A school teacher in Mumbai has come forward to help Covid patients amid the second wave. Dattatraya Sawant is providing free rickshaw service from hospital to home & visa versa. Sawant drives the auto-rickshaw by himself & provides free ride to Covid-19 patients. Sawant said that he takes all precautions like wearing a PPE kit, sanitisation & others. Sawant, who lives in Ghatkopar, is an English teacher at Gyansagar Vidya Mandir School. The Mumbai man has been providing free services in northeast Mumbai for the last few days. Meanwhile, many people have come forward & have been providing financial help to Sawant. The Mumbai man said that he has provided free travel to over 26 Covid patients in the last few days.
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A man in MP's Bhopal has turned his three-wheeler into an ambulance-like vehicle. Javed Khan, an auto driver, is providing ambulance service to Covid patients free of cost. Khan's auto is equipped with an oxygen cylinder, a PPE kit, sanitiser & an oximeter. This comes as many face shortage of oxygen, bed & ambulance amid the second Covid wave. “I saw people in distress on news & social media due to unavailability of ambulances. While some carried their relatives on shoulders, others pulled them on carts. Sold my wife's chain & bought an oxygen cylinder to turn my auto into an ambulance,” Khan said. The auto driver said he has helped many in Bhopal with his ambulance service in the last 15-20 days. People seeking help in & around the city can reach out to Khan, who is available 24*7.
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Dr Devi Shetty, renowned cardiac surgeon, reveals what the next shoratge India will face after PPEs and oxygen, and while it is alrming, Dr Shetty aso provides solutions to deal with the impending situation.
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A couple in Madhya Pradesh tied the knot in a ceremony where the bride and groom were both donning PPE kits. The groom had tested positive on 19th of April, 2021 and both were seen performing all rituals with their PPE kits. Some family members and policemen were also present at the ceremony. Gatherings for social and religious purposes have been restricted in Madhya Pradesh and in several states across India, to slow the spread of Covid. The state has limited the number of people at weddings to 50. Watch the full video for all the details.
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West Bengal Chief Minister, Mamata Banerjee has just lost one of her brothers today to the Corona pandemic. Her brother, Mr Asim Bandhopadhyay who was mostly known as Kali Bandhopadhyay, contracted the virus and was being treated for a month. He was admitted to Kolkata's Medica Superspecialty Hospital.
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In view of the ignorant behaviour of people at public places amid the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic, the Ambulance Drivers Association of 2nd Mile in Siliguri organised an 'Ambulance Rally' to create awareness about COVID-19 protocols. Through rally association members urged people to wear masks, use sanitizer and maintain distance.
Trees uprooted, vehicles and tin shed damaged following rainfall and strong winds in West Bengal's Siliguri on April 22. Rescue and relief operation by local administration underway, no casualties reported yet. The IMD has predicted thunderstorm with rain and gusty wind would occur over Siliguri.
During her speech at West Bengal Assembly on May 08, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee demanded universal vaccine program across the country. She said, "Rs 30,000 crores is nothing for the central government...There should be a universal vaccine program for all throughout the country." It was her first speech after taking oath as West Bengal CM for the 3rd consecutive time. She also questioned Centre's move to send 4-member MHA team amid post-poll violence reports. She said, "Why is there so much discrimination with Bengal? They sent the central team within 24 hours of oath-taking. Actually, they (BJP) are not ready to accept the public mandate. I never support violence. They are spreading fake news and fake videos."
After Mamata Banerjee-led TMC's grand victory in the West Bengal state Assembly elections, several photos and videos depicting violence of BJP workers by TMC cadres surfaced on social media and created uproar. New stories of violence come into limelight daily, therefore, a 4-member Union Home Ministry team arrived at Kolkata airport to analyse ground situation of West Bengal post poll violence.
Newly elected MLAs of West Bengal took oath as members of the state assembly in presence of Protem Speaker Subrata Mukherjee on May 06. TMC chief Mamata Banerjee took oath as West Bengal Chief Minister on May 05 for third consecutive term. Trinamool Congress won 213 seats in recently concluded West Bengal Assembly elections.
As the country is reeling under oxygen shortage amid second wave of pandemic, Minister of State Finance Anurag Thakur informed that 3 oxygen plants will be set up in record time of 1-month in Hamirpur...