Delhi needs 976 MT of oxygen to increase the capacity of hospital, said deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on May 08. "We are getting help for the supply of oxygen from Central govt; Delhi High Court and Supreme Court have also intervened in this regard. We need 700 MT of oxygen to run hospitals in the state and if we want to increase the capacity of our hospitals we need 976 MT of oxygen," said Dy CM Sisodia.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said there is still a shortage of vaccine doses against Covid-19. He said Delhi needs 3 crore doses to inoculate all eligible beneficiaries within 3 months. Kejriwal urged the Centre to provide Delhi with the requisite number of vaccine doses. Kejriwal expressed confidence if the Delhi government gets 80-85 lakh doses per month, the vaccination process can be completed within the set target of three months. The chief minister pointed out the current requirement of doses can also go higher as beneficiaries from the NCR region are also coming to Delhi to get inoculated. Delhi has so far vaccinated 3,666,694 beneficiaries till now of which 114,657 were administered doses in the last 24 hours.
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As a severe shortage of medical oxygen hurts India's Covid-19 patients, Thailand became the latest country to send O2 cylinders and concentrators as aid. A Royal Thai Air Force plane landed in Delhi with a consignment of 200 oxygen cylinders and 10 concentrators on behalf of the Thai government, and 100 cylinders and 60 concentrators as donation from the Indian diaspora. Meanwhile, Gilead Sciences sent 25,600 vials of the remdesivir drug which is used in Covid treatment. Watch the full video for more.
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Due to the surge in COVID cases and fatalities in Nepal, a cabinet meeting decided the closure of International Flights starting from Wednesday. Serpentine lines were seen outside the terminal of International Airport. On Wednesday, Tribhuwan International Airport remained packed with travelers before closure. Police personnel were seen requesting people to maintain social distancing. Nepal has announced to produce RT-PCR report before boarding the flight.
Amid a rising number of COVID-19 cases and fatalities in Nepal, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has announced the closure of all domestic and international flights until mid of May. While domestic flights will be closed from Monday midnight, all the international flights will be halted from Thursday midnight. However, Nepal would operate two flights in a week to and fro India, Oli announced. In his address to the nation on Monday, the Nepali Prime Minister announced the measures which are said to remain in effect till mid of May. "Starting from May 03, 2021 midnight till the mid of this month, all the domestic flights would be suspended. From midnight of May 06, 2021 international flights will be halted. Movement of foreign nationals via land-ways to and from the nation has been banned. Regarding the entry of Nepali nationals, 13 border crossings between India and Nepal would be in operation," said PM Oli. PM Oli also announced the mobilisation of security personnel round the clock in various cities including capital Kathmandu for implementation of public health protocols as the nation struggles with the second wave of the pandemic. He also warned to take stringent actions against those who violate the health protocols which would be overseen by the Home Ministry. Oli has assigned the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology to lead the public awareness campaign. Addressing the international community in English at the end of the speech, Nepali Prime Minister asked for help to fight the pandemic. Nepal reported 7,388 cases of COVID-19 from across the country on Monday. With this, the total nationwide infection count has advanced to 343,418.
In the view of rising second wave of COVID-19, 25 COVID care isolation coaches placed at Anand Vihar Terminal on April 28. Delhi Government has demanded 75 coaches from Indian Railway. 50 railway coaches placed at Shakur Basti railway station. COVID care isolation coaches are equipped with medical oxygen facilities.
COVID cases continued to rise in the country. The migrant workers began to return to their native places from Bengaluru on April 28. Workers thronged to the railway station to catch trains. Currently,..
Scores of migrant workers gathered at the Amritsar railway station to return to their native places amid the rising fear of complete lockdown due to COVID-19 pandemic. One of the migrants said, "We are..