Karnataka Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar on April 19 on medical infrastructure amid COVID situation said that the issue is not oxygen but the issue is that big hospitals are not having any plans."The issue is not oxygen, but there are some big hospitals that don't have plans.
So that logistical issue is still there, how to handle that is what we are contemplating.
But we'll somehow resolve it," Minister said.
"There is no dearth of oxygen but there are some logistical issues that we are sorting out.
We will sort it out in a couple of days.
We have called a meeting under our Industry Minister, all the producers and suppliers of oxygen.
Karnataka Health Minister K Sudhakar indicated delay in phase 3 of COVID vaccine inoculation, which is supposed to get started from May 01 and also requested people from 18-44 age group to refrain from going to vaccination centres. "We gave orders to Serum Institute of India (SII), Pune for over 1 crore doses. But they're not prepared to give it to us from tomorrow. We request people, especially those between 18-44 years of age, to refrain from going to hospitals thinking that you may be vaccinated tomorrow. We will definitely intimate people after the confirmation that we obtain from the Serum Institute," said K Sudhakar.
Karnataka government will issue new circular regarding social, political, cultural gathering, informed Health Minister K Sudhakar after meeting with state Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa. "We have already imposed night curfew. Today we will issue a new circular regarding gatherings-social, political, cultural- we will discourage all these. There should be no more than 100 people at weddings in closed spaces and not more than 200 in open spaces," said Karnataka Health Minister.
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.
As the second wave of COVID-19 continues to ravage the country, several states are reporting massive increase in cases and deaths. Karnataka on May 05 reported more than 50,000 cases in its highest ever spike in 24 hours. The southern state saw spike of 50,112 new cases on Wednesday and record 346 deaths in the last 24 hours. Whereas Maharashtra, which remains the epicentre of the pandemic in India, on May 05 saw 920 people succumbing to the virus in just one day. The western state also added 57,640 new infections to its caseload.
Union Health Ministry on May 05 informed that 12 states have more than 1lakh active cases, 7 states have 50,000 to 1 lakh active cases and 17 states have less than 50,000 active cases. "12 states have more than 1 lakh active cases, 7 states have 50,000 to 1 lakh active cases and 17 states have less than 50,000 active cases. Maharashtra, Kerala, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh have over 1.5 lakh active cases," informed Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretarty in the Union Health Ministry.
Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) president Chaudhary Ajit Singh passed away at age of 82 years on May 06. He had tested positive for COVID-19 on April 20 and since then he was undergoing treatment at a Gurugram..
A special cargo with 1056 ventilators and 43 oxygen concentrators arrived from Australia to India on May 05. Arindam Bagchi, official spokesperson, the Ministry of External Affairs expressed gratitude..