Regd. No. Indore MP/ICD 216/2021-2023 INDORE BHOPAL UJJAIN MUMBAI PUNE & %( % & &"# $ &"$ % & # " "! " ! "# % % ! A "$ "' ! ! " !" ! " 18+ to get jab free of cost: CM CM ORDERS probe while DyCM asks collectors to focus on safe, uninterrupted oxygen supply in hospitals Twenty-four people perished at Dr Zakir Hussain NMC Hospital, Nashik, on Wednesday because of a leak in an oxygen storage tank, while it was being refilled. There were 150 patients in the hospital when the incident occurred. Officials said there was no oxygen flowing to ventilators for about 30 minutes, leading to the deaths. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray announced a high-level probe into the incident and said the guilty would not be spared. DCM Ajit Pawar asked the district collectors to pay attention to safe and uninterrupted oxygen supply in all hospitals and strengthen the safety of hospitals. Thackeray, as well as the Nashik Municipal Corporation, have announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh each for the kin of the deceased. Relatives, who " # # ! #" ! $"" # #" # % # # !!$ # $ #* " # & $ were in deep shock, demanded that the guilty should be taken to the task. “The corona-crisis has plunged the country into a vicious cycle. Overall, there is a heterogenous (# # " ! " " ( '( battle against corona, one in which there is no oxygen, where there are no medicines and where there are no beds. Patients are dying because of this,” Thackeray said. "$ Nashik City Mayor Satish Kulkarni (BJP) clarified that there was no negligence by the corporation but said a high-level panel has been formed to probe the incident. Airlift or create corridor, immediately provide hospitals oxygen: Delhi HC No change in Bengal poll schedule: EC " & -#)( )''#,,#)( )( ( , 2 +.& ).- (2 " (! #( -" , " .& ) ,- (! & ,, ' &2 -" *)&&, ( -)& -" +#( '))& )(!+ ,, -" - #-, ,.!! ,-#)( -) &. -" & ,-"+ ) -" #!"- *" , , #, ,# & ()- Adhir Chowdhury, Tharoor C+ve )(!+ ,, +, "#+ ($ ( ")0 ".+2 ( " ,"# ( , 2 " +))+ )( - ,- *),#-#/ )+ -" ()/ & )+)( /#+., #( -#)( ")0 ".+2 , # " 0#&& )(-#(. -) '* #!( )+ ,- (! & ,, ' &2 -" *)&&, -"+).!" /#+-. & ') & Covaxin has 78% interim efficacy )/ 1#( )/ + && ')(,-+ #(- +#' (# & # 2 ) * + * + (- ( (- # 2 ! #(,#, , , / + -+# &, #( )+' #( " , " + - #)- " ( ( , 2 )( Amid oxygen crisis in the capital, the Delhi High Court on Wednesday questioned the Centre why it was not waking up to reality and directed it to immediately provide oxygen to . the hospitals in the city During the hearing of a plea by a hospital group, which had flagged oxygen crisis in two of its hospitals this afternoon, a bench comVipin Justices prising Sanghi and Rekha Palli said: "Why Centre is not waking up to the gravity of the situation? We are shocked and dismayed hospitals are running out of oxygen but steel plants are running." The bench said the Centre should find means for transporting oxygen to hospitals, either by creating dedicated corridors or airlifting it . from the production facility "How is the government so oblivious to the reality on ground? You can't have people die because there is no oxygen," it said. The bench noted that heavens will not fall if the industries, including steel and petroleum, run on lower capacity till oxygen is imported. Citing its Tuesday order on the issue of supply of oxygen to the hospitals, the bench added: "This is really ridiculous. You are concerned with the industries... That means human lives doesn't matter for the government." ! # #% # " " ( $ '( "$ $#" "# ! 