India reported 3.46 lakh new COVID-19 cases, the world's highest 24-hour surge in cases for the third straight day. Active cases increased by over 1 lakh for the eighth straight day.
20 isolation railway coaches set up for COVID19 patients in Madhya Pradesh's Bhopal pic.twitter.com/hGV2ZFaZsU— ANI (@ANI) April 25, 2021
Medical facilities of DPSUs, OFB to treat civilian COVID-19 patients: Rajnath after review meet
All health facilities of defence public sector undertakings and Ordnance Factory Board have been allowed to provide health services to civilians infected with the coronavirus, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Saturday. Singh also said that the armed forces and the defence ministry will leave no stone unturned in providing all possible assistance to the civil administrations in dealing with the pandemic.
#WATCH | Dr SCL Gupta, MD, Batra Hospital, Delhi breaks down as he speaks about oxygen crisis, says, "We are requesting people to take their patients wherever O2 is available. We understand patient is someone's mother, father.. if I lose someone close, I'd naturally feel bad." pic.twitter.com/wWB0zTiDu2— ANI (@ANI) April 24, 2021
This is in addition to more than 800 patients who are already admitted at various centers of AIIMS. Admissions are open and the Emergency department is functional: AIIMS Delhi officials— ANI (@ANI) April 24, 2021
Admissions in Emergency dept, AIIMS Delhi were restricted for an hr as oxygen pipelines were being reorganized due to increased requirement of oxygen for #COVID19 patients. Currently around 100 COVID patients are already receiving treatment at the Emergency: AIIMS Delhi officials— ANI (@ANI) April 24, 2021
EC directed that effective communication strategies must be put in place to inform voters about Covid safe environment as all polling stations are being sanitised, voters are wearing masks & are provided hand glove& sanitisation facility & social distancing is being maintained.— ANI (@ANI) April 24, 2021
While appreciating the good work done in last 6 phases ensuring Covid safe arrangements at the polling stations, EC directed that regular monitoring of COVID compliant behaviour and action against the violations must be done by the authority.— ANI (@ANI) April 24, 2021
Maharashtra: Seven people died in Yavatmal's Wani after consuming hand sanitiser as the liquor shops were closed. Police say, "Matter is being investigated. All of them were labourers. They consumed hand sanitiser when they couldn't get alcohol." pic.twitter.com/Asv8e8f3FX— ANI (@ANI) April 24, 2021
Amit Shah inaugurates PSA oxygen plant in Gandhinagar
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday inaugurated a 280litre per minute capacity PSA oxygen plant at a COVID19designated hospital at Kolavada in Gujarat's Gandhinagar Speaking on the occasion, the Union home minister said 11 more such plants will be set up in Gujarat under the Prime Minister's Citizens Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situation (PM CARES) Fund. Shah inaugurated the pressure swing absorption (PSA) oxygen plant at a COVID19 centre set up at an Ayurvedic hospital at Kolavada, which falls under his Parliamentary constituency of Gandhinagar.
PM directed Revenue Dept to ensure seamless & quick custom clearance of such equipment. It was also decided that Basic Customs Duty on import of Covid vaccines be also exempted with immediate effect for 3 months: Govt of India— ANI (@ANI) April 24, 2021
PM stressed all ministries& depts need to work in synergy to up availability of oxygen&medical supplies. It was decided to grant full exemption from Basic Customs Duty&health cess on import of items related to Oxygen&Oxygen related equipment for 3 months with immediate effect:GoI— ANI (@ANI) April 24, 2021
Delhi | We haven't received backup oxygen supply yet. We have 70 patients who are in critical condition and need oxygen. If we don't get oxygen supply there could be a big disaster. We have started discharging patients: COVID in-charge, Saroj Hospital pic.twitter.com/Sv2bY7vEOQ— ANI (@ANI) April 24, 2021
In a meeting of state-level COVID monitoring committee, chaired by Haryana CM, it has been decided to give free vaccine to everyone above the age of 18 yrs at government hospitals in the state. Registration to begin from 28th April, only those who have registered will get vaccine pic.twitter.com/OZbz9WXcje— ANI (@ANI) April 24, 2021
DRDO is adding another 250 beds later in the evening today at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel COVID hospital in New Delhi, taking the total number of beds to 500. In Gujarat, a 1,000-bed hospital has become operational: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh(File photo)#COVID19 pic.twitter.com/GDM7gvcyd9— ANI (@ANI) April 24, 2021
PM Modi chaired a meeting to review steps taken to boost oxygen availability in the country. He emphasised that there was an immediate need to augment the supply of medical-grade oxygen as well as equipment required for patient care both at home and in hospitals: Govt of India pic.twitter.com/DUtIQDj7sy— ANI (@ANI) April 24, 2021
EC top brass reviews enforcement of COVID guidelines during campaigning in Bengal
Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra and Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar on Saturday reviewed enforcement of COVID guidelines during campaigning in West Bengal where two remaining phases of assembly elections are to take place next week. A poll panel spokesperson said the EC top brass reviewed the enforcement of COVID guidelines with West Bengal chief secretary, police chief, health secretary and Kolkata police commissioner.
