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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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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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.
A two-week lockdown will be imposed in Karnataka from May 10 to May 24 6 am in view of record surge in coronavirus cases in the state. Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa said the ongoing "corona curfew" did not prove to be successful in bending the curve, and the fresh tighter restrictions will see the essential services such as eateries, meat and vegetables shops to function from 6 am to 10 am only. Yediyurappa further said that not even a single person will be allowed to roam outside after 10 am in the state during the lockdown period. All hotels, pubs, bars and other non-essential facilities will remain shut in the state which has recorded around 50,000 daily cases for the past few days. On May 07, Karnataka reported 592 COVID deaths, its highest ever, and 48,781 new infections, taking the active caseload to 5,36,641. A total of 17804 people have so far succumbed to the pandemic in the state.
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.
As the Covid wave in India continues to rage, renowned cardiologist Dr. Naresh Trehan talks about the warning signs and preventive steps for heart patients. Speaking exclusively to Hindustan Times’ Kumkum Chadha, Dr. Trehan explained how the virus can affect heart patients. Dr. Trehan talks about cases of heart attacks in patients who do not have a pre-existing history of heart-related ailments. Watch the full interview for more details.
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A groom in Madhya Pradesh's Dhar district, where he was on his way to his wedding function, was found COVID positive after police stopped the baraat and conducted rapid antigen tests of the passengers. Groom's car driver also tested positive for coronavirus. Police has registered a case and has also booked the family of bride for organising the function despite strict guidelines in place due to COVID-19. The groom was later sent to a nearby hospital for treatment.
Delivering a message of solidarity with India United States Vice President Kamala Harris on May 07 expressed condolences on India's COVID-19 infections and deaths and says its nothing short of heartbreaking. "The surge of COVID-19 infections and deaths in India is nothing short of heartbreaking. To those of you who have lost loved ones, I send my deepest condolences. As soon as the dire nature of situation became apparent, our Administration took action," said US Vice President.
The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagar Palike (BBMP) on April 16 decided to direct dead bodies to other crematoria to avoid queues of ambulances. The decision was taken by the BBMP Commissioner Gaurav Gupta. The Commissioner said, "We've noted incident involving queues of ambulances outside crematoria. We've 13 electric crematoria in Bengaluru. Only four were identified initially and one of them saw such rush. We've decided to direct bodies to other crematoria."
With the surge of COVID-19 cases in Bengaluru, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Commissioner Gaurav Gupta held a meeting with doctors and said that they had stepped up more on testing and vaccination and able to test people before who starts developing symptoms. Gaurav said, "Bangalore COVID cases have indeed risen sharply in the last few days. This second appears to be way more infectious. We are stepping up on the testing, where we find positive cases we are working on those places. We are able to test the people before they starts developing the symptoms so that's possible for everybody to be tested. We are stepping up the testing from 60,000 to 1,00,000 and vaccination from 35,000 to 70,000 everyday." Special Health Commissioner, Rajendra Cholan said, "As the numbers of cases are increasing, first thing is the bed availability and we had meeting with all the private hospitals and medical colleges. Now, we have received sufficient beds and we are setting up COVID care centre in 28 constituencies of Bengaluru to facilitate more beds, approx 2500-3000 beds.
Some hookah bars in Mysuru, Bengaluru and Mangaluru are luring youngsters, said Karnataka Home Minister Basavaraj S Bommai who on March 19 said the state government is planning to impose a ban on such facilities. "We have observed that some hookah bars in Mysuru, Bengaluru and Mangaluru are luring youngsters. It's not healthy. In consultation with BBMP, which is the licensing authority, we intend to ban them. New policy to be brought in with awareness programs for youth," said Home Minister Bommai.