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Around 133 injections (Remdesivir) were reportedly stolen from Shal. by Hospital in the city The incident was reported by the hospital administration after the consignment was missing from the department. pharmacy The police have registered a case against an employee and initiated a probe. Tukoganj police station in charge Kamlesh Sharma said a case was registered against an employee Bhupendra Shailiwal on the complaint of Anoop Singh Chouhan, an official of the Shalby Hospital. People above 18 years will be vaccinated free of cost in the state. Chief MinisSingh Shivraj ter Chouhan gave this information to his Cabinet col. leagues on Wednesday The Centre has also decided to vaccinate those who are above 18 years from May 1. The central government has allowed the states to buy the vaccine directly from the pharmaceutical companies. Serum Institute of India Limited has fixed the rates for each dose of Covishield. It is Rs 400 for the government hospitals and Rs 600 for private ones. Now, the state government will buy those doses and vaccinate people at the vaccination centres free of cost. The government will also fix the rate of Covishield dose for private hospitals, too. Chouhan in his complaint stated that 133 injections Remdesivir worth Rs 1.30 lakh were missing from the pharmacy department. The incident was came to light when the stock was checked. Bhupendra is the prime suspect in the case. The police have registered a case under section 380 of the IPC against the drug store employee Bhupendra. Sources claimed that the accused was detained by the police. However, the police didn’t confirm and said that a team was constituted to look for the accused. More persons may be involved in the case. According to the police, the theft occurred between April 1 and April 15. Banks not to keep shutters down in containment zones The state government has rejected the recommendation of State Level Bankers Committee (SLBC) to keep the banks located in containment zones closed. The SLBC had written a letter to the home department on Tuesday, asking them to allow closure of banks that are located in the containment zones. Rejecting the proposal, home department said that the banks should, however, be advised to follow strict SOP (Standard Operating Procedures). The correspondence was done for implementation of Business Continuity Plan in banks. MP, ASP intervention gets 14-day-old a hosp berth With the increasing cases of COVID-19, the condition of health facilities in the city is worsening by the minute and people are facing the brunt. As if, not getting beds in hospitals was not enough, now most hospitals are not admitting patients due to the lack of oxygen and crunch of life saving drugs. The worsening condition gets magnified when the struggles of a mom to get her 14-day-old child admitted to a hospital comes to the fore. The hapless mother had to knock on the doors of several hospitals but her pleas failed to evoke results. Her pleas were turned down by at least 8 to 10 hospitals of the city after which a social activist posted on social media for help. After struggling for several hours, the efforts reaped fruits and the baby got admitted to Eureka Hospital. Member of Parliament Shankar Lalwani and ASP (West) Prashant Choubey too helped in getting the patient admitted. According to Yash Parashar, a social activist, he got a call from Rashmi Gupta, resident of Vijay Nagar, to help her 14-dayold baby girl, who is Covid positive. “After getting the call, I visited all major hospitals like Apollo Hospital, Medanta Hospital, DNS Hospital, Chacha Nehru Hospital, Choithram Hospital, and CHL Hospital with the mother but couldn't get the child admitted,” he said. Yash said they posted the matter on social media and somehow, the post was seen by Member of Parliament Shankar Lalwani who called me and enquired about the case. % . #! ' Gasping SAIMS fails to give it a 'shot', hospital refuses to accept fresh cases Instead of improving the supply of of oxygen and Remdesivir injections, Shri Aurobindo Institute of Medical Sciences has stopped admitting patients. The hospital authorities have also put up a board outside the premises to inform about their inability to admit patients till further orders. “Yes, we had to stop admissions due to shortage of oxygen as well as other life saving drugs. The major oxygen supplier has also given us in writing that he's unable to supply oxygen,” Chief Operating Officer Rajeev Singh said. He added that not only their machines but their manpower was also under pressure as many of our nurses, paramedical staff, housekeeping staff and others have fallen ill due to which we are facing staff crunch. Not only SAIMS but Index Medical College has also stopped admissions while MGM Medical College administration has not started MY Hospital’s COVID facility due to lack of oxygen. ! # # " ( ,+0*(3 633,., (+4050:;9(;065 :(0+ 05 0;: :;6*2 +(;( 051,*;065: >,9, 05 ;/,09 76::,:065 <; ;/(; (: 4(5@ (: >,9, .0=,5 ;6 (::6*0(;,+ =0(3: 65 "<,:+(@ 6>,9, .0=,5 ;6 /,(3;/ +,7(9;4,5;: (5+ /6:70;(3: (5+ (+4050:;9(;065 "/, *633,., (3:6 05-694,+ ;/(; (: 4(5@ (: 6?