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K’taka: Inquiry into events leading to deaths in District Hospital
Karnataka govt appoints Justice BA Patil, Retd Judge, High Court of Karnataka ‘as a one-man Commission of Inquiry’ to inquire into circumstances & events leading to deaths of COVID19 patients in District Hospital, Chamarajanagar on May 3, reportedly due to scarcity of Oxygen
Five patients die due to a shortage of oxygen at a private hospital in Roorkee
Five patients died due to a shortage of oxygen at a private hospital in Roorkee. Haridwar district administration has issued an order to investigate the matter and formed a committee: District Magistrate Haridwar
Delhi High Court begins hearing petitions relating to various issues including oxygen supply
- Amicus Rajshekhar Rao tells Delhi High Court that things seem to be getting better.
- Senior advocate Rahul Mehra, appearing for Delhi Govt, tells HC that we received 555 MT oxygen yesterday
Delhi HC on import of at-home self-testing kits
Delhi HC issues notice to Centre and Delhi Govt on a plea seeking direction to explore the possibility of import of at-home self-testing kits from countries where such kits are already in use. The plea also seeks direction to regulate the sale and quality of N95 masks.
Delhi High Court issues notice to Delhi Government on a PIL seeking direction to allocate additional permanent or temporary places for the cremation of bodies in Delhi due to COVID19
HC seeks stand of Centre, Delhi govt on PIL to give disabled persons priority in vaccination
Delhi HC issues notice to Union of India and Delhi Govt on a PIL seeking direction to designate some hospitals (government-run and private) for the medical needs of children with special needs or persons with disabilities who are infected or having symptoms of COVID-19 infection
Legislative Secretary G Narayan Raju dies of COVID-19
Delhi reports 19,953 new COVID-19 cases, 338 deaths in last 24 hours
- Total: 12,32,942
- Active : 90,419
- Toll: 7,752
Telangana sees 6,361 COVID-19 cases, 51 deaths; CM recovers from infection
- Telangana confirmed 6,361 additional coronavirus cases taking the total infection count to more than 4.69 lakh, while the toll stood at 2,527 as 51 people succumbed to the disease.
- According to an official release, Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao fully recovered from COVID-19 after he tested negative for the virus.
31 new cases push COVID-19 tally of Andamans to 6,181
India reports 3,82,315 new COVID19 cases, 3,780 deaths
- 3,38,439 –Discharges
- Total cases: 2,06,65,148
- Total recoveries: 1,69,51,731
- Death toll: 2,26,188
- Active cases: 34,87,229
- Total vaccination: 16,04,94,188
Covid- related support reaching India from Australia
A chartered Qantas flight departed Sydney carrying supplies to meet the needs identified by the Govt of India, incl… https://t.co/AfxBIuX2Gu
— ANI (@ANI) 1620187428000
Indian-American physicians have sought “blanket immunity and indemnification” from the Indian government for offering their voluntary services to COVID-19 patients either virtually or in-person by flying to their home country amidst an unprecedented second wave of the deadly coronavirus pandemic.
My message going into G7 is, COVID a global challenge, and we’re going through it right now, there are various factors and reasons why it as severe as it is, & a global pandemic requires a global effort & in the past we have contributed to that global effort
– EAM Dr S Jaishankar
Sadly, you’re right, I wish it wasn’t so. When a pandemic hits hard there are arguments/questions. People have spoken about elections, we’re a democratic country, we don’t stop elections in a democracy
– EAM Dr Jaishankar on being asked about politics around COVID situation in India
For me, I have one objective, my people are going through a very difficult phase in this second wave of COVID19, and as a foreign minister I will do everything which I have accumulated over the years to help my people
– External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar
I think this kind of aid…these kind of arguments are sort of point-scoring. I think people aren’t connecting conceptually with the problem…When I look at the situation in Delhi, I will do everything in my power to help people
– External Affairs Minister Dr Jaishankar to ANI
COVID is a shared problem for the world. When it came to medicines, we gave HCQ to US, Singapore, European countries. We gave vaccines to some countries. What you describe as aid, we call friendship
– EAM Dr Jaishankar on reported shift in policy of receiving aid from foreign countries
India reaches out to US companies over investment in pharmaceutical, medical devices sector
India’s Ambassador to the US Taranjit Singh Sandhu has held virtual meetings with Alberta Bourla, the CEO of Pfizer, Thermo Fisher CEO Marc Casper, Bernd Brust, the chairman and CEO of Antylia Scientific, and Joseph Repp, the CEO of Pall Life Sciences. On Monday, Bourla had said that Pfizer was following with a deep concern the critical COVID-19 situation in India and his company was doing everything possible to provide support.
West Bengal reports 17,639 new cases, 107 deaths
- Total Cases: 8,98,533
- Active cases: 1,21,931
- Death toll: 11,851
Goyal updates on Oxygen Express
कोरोना से उत्पन्न हुई परिस्थितियों में ऑक्सीजन की सप्लाई बढ़ाने हेतु, टाटानगर से एक और #OxygenExpress फरीदाबाद पहुँ… https://t.co/rRhZKYZ91w
— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) 1620181546000
G7 talks vaccines after pleas to help poor
Foreign ministers of Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States are wrapping up three days of talks in central London that will set the agenda for a G7 leaders’ summit next month in Cornwall, southern England.
Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation received a fresh stock of 1 lakh vaccine doses last night and it will resume vaccination of people above 45 years at its and govt’s vaccination centres: BMC
Fourteen crew members of a cargo ship that sailed to Durban from India have tested positive for COVID-19, South Africa’s Transnet National Port Authority has said.
With COVID-19 cases on the rise, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday announced that all accredited journalists in the state will be administered the COVID-19 vaccine on priority.
US lawmakers launch #FreeTheVaccine campaign in support of India, South Africa
Top US Democratic lawmakers have launched #FreeTheVaccine campaign in support of a proposal by India and South Africa before the World Trade Organisation to temporarily waive anti-COVID vaccine patents to boost its supply.
Death of COVID-19 patients due to non supplying of oxygen ‘criminal act, not less than genocide’: Allahabad HC
“We are at pain in observing that death of Covid patients just for non supplying of oxygen to the hospitals is a criminal act and not less than a genocide by those who have been entrusted the task to ensure continuous procurement and supply chain of the liquid medical oxygen,” read the order by a bench of Justice Ajit Kumar and Justice Siddhartha Varma.
Delhi Police registers 113 FIRs related to fraud, black marketing of COVID-19 medicines
Delhi Police has registered 113 FIRs, of which 61 cases pertain to cheating and fraud in the name of providing COVID-19 medicines or oxygen while 52 cases related to black-marketing, hoarding or overcharging.