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    Delhi High Court directs Aam Aadmi Party to work with PSUs; make-shift beds to be arranged amidst shortage

    It is now being reported that the Delhi High Court has directed the Delhi government to explore the option of working with PSUs and arrange to make shift beds for the COVID patients, amid the crumbling status of health infra in the capital. This after the National Capital witnessed a sharp spike in the COVID cases, with hospitals raising SOS alarm after the shortage of oxygen supply. The fact that 100% occupancy of hospital beds with the waiting on each bed is certainly a matter of concern and thus the Delhi High Court is now providing alternatives to the Delhi government for the same. Watch to know more.

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    India fights COVID but Kisan leaders continue to flout norms

    Amid the ongoing COVID crisis, the farmer's leader and the protesting farmers joined hands and got together for an Iftari. The farmers union and their leaders continued to flout COVID norms and all the leaders were seen maskless, and the social distancing norms were violated as well. However, one of the farmer leaders, Rakesh Tikait came out in defence of the farmers and stated that a gathering of 50 people is allowed and the COVID appropriate behaviour was being followed as well. Speaking to Times Now, he further adds that the Tikri border is now their home since they have been protesting on the borders for the last 5 months. Watch to know more.

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    Shortages of medical drugs and equipment in the market: Centre decides to step in

    With more than 3 lakh covid cases being reported every day, people are struggling and searching for beds in hospitals, when they find one they are gasping for breath due to shortage of oxygen. Remdesivir which a life-saving drug is also now disappearing from the market as the demand increases. This has prompted the centre to step in and control the supplies of Remdesivir in the country. The central government has now prohibited any supply of Remdesivir outside the regulated supply chains from the government of India’s side. The central government rationale is that this is the “moment of emergency” The states, on the other hand, are saying that quotas allocated to them are certainly not in proportion to their requirements and therefore this planning should have been done much earlier by the government.

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    Oxygen Crisis continues: Haryana hospitals raise alarm; urge Centre to remove stoppage

    With the second wave of Coronavirus going on in the country, the demand for oxygen has drastically increased due to shortness of breath being a prominent symptom in covid positive patients. The dread of lack of oxygen is driving states to put a stoppage on the vehicle of the medical liquid oxygen. Now, SOS is coming in from hospitals across different states. Now openly most large hospitals are issuing appeals for help reaching out to high court demanding more oxygen supply. Fortis hospital in Gurugram now has put out a public appeal for seeking more oxygen saying that it will run out of oxygen within a matter of hours. In fact, they have also reached out to the Prime Ministers office saying that “it is a critical need at this point” Hospitals are trying to convey to the authorities that the state government are blocking the tankers even after the central government has strictly assured that no state government can stop the medical liquid oxygen transport in an emergency.

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    PM Modi to chair three crucial meetings tomorrow; oxygen supply availability on the agenda

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi was to visit West Bengal tomorrow for his election rally ahead of the 7th phase of elections in the state. However, PM Modi has now cancelled his visit to West Bengal and instead stated that he will be chairing COVID review meetings in the National Capital. Prime Minister Modi will be chairing three key meetings tomorrow in the National Capital amid the COVID crisis and the crumbling state of health infra. The first meet will be held at 9 am, which will be an internal COVID review meet. Following this, PM Modi will be holding a meeting with the state CMs of the high burdened states. This is the third time in the last three days that the Prime Minister will be holding meetings on oxygen supply and its availability.

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    COVID vaccine pricing row: Didi writes to PM Modi; demands uniformity in prices

    India will be beginning the third phase of the vaccination drive from May 1st and in the third phase, anyone above the age of 18 years will be eligible to get the vaccine jabs. However, the politics over the vaccine jabs has once again begun, with West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee writing to PM Modi once again over the pricing of the vaccines. The vaccines will be available in the government hospitals for Rs 400 and Rs 600 in private hospitals. Didi has reiterated that there should be a uniformity in the prices of the vaccines. This after the Centre decided to decentralize the vaccines and that the state governments can procure them as well. Watch to know more.

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    Amit Shah on Nationwide lockdown & restrictions amid surge in COVID cases | Frankly Speaking

    In this episode of Frankly Speaking, Navika Kumar gets involved in a heated discussion with the Union Home Minister Amit Shah, who gives an insider's view of how the BJP-led Central government is managing the COVID crisis in the country. Along with the battle of COVID, the battle for Bengal is also underway. Union Home Minister Amit Shah also comments on whether there is a possibility for a nationwide lockdown, given the surge in the COVID cases is at an alarming rate. HM Shah reiterates PM Modi's appeal that the states are allowed to take the decision in this regard and can impose a lockdown in the state if needed. He further comments on the Uttarakhand's Shahi Snan during the Kumbh Mela and whether this was a logical decision by the state or not. #FranklySpeakingWithShah

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    Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee urges EC to club remaining poll phases again

    West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee appeals to Election Commission once again urging the poll panel to club the last 2 phases of the elections together. A few days back also the CM raised the same concern of clubbing the last 3 phase of elections but the EC had turned it down. Yesterday, the EC in their response suggested that clubbing all last 3 phases of the election is not feasible at all, as conducting the election is a calculated move. The CM also said that will Election Commission consider the clubbing of the last 2 phases of the election after the last leg of PM Modi's campaigning. She further said people are dying here, the situation is turning worst but Election Commission is busy assisting the PM.

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    PM Modi cancels visit to West Bengal amid COVID surge; review meeting to be chaired in Delhi

    Amid the poll battles going on in West Bengal, Prime Minister Narendra Modi cancels his visit to the state. Prime Minister was supposed to hold a rally in the state, but has now cancelled his visit instead, he will be chairing a Covid meeting in Delhi. PM Modi tweets that “Tomorrow will be chairing high-level meetings to review the prevailing COVID-19 situation. Due to that, I would not be going to West Bengal.” Subsequently, there are no other awaiting meetings of the Prime Minister in the state, thus effectively ending his campaign over there for now. In the midst of the ongoing crisis BJP initially decided to call off the massive campaigns in the state of West Bengal.

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    India fears the emergence of the triple mutant strain

    India is now registering more than 3 lakh cases every day. Such a big spike in covid cases has prompted a shortage of beds and oxygen and  with this the country is already facing a big crisis. Furthermore, the scientists are now very closely looking at not just the double mutant but also the emergence of a triple mutant strain of the virus that has been reported in Maharashtra, Delhi, Chhattisgarh and West Bengal. Dr Rakesh Mishra director of CSIR says that “probably the most concerning issue of this virus is that it continues to change". He also mentions that with the increase in the spread of the virus, more mutations tend to be seen.