@.,5 ),+: 05 " (5+ ),+: 05 ;/, 5,> ),+: */,:; >(9+ >,9, =(*(5; 65 %,+5,:+(@ ,=,505. 6<; 6- ( ),+: 05 -6<9 /6:70;(3: ;6;(3 **69+05. ;6 ,(5 6,+0*(3 633,., 9 !(51(@ 0?0; ;/,@ /(=, (77605;,+ -6<9 7/@:06;/,9(70:;: 05 6:70;(3 ,(*/ -3669 6- " -69 ;/, >,33 ),05. 6- ;/, 7(;0,5;: ,7<;@ 05 */(9., 9 5<7(4( (=, :(0+ ;/, 7/@:06;/,9(70:;: /(=, :;(9;,+ ,?,9*0:, :,::065: ;6 9,*6=,9 7(;0,5;: (; ;/, ,(930,:; Meanwhile, many hospitals alleged that they were not getting Remdesivir injections as per their de- mand due to which they have asked the family members to arrange for the same. 1,781 new cases, 10 deaths in a day COVISHIELD DOSES AT RS 400 & 600 TAI UNWELL, ADMITTED TO HOSPITAL Pune's Serum Institute of India (SII), a Cyrus Poon, awalla group company on Wednesday announced it is fixing the price of Covishield (the AstraZeneca vaccine) at Rs 400 per dose in state government establishments and Rs 600 per dose in private hospitals. The group has promised to put the vaccine on retail shelves within four to five months. The price fixed by it for private hospitals is three times the subsidised rate at which vaccines were being administered by establishments thus far. Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech, however, is still silent on the price at which it will sell the vaccine to the state governments and private hospitals. On Wednesday, 9,709 samples were put to test and 1,781 of them returned positive taking city's corona tally to 96,330 and rate of positive cases to 18.34%. Ten deaths were also reported during the day taking toll to 1,079. According to CMHO bulletin, 10,83,343 samples had been tested till Wednesday night. Department took 9,960 more samples for testing, including 7,356 RTPCR and 2,404 Rapid Antigen Tests. As many as 12,738 patients are under treatment in various hospitals of the city . Total 82,513 patients have been discharged so far. )+' + )% " * % + .'#-+ " $ (0 , '#-- -) )' 2 ( , 2 ),*#- & )( )&&)0#(! / + " 0 , , *+ .-#)( +2 '#-' ,.+ ( " + )/# + *)+-, + 0 #" $ (5, )+ #(! -) + *+ , (- -#/ ,")% ! / + . -) 0"# " 3 #" ," 0 , '#-- -) -" - ,+ "),*#- & )( #( -" 0).& "),*#- & 4 Patients’ kin loot Remdesivir in Shajapur, oxygen cylinders in Damoh; videos go viral A day after Oxygen cylinders were looted from a government hospital in Damoh, Remdesivir injections were looted in Sha. Wednesday on japur Sources claimed 65 injections were looted from district hospital in Shajapur. Videos of both incidents have gone viral. In Shajapur, relatives unleashed chaos in the hospital and looted the injections for their patients suffering from Covid. Shajapur However, CMHO Dr Raju said, "It , was not loot. Actually family members created chaos in hospitals. Injections to administered were Covid patients. In the ! !!( ! # #)" ! # % ! ( & ( '( "#! # " # chaos, five to 10 injections were looted." Similarly, amid worsening Covid-19 situation, relatives of coronavius patients looted tanks of medical oxygen at a governin hospital ment-run Damoh. A video shows people went berserk soon after a truck-loaded with medcylinders oxygen ical reached the district hospital. The police team was rendered helpless. Damoh district collector Tarun Rathi said that there was no shortage of oxygen in hospitals of the district. He added that a case would be filed against those involved in the looting and assured that the administration would provide all possible help to the public. "We have been told that as soon as Oxygen truck arrived, people looted cylinders even when the hospital has adequate Oxygen supply. We are identifying these people and filing cases against them," he added.