Scientists say India government ignored warnings amid coronavirus surge

Relatives react as a healthcare worker pulls a stretcher carrying the body of a person, who died from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at a mortuary, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Ahmedabad, India, April 26, 2021. Amit Dave | Reuters A forum of scientific advisers set up by the government warned Indian … Read more

With Covid surge, Delhi to increase bed capacity! Oxygen need could touch 1,000 MTs; details

Once the national capital increases bed capacity to deal with the current Covid-19 surge, it will need as much as 1,000 MTs oxygen. As of now, Delhi has been allocated 480 metric tonnes of oxygen for its hospitals. Once the national capital increases bed capacity to deal with the current Covid-19 surge, it will need … Read more

Supreme Court gives clearance to special Covid care centre at Pragati Maidan

The Supreme Court on Thursday gave formal clearance to a special Covid care centre at the new additional building complex in Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) had earlier written to the Chief Justice of India NV Ramana to convert the new advocates’ chamber building into a Covid-19 care centre for … Read more

COVID-19 surge: India’s travel restrictions explained

US-based United Airlines has announced last week that it is canceling its flights out of Delhi to San Francisco, Newark and Chicago as some Covid-19 travel requirement discussions are impacting the operation of flights. With the second wave of Coronavirus wreaking havoc on more than 3 lakh people a day in India, many countries are … Read more

Centre giving ‘false statements’ to hide abject ‘failure’ in setting up of PSA oxygen plants in Delhi: Kejriwal govt

Calling the Centre’s claim of Delhi government delaying the site readiness for installing eight Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) oxygen generation plants in the national capital with the support of the PM CARES Fund as “outrightly false”, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal-led government on Sunday said only one plant has been made operational till date. “It is … Read more

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal writes to his counterparts, urges them to provide oxygen to Delhi

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday urged his counterparts in other states to provide oxygen to the national capital, saying all available resources are proving to be inadequate owing to the severity of COVID 19. Kejriwal’s request for supply of oxygen came following the death of 20 patients in Jaipur Golden Hospital here as … Read more

India’s daily coronavirus cases climb to new world record as hospitals buckle

Medical staff in PPE attending to a person in the temporary Covid-19 care centre attached to LNJP Hospital, at Shehnai Banquet Hall, on April 23, 2021 in New Delhi, India. Raj K Raj | Hindustan Times | Getty Images India’s coronavirus infections rose by 346,786 overnight, the health ministry said on Saturday, setting a new … Read more

Delhi, 9 states account for 75 pc of new COVID-19 cases: Health Ministry

India’s cumulative recoveries have surged to 1,36,48,159 with 1,93,279 recoveries being registered in a span of 24 hours. Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Karnataka, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Rajasthan reported 75.01 per cent of the new COVID-19 cases registered in a day, the Union Health Ministry said on Friday. India added a … Read more

‘Delhi Corona App’ updated to serve in current crisis – ET HealthWorld

New Delhi: The Delhi government has updated its Corona app, which was launched in early 2020, to help track availability of hospital beds and ventilators for Covid-19 patients, and schedule vaccine doses, among others. Developed by the state Information Technology Department and IIT-Delhi to contain a self-assessment tool, guidelines and all important helplines to ensure … Read more