of CT scans. They pointed out its harmful effects and urged everyone to be very careful. Watch the full video for more.
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Even as India struggles against the second wave of Covid-19 infections, the Union government's principal scientific advisor K. VijayRaghavan on May 5 said that a third Covid wave is inevitable. VijayRaghavan said that more waves are likely to occur. In this episode of In Focus, top doctors, Dr Naval Vikram, Dept of Medicine, AIIMS, New Delhi and Dr Jagadish Hiremath, Founder- ACE Healthcare discuss how India can be prepared for the third wave of Covid-19. Watch the full video for more.
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Indian Navy ships are bringing medical oxygen from various foreign destinations. INS Talwar reached Mangaluru with 40 metric tonnes of oxygen from Bahrain. INS Kolkata is en route from Kuwait with similar cargo. INS Airavat is bringing oxygen cylinders and ISO tanks from Singapore. Meanwhile, India's defence tech firm DRDO, set up an oxygen plant at AIIMS, Delhi. Four more plants are planned at hospitals in and around the national capital. India is facing an acute shortage of medical oxygen amid the second wave of Covid-19 infections. Watch the full video for more.
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In a major goof-up, authorities at Patna Medical College and Hospital issued a death certificate of alive COVID-19 patient. Chunnu Kumar, aged 40 was admitted after apparently suffering from brain haemorrhage. PMCH issued the death certificate and his relatives were informed that he had passed away on April 11 due to Covid-19. Kavita Devi, wife of the patient said, "We were informed that he had died. But when I saw his face at the crematorium, I found that it was not his body". Talking about the same, PMCH superintendent Dr IS Thakur said, "Stern action will be taken against those found guilty."
In a significant directive to the states and Union Territories, the Union Health Ministry on Saturday said the requirement of a positive COVID-19 test report is not mandatory for admission to a health..
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