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In report to HC, Chandigarh admin says 3 PSA oxygen generators to be functional in 2 days

April 23, 2021 10:52:51 am

In a status report filed in Punjab and Haryana High Court regarding the Covid-19 situation and its management, the Chandigarh administration has submitted that the trial for three PSA oxygen generators is complete and they will be functional within two days. The status report has been submitted by the Director Health Services, Dr Amandeep Kang, […]

Pilgrims back from Pak attacked Covid testing team: Amritsar civil surgeon

April 23, 2021 10:52:37 am

A total of 818 pilgrims had gone to Pakistan as part of a Sikh Jatha to celebrate Baiskahi. The alleged attack on health officials has led to all pilgrims who tested positive going to their homes on their own.

Protesting farmers shut Aasoda toll plaza on KMP Expressway

April 23, 2021 10:48:25 am

For the past few days, the local administration with the deployment of heavy police force has made repeated attempts to make the toll plaza functional

Sukhbir seeks Central probe into Rs 1,000-cr Covid spend by state govt

April 23, 2021 10:44:57 am

The SAD president said that an impartial probe is needed to find out where the money meant for hospital infrastructure and provision of much-needed medical services went.

Delhi police SI dies of Covid complications

April 23, 2021 10:34:39 am

Ankit Choudhary was posted at Bharat Nagar police station and had been working for the Delhi Police for over eight years.

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Temperature dips as light showers recorded in Delhi

April 23, 2021 10:30:02 am

IMD has forecasted cloudy skies and strong winds of about 40 kmph for the rest of the day.

Ensure last rites of Covid patients are conducted in dignified manner, Kumaraswamy tells Karnataka govt

April 23, 2021 10:19:29 am

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."

FIR against Bengaluru hospital for turning away Covid patient

April 23, 2021 10:11:40 am

Earlier this week, local civic body Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) had issued a notice to the hospital among others for not adhering to the government order directing them to reserve 50 per cent of the total beds.

Motivate staff to donate plasma, save lives: Delhi Police Commissioner to DCPs

April 23, 2021 10:00:23 am

Recently, SN Shrivastava held a meeting with senior officers on the Covid-19 strategy and raised concerns about the rising cases among personnel.

Delhi: 25 critical patients die at Ganga Ram, hospital had flagged oxygen shortage

April 23, 2021 12:37:06 pm

"All the patients were critical and on high flow oxygen support," a source from Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in New Delhi said. There are over 700 Covid-19 patients admitted in the hospital.

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Chennai Hyderabad Live Updates: TN reports 12,652 fresh cases, 3789 from Chennai alone

April 23, 2021 9:17:55 am

Chennai, Hyderabad Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News Live Updates: As of Thursday, the number of active COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu is 89,428.

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Karnataka Bengaluru Live Updates: Bengaluru Metro suspends all train operations during weekends

April 23, 2021 3:18:28 pm

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest News Live Updates: However, during weekdays from Mondays to Fridays (from April 26 to May 4), trains will begin operations as usual at 7 am.

Fire at Covid-19 hospital in Vasai kills 13; next of kin to get Rs 2 lakh each

April 23, 2021 12:13:13 pm

The fire broke out in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Vijay Vallabh Hospital, which is treating Covid-19 patients.

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Current oxygen demand for 105-110 MT likely to shoot up, Punjab looks to Centre

April 23, 2021 6:36:25 am

While the average demand for medical oxygen was 15-20 metric tons before the pandemic last year, it has shot up to 105 to 110 MT currently.

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GMCH to start daily virtual interaction of Covid patients with their kin from today

April 23, 2021 5:46:33 am

The intention is to bring down the possible stress level of admitted patients and help them feel closer to their loved ones.

Chandigarh: Forensic lab CFSL-36 urges for inoculation of all workers

April 23, 2021 5:38:52 am

The development came after the director and senior scientists at the laboratory tested positive for the virus over the last five days.

Man arrested with 23,100 banned tablets identified as dismissed Punjab police cop

April 23, 2021 5:38:32 am

During interrogation, accused Baldev Singh revealed that he worked as a vegetable vendor at his village and he had purchased the tablets from a chemist shop at Baroli village in Meerut district of Uttar Pradesh (UP).

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Vandals damage police vehicle during lockdown in Chandigarh

April 23, 2021 5:35:44 am

Police said constable Shiv Kumar of PCR wing reported that he, along with home guard volunteer Ravinder, was on patrolling duty when they saw five persons standing at Mauli Jagran village.

Mohali police issues 677 challans, files 45 FIRs for violation of curfew

April 23, 2021 5:34:44 am

The district had observed a strict lockdown on Wednesday, which was also the day of Ramnavami, in a bid to break the chain of infection and curb the spread of Covid-19.

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Weekend or longer lockdown; Chandigarh Admin to decide today

April 23, 2021 5:26:26 am

Adviser Manoj Parida said, "Decision on weekend lockdown and longer lockdown will be taken in war room meeting headed by Administrator V P Singh Badnore Friday. Night curfew timing will continue to be 10 pm to 5 am."

Chandigarh exploring ways to utilise seized stock of 3,000 Remdesivir injections from Baddi-based firm

April 23, 2021 5:25:35 am

Sources said that the UT Administrator has asked the police department to look into the possibilities, which can allow the administration to use these antiviral injections, which are already out of stock in this time of pandemic.

Bound by blood, working on plasma: 2 sisters create info bank on Instagram

April 23, 2021 5:22:30 am

The page was started by Vibhusha, a teacher at a private school of Chandigarh, in the second week of April after she had recovered from Covid-19 herself.

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Four deaths, 634 new cases reported in Chandigarh, 4,273 cases active

April 23, 2021 5:20:56 am

The total number of active cases was 4,273. While 381 men tested positive, the number of women who were COVID positive was 253.

Pvt hospital accused of changing body of Covid patient, probe on

April 23, 2021 5:17:50 am

The Deputy Commissioner has marked an inquiry into the alleged negligence.

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Variable vaccine prices anti-people, favour firms: Mamata Banerjee

April 23, 2021 4:49:23 am

The TMC chief said the Rs 600 per dose cap for private hospitals would encourage “unscrupulous” practices in the market.