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.
Former police commissioner of Mumbai Julio Ribeiro talks about politicians, bureaucrats and police. The former top cop talks about how NCP chief Sharad Pawar knows exactly what each officer is worth. Ribeiro talks about his comments on Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis. Ribeiro said that Fadnavis should “play his cards properly”. The former top cop also spoke on Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case. Watch the full video for more details.
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Former Maharashtra chief minister and BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis lambasted on Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi and said that the Congress and Gandhi family want to create an atmosphere of negativity. He also asked Priyanka Gandhi that if she ever discussed COVID related issues with government in Maharashtra where 38 to 40% of total COVID deaths are in Congress ruled Maharashtra.
Former Maharashtra chief minister and BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis, on April 21, said that Nashik oxygen tranker gas leak is 'terrible' and demanded detailed inquiry in the incident. "What happened in Nashik is terrible. It's being said that 11 people have died which is very disturbing. I demand that the other patients be helped and shifted if needed. We demand a detailed inquiry," said Fadnavis.
Many people across the country are coming forward to help India in a fight against COVID-19. Mumbai-based businessman Ketan Rawal is providing his vanity vans to Mumbai Police for free to facilitate police personnel who are serving in scorching heat. Last year, he gave 19 vanity vans to Mumbai Police and this year he already gave 12 of his vans and is planning to give more vans. "I am also ready to provide vans to hospitals to add a number of beds there," Rawa said to ANI. Many people like him are stepping forward to help the needy people amid COVID pandemic.
The COVID-19 vaccine went out of stock at BKC Jumbo vaccination centre in Mumbai on April 20. The boards reading 'vaccine out of stock' were put up outside the vaccination centre. Dean of BKC Jumbo Vaccination Centre, Rajesh Dere said, "We had 350-400 Covishield doses, we've administered it. We're awaiting more doses. Around 2000 Covaxin doses are available for second dose that is being administered. We have received information that we will get the Covishield doses by this evening. If that happens, we will begin vaccination tomorrow. We realised last night about the shortage of Covishield doses." Mumbai Police made announcement for the general public, outside BKC jumbo vaccination centre to not gather at the gates of the centre.
As Assam awaits to see who its next chief minister will be, Sarbananda Sonowal and Himanta Biswa Sarma rushed to Delhi on Saturday to hold talks with the BJP’s leadership; Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Saturday that there is still a shortage of vaccine doses against the coronavirus disease in the capital; At least 10 workers died in a quarry in Andhra Pradesh's Kadapa district after a large quantity of explosive material ignited. This and more news at 2PM.
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BJP MLA in Uttar Pradesh's Bairia, Surendra Singh, suggested people to drink 'gaumutra' (cow urine) to defeat COVID-19. While demonstrating on camera, Surendra Singh said that drinking 5 caps of Patanjali's Godhan Ark in a glass of cold water is his everyday morning routine. "I don't know the scientific reason behind it, but it has helped me. I stay amongst people for 18 hours but still I am fine. So I am sending across my experiences, and I want to show that I also drink." Godhan Ark is an ancient Ayurvedic medicine made by extracting the goodness from gomutra or cow urine.
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."
Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge, on March 25 slammed BJP and GNCTD Amendment Bill terming it as 'unconstitutional'. He also accused BJP of destroying democracy. "They (BJP) wanted to run the government through the LG. Then, what's the need for an elected government? They are destroying the democracy and the rights mentioned and the bill passed is unconstitutional. We had forced them to send the Bill to the Select Committee but they didn't agree, then, Opposition walked out of the House," Leader of Opposition said. "I wanted to get people aware how democracy is getting killed and the faults in the bill and how their rights are being used by the elected representatives," he added. GNCTD Amendment Bill was passed in Rajya Sabha amid walkout by opposition on March 24.
Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge, on March 24 slammed the BJP-JD(U) government in Bihar over the action against opposition MLAs after they created ruckus inside the assembly over the Bihar Special Armed Police Bill 2021, which, Kharge said, will give more power to the state police, and will promote 'police raj'. He also said that BJP talks about democracy but it is killing it by passing the bill. "Incident in Bihar Assembly is condemnable. I've never seen police beating women MLAs. BJP is killing democracy. If this is happening with elected leaders, what about law and order situation in the state? If Bihar Police law is passed, it'll give leeway to them," Leader of Opposition said.
Leader of Opposition in Maharashtra Assembly, Devendra Fadnavis on March 23 claimed to have in possession 6.3 GB of data of what he said are intercepted calls found suspicious to be involved in transfer racket. Fadnavis said Commissioner of intelligence had sent a report of these "suspicious calls" to Maharashtra DG who in turn then forwarded it to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. Fadnavis asserted that the CM expressed concern. "Commissioner of Intelligence sent a report of intercepted calls suspicious to be involved in transfer racket to DG Maharashtra in August 20. It was forwarded to Chief Minister later and he expressed concern. I have data of 6.3 GB containing all information," said Fadnavis.
Maharashtra Assembly's Leader of Opposition and BJP leader, Devendra Fadnavis, on March 21 accused the state government of turning away eye to corruption that took place in police transfers which led to the resignation of DG Subodh Jaiswal. Fadnavis said, "Before Param Bir Singh, Maharashtra DG Subodh Jaiswal had submitted a report to Maharashtra Chief Minister regarding corruption over police transfers. Ideally Chief Minister should have taken serious cognisance of the matter and set up a committee but CM shared the report with Home Minister and removed Commissioner Intelligence from his post. Hence, DG Jaiswal went to Central deputation."
Police Economic Wing Unit conducted raids at various places in Patna over black marketing of Remdesivir injections. The demand of Remdesivir injections has increased amid COVID crisis. DSP of Patna Economic Wing Unit, Bhaskar Ranjan said, "We are investigating in the matter."
India is in the midst of a second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic and many experts have already warned of an imminent third wave. Dr. Rommel Tickoo, Director (Internal Medicine) at Max Healthcare and Dr. Ambarish Satwik, vascular and endovascular surgeon at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital speak to Hindustan Times and bust myths on prevention, medicines, clotting, hospitalisation, etc. In this episode of InFocus, Dr. Satwik explains how to wear a mask in a proper manner and avoid Covid infection. Watch the full video for more.
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Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) on May 08 approved emergency use DRDO's anti-COVID drug which the agency said will be helpful in faster recovery of hospitalised patients. While speaking to ANI, Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (INMAS-DRDO) scientists spoken about drug 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG). The drug will be of immense benefit to the people suffering from COVID-19.
Amid an unprecedented surge in Covid-19 cases, some Samaritans across the Delhi-NCR region have either formed communities or taken it upon themselves to help those in distress. Of late, social media platforms have been flooded with requests for plasma donations. Adnan Shah and Sanjay Raina are two among the many who have been providing assistance to those pleading for help in the national capital region by way of a Twitter handle @PlasmaNCR. The duo claims to be resolving more than 100 plasma requirement SOS calls a day amidst a deluge of requests. Dr Sameer Kaul also joins us on the show to explain the do’s and don’ts of plasma donations.
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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 facility. In its revised national policy for admission of COVID patients to various dedicated health facilities, both public and private, the Union Health Ministry said no patient will be refused services on any account, including oxygen and essential drugs, even if he or she belongs to a different city. "This patient-centric measure aims to ensure a prompt, effective, and comprehensive treatment of patients suffering from COVID-19," the ministry said. Watch the full video for more details.
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is preparing to authorize Pfizer Inc and German partner BioNTech SE's COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents aged between 12 and 15 years by early next week, the New York Times reported on Monday, citing federal officials familiar with the agency's plans. Gloria Tso reports.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday proposed a ban on menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars, a long-awaited win for anti-smoking and civil rights groups but one that could erase a huge share of sales for the Big Tobacco. Freddie Joyner has more
Mumbai Police Crime Branch arrested five people for black marketing of Remdesivir after they raided a hotel's kitchen in Motilal Nagar in Goregaon. The black marketing was being done from the hotel's..