In view of COVID-19 vaccine shortage in the county, Rajasthan Transport Minister Pratap Khachariyawas on May 08 urged Centre to provide free vaccines for the people and said free COVID vaccine is the right of every citizen of this country and it should be given to all without any discussion. "People are gasping for oxygen and you (Centre) took control of oxygen management in your hands. If you can't manage then let the states manage on their own. Free vaccine is the right of every citizen of this country. It should be given to all without any discussion... They (Centre) have put GST on vaccines and started increasing prices of petrol and diesel after Bengal elections," said Rajasthan Cabinet Minister Khachariyawas on COVID situation in the country.
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.
Jaipur police arrested two people for allegedly preparing fake COVID-19 negative reports. Police said, "Duo used to create fake COVID-19 negative certificates by forging the format. Probe underway to find out if there is an involvement of any diagnostic lab."
The Indian Air Force on Monday airlifted six empty cryogenic oxygen containers from Dubai and positioned them at Panagarh in West Bengal for refilling, officials said. The IAF is planning to bring from Dubai another six oxygen containers on Tuesday, they said. In India, two containers were airlifted from Jaipur to Jamnagar for refilling on Monday, they said. Watch the full video for more details.
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In wake of the deadly second wave of COVID-19 pandemic, around 700-bed COVID care centre at Radha Soami Satsang Bhawan in Jaipur. Facility is located in Beelwa, which is 24 kilometres from Jaipur. The facility is spread over 10 lakh square feet and has all facilities like other private hospitals. The centre will house 15 doctors 24X7. On April 25, Rajasthan witnessed a sharp rise in new COVID-19 infections by adding 15,809 new cases. At the same time, 74 fatalities were reported in a day. Currently, state has 1,36,702 active cases.