Noida police arrested 7 people for black marketing of Remdesivir injection, which is an antiviral drug that is being used for the treatment of COVID-19 patients. Amid the COVID crisis, its high demand has led to medicine's black marketing. 9 vials with wrapper of Remdesivir has been recovered, ideally the medicine within the injection is used for treating pneumonia. In past few days, several people have been arrested in parts of country for Remdesivir injection's black marketing.
India on Saturday thanked Canada for the shipment of 50 ventilators and 25000 vials of Remdesivir to fight the COVID pandemic. In this regard, Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Arindam Bagchi on Saturday said, "It would further deepen our strategic partnership." Several countries have come forward to help India as the country fights the second wave of Covid-19. Watch the full video for more details.
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Canadian Armed Forces CC-150 Polaris aircraft with medical aid landed in Delhi on May 08. A shipment of 50 ventilators and 25,000 vials of Remdesivir arrived from Canada. It is the first shipment of medical aid from Canada. The deteriorating COVID-19 situation in India has seen a surge in the demand for medical supplies.
Krithi Karanth, director and chief conservation scientist at the non-profit organisation Centre for Wildlife Studies in Bengaluru, has been working in the field for 23 years. Her work focuses on keeping the peace between the wildlife in India’s shrinking reserves and populations whose lives and livelihoods are affected by their proximity to these reserves. The Wild Seve programme she launched in 2015 helps people file for compensation from the government for damage done by wildlife. The Wild Shaale programme launched in 2018 aims to get children excited about and to empathise with wildlife. Karanth, 42, recently won the Wild Innovator Award, a $100,000 prize given out by the US-based Wild Elements Foundation. In its inaugural year, the award was handed out to 10 women worldwide. Karanth was the only Asian.
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Bangalore South MP, Tejasvi Surya addressed the reporters on Tuesday, alleging a major scam involving the allocation of hospital beds to Covid 19 patients. A video has surfaced with Tejasvi along with three other BJP MLAs, one of them being his uncle, in a municipal Covid war room. He was reading aloud a list of staff members in the facility, and incidentally, all the names were Muslim.
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Union Health Ministry on May 05 informed that Bengaluru reported around 1.49 lakh cases in last one week is an area of concern. "There are some areas of concern. Bengaluru reported around 1.49 lakh cases in last one week. Chennai reported 38,000 cases. Some districts have recorded further and speedy COVID cases, these include Kozhikode, Ernakulam, Gurgram," informed Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretarty in the Union Health Ministry.
Oxygen tankers were loaded in Indian Air Force C-17 aircraft in Thailand's Bangkok. IAF to airlift the cryogenic oxygen tankers to Panagarh Airbase in West Bengal. Earlier, IAF airlifted three oxygen tankers from Singapore and six from Dubai to Panagarh. Several countries have come forward to help India amid increasing Covid-19 cases. Meanwhile, IAF aircraft are already ferrying oxygen containers within the country. An IAF plane carried two more empty oxygen tankers from Indore to Jamnagar in Gujarat. Tankers, loaded with oxygen, are scheduled to travel from Jamnagar to Indore by road. India recorded over 3.7 lakh fresh Covid-19 cases and 3,645 deaths in the last 24 hours.
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An Indian Air Force C-17 aircraft on April 29 carried two more empty oxygen tankers from Indore to Jamnagar in Gujarat. Tankers, loaded with medical oxygen are scheduled to travel from Jamnagar to Indore by road. Tankers cannot be transported by IAF aircraft as the gas is considered flammable and may pose a threat.
The Indian Air Force (IAF) is continuing to aid Covid efforts by transporting oxygen tankers. The Indian Air Force's C17 planes were seen being loaded at Indore on April 27.The IAF craft carried two empty oxygen tankers to Jamnagar for refill. The refilled tankers are reportedly slated to return to Indore by road. IAF said it's shuttling oxygen tankers from at least seven cities. The air force is carrying cryogenic oxygen containers to Jamnagar, Ranchi and Bhubaneswar. Indian air force is also airlifting oxygen tankers from Singapore and Dubai. Watch the full video for more.
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An Indian Air Force C-17 transport aircraft on April 27 carried two empty oxygen tankers from Indore to Jamnagar in Gujarat. Tankers, loaded with medical oxygen are scheduled to travel from Jamnagar to Indore by road. Tankers cannot be transported by IAF aircraft as the gas is considered flammable and may pose a threat.
Police kept strict surveillance and kept a check over vehicular movement amid lockdown in Karnataka's Shivamogga. They also did baton lathi-charge on lockdown violators. The lockdown has been imposed in the state due to surge in COVID cases and will remain in force in the state till May 24.
Karnataka is under lockdown due to surge in COVID cases but locals paid no heed to it in the festival season. People neglected COVID SOPs in Deralakatte and were seen crowding at a market ahead of 'Eid al-Fitr'. On an average, Karnataka has been reporting nearly 50,000 fresh COVID cases daily for the past few days.
A 1,000-bed hospital is being built for COVID patients in Madhya Pradesh's Sagar district which will start functioning from the end of this month. According to District Collector Deepak Singh construction work of the hospital in full swing and the hospital will be completed within the next three weeks. "This month, a target has been set to commission the 1,000 bed hospital. The work is going on very fast. Hopefully, in the next two weeks, we will complete the civil work. We will start the hospital by making arrangements in the next one week."
Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh Chouhan on May 09 informed Moil company will set up 350 (oxygen) bedded COVID care centre in the state at different locations, amid acute shortage across the country in wake of COVID second wave. "State govt and Centre govt are fighting together against COVID-19. Moil to set up 350 (oxygen) bedded COVID care centre in MP at different locations. They will also be providing us 350 oxygen concentrators and 50 ventilators," CM said to ANI.
Indian Railways' 'Oxygen Express' reached MP's Bhopal from Bokaro in Jharkhand. The train carried six tankers with approximately 64 tonnes of Liquid Medical Oxygen. As per Railways, three tankers to be unloaded at Sagar, two at Bhopal and one Jabalpur. The 'Oxygen Express' had left for its destination on Tuesday at 5:30 am from Bokaro. Oxygen express trains are being run to transport liquid medical oxygen and cylinders. Roll-on-roll-off trucks are being transported on flat wagons by trains for quick supply. So far, 'Oxygen Express' has delivered nearly 450 tonnes of oxygen to various states.
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The 'Oxygen Express', carrying medical oxygen from Bokaro reached MP's Jabalpur on morning of April 28. The requirement of oxygen has soared in the country due to COVID situation and in view of this, Railways is running 'Oxygen Express' trains to meet the demand.
The 'Oxygen Express', carrying 6 Oxygen tankers, from Jharkhand's Bokaro arrived at Mandideep railway station in Bhopal on Apr 28. Two tankers unloaded at Mandideep and rest of them were sent to Sagar and Jabalpur. The requirement of oxygen has soared in the country due to COVID situation and in view of this, Railways is running 'Oxygen Express' trains to meet the demand.
Amid reports of shortage of oxygen in the hospitals during the second wave of COVID-19 across the country, IAF C-17 aircraft have airlifted Cryogenic Oxygen Containers for recharging from Gwalior to Ranchi. Indian Air Force are working round the clock to speed up distribution of much needed oxygen.