Kerala | Since the last two weeks, there is a drastic increase in demand for medical oxygen. We are trying to meet this increased demand. We've stopped the production of oxygen for industrial use: Aparna Nayar, Manager, Southern Gas Ltd, Thiruvananthapuram pic.twitter.com/mJH902vCk6— ANI (@ANI) April 24, 2021
Delhi High Court recommends providing security to hospitals if required, and says "We know how people react when they lose their dear ones.....let's not have a law and order situation."— ANI (@ANI) April 24, 2021
Maharashtra: Long queue of people seen at BKC jumbo vaccination centre in Mumbai. pic.twitter.com/zjIUk0UV3G— ANI (@ANI) April 24, 2021
The government of NCT should make all the possible efforts for procuring cryogenic tankers. We expect officers of both governments to coordinate in this regard, says Delhi High Court— ANI (@ANI) April 24, 2021
Amritsar's Neelkanth Hospital authorities should have brought the matter of oxygen shortage to the notice of the Administration. An inquiry committee has been set up to investigate the matter: Punjab Minister OP Soni pic.twitter.com/GgzNwZhljB— ANI (@ANI) April 24, 2021
From @LiveLawIndia | Bombay High Court directs Maharashtra govt to ensure that #Remedisivir is made available to patients without them having to run from pillar to post, through a 24x7 helpline#CovidIndia #MaharashtraFightsCorona pic.twitter.com/72m7Sdee5C— CNBC-TV18 (@CNBCTV18Live) April 24, 2021
SOS - Less than 2 hour's Oxygen supplies at Max Hospital Gurugram and attached Dedicated Covid Centre. Over 70 covid pts admitted across. Supplies expected at 10am diverted @cmohry @mlkhattar @anilvijminister @dc_gurugram @drharshvardhan @PMOIndia @PiyushGoyal need urgent help 🙏🏼— Max Healthcare (@MaxHealthcare) April 24, 2021
Maharashtra: 2 prisoners escape from COVID centre, 4 cops suspended
#COVID19 vaccines remains Rs 150 per dose.GOI procured doses will continue to be provided TOTALLY FREE to States.@PMOIndia @drharshvardhan @AshwiniKChoubey @DDNewslive @PIB_India @mygovindia https://t.co/W6SKPAnAXw— Ministry of Health (@MoHFW_INDIA) April 24, 2021
Good news for the J&J vaccine !*U.S. CDC*- Votes in favor of continuing use of JNJ’s COVID-19 vaccine- Adds a warning to the EUA related to risk of rare blood clots- Alert: Similar step by European Medicines Agency’s safety committee last wk— Prashant Nair (@_prashantnair) April 24, 2021
Chief Medical Officer to the @WhiteHouse Anthony Fauci says #India needs to get #vaccinated to turn this pandemic around, country in a terrible situation right now#COVID19 #CoronavirusIndia #CoronavirusPandemic pic.twitter.com/3n8jNJf0Rm— CNBC-TV18 (@CNBCTV18Live) April 24, 2021
Dear Mumbaikars.The red, yellow, green #EmergencyStickers categorisation is being discontinued. However, thorough checks shall continue & we hope you will stand by us in #TakingOnCorona & avoid all non-essential / non-emergency movement outside home #StayHomeStaySafe— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) April 23, 2021