Amid several states flagging scarcity of medical oxygen in the COVID-19 fight, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said Railways and Air Force are being deployed to reduce the transportation time for oxygen tankers and all state government need to work together to meet requirements of life-saving gas and medicines. Chairing a high-level meeting on the COVID-19 situation with chief ministers of 11 states and Union Territories which have reported the maximum number of cases recently, Modi called for working together to fight the pandemic with collective power. The meeting comes on a day India registered a record single-day rise of 3,32,730 new coronavirus infections and a record 2,263 new fatalities.
The Supreme Court, while hearing Vedanta Limited’s plea regarding making the Sterlite Plant in Tamil Nadu operational again for manufacturing medical oxygen, on Friday said it cannot cite law and invite problems at a time when the country is struggling for supply.
In an appeal made during a virtual meeting called by Modi with Chief Ministers of 10 states worst affected by the second Covid-19 surge, Kejriwal told the PM: “I want your guidance.”
The court said it was of the opinion of considering such a ban by the governments as the Covid-19 virus affects the lungs and weak lungs are severely affected.
The TMC chief said the Rs 600 per dose cap for private hospitals would encourage “unscrupulous” practices in the market.
PCMC has set up a call centre that makes nearly 10,000 calls a day to patients in home isolation.
This is the first time in the past couple of days when Sidhu has attacked Amarinder overtly.
MLA Raghubhai Desai from Radhanpur taluka constituency in Patan wrote three letters to the district planning officer in Patan asking for allocation of fund of Rs 10 lakh each for Radhanpur taluka, Sami taluka and Santalpur Taluka in Patan.
Circle Officer (Kalyanpur) Dinesh Shukla confirmed that the case was lodged after a complaint was received from the CMO. “We have lodged the case, and probe is on,” said the officer.
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The tankers will return by road and will bring the state 150 metric tonnes of liquid oxygen by April 27.
In a series of tweets, Kumaraswamy said, "It is really heart wrenching to see the hardships being faced by the kin of COVID infected persons."
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However, concerned about losing out on the academic schedule, most students said they had to "forcefully consent" to the varsity's decision but various other departments asking them to vacate hostels have now become a new challenge for many.