As national capital is all set to go for a week-long lockdown due to prevailing COVID-19 situation in the city from 10 pm today onwards, city Police Commissioner SN Shrivastava informed that the most essential services, commodities will be available throughout the lockdown.
"A lockdown has been announced by Delhi Govt from 10pm tonight till 5am on 26th April.
My appeal to residents of Delhi is to stay indoors.
Most essential services, commodities will be available," Shrivastava told media persons.
Delhi Police Commissioner SN Shrivastava visited various security check posts in the western areas of the national capital on April 28. Accompanied by Sanjay Singh, Special Commissioner (Law and Order) of Western Zone, Shrivastava took stock of the curfew situation in Delhi amid the COVID crisis. The Police Commissioner instructed officials to help the general public as many people are squandering for hospitals and medicines amid the rising infections.
Delhi Police Commissioner SN Shrivastava visited COVID care centre in Rohini on April 24. He was accompanied by senior police officials of Delhi police at new building of DCP office complex. SN Shrivastava reviewed the preparedness of COVID care centre in Rohini. The New facility has been established for police officials and their families in collaboration with Hamdard foundation. The COVID care centre has 20 normal beds and 10 oxygenated beds. This COVID care centre equipped with advance ECG facility, SpO2, blood test Nebulizer mask and oxy metres.
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.
Petrol and diesel prices in the national capital after a slight increase stood at Rs 90.99 and Rs 81.42 per litre, respectively on May 06. Prices rose by 25 paisa and 30 paisa respectively in Delhi. In Mumbai, the prices of petrol and diesel jumped by 22 paisa and 30 paisa to Rs 97.34 and Rs 88.49. The price of petrol and diesel in Chennai was Rs 92.90 and Rs 86.35 per litre respectively and Rs 90.92 and Rs 83.98 per litre in Kolkata.
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.
Amid severe shortage of medical oxygen in the national capital in wake of the devastating 2nd wave of COVID-19, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on April 27 announced that 44 oxygen plants will come up in the union territory in the next one month to deal with the pandemic. "We are going to set up 44 Oxygen plants in Delhi within the next one month - 8 of these are being installed by Centre. The remaining 36 are being installed by Delhi Govt, 21 plants coming from France and 15 plants from within the country itself," said Kejriwal.
Oxygen tanker arrived at Batra Hospital and Medical Research Centre in Delhi after the hospital sent SOS call today morning. "Delhi Govt has provided us with an oxygen tanker. We have another one to one and a half hours of oxygen for all our patients. There are 260 patients in the hospital. We have received only 500-litre of oxygen after pleading for 12 hours. Our daily requirement is 8000 litres. We've 350 patients in the hospital. The treatment of choice in COVID is oxygen but when we don't get it what will happen?," said Medical Director of Batra Hospital, Dr SCL Gupta.