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It was one high octane election which saw vigorous campaigning by none other than the Prime Minister BJP's and India of Chanakya Amit Shah. For the BJP, this election will have far reaching conse- The government is paying attention to only urban areas as far as corona pandemic goes. Nevertheless, the situation arising out of the pandemic in rural areas is de. teriorating every day There is neither any doctor nor any health staff to help the corona patients. The Primary Health Centres set up in such villages rarely open. The statistics of the $ health department say that 80% of rural areas have no doctors. The second wave of the pandemic has swept away many villages, where the condition of people has worsened. Each village has a large number of patients. There is neither any system to test those patients, nor any hospital to provide them medicines. People in urban areas are using oxymeter to check their oxygen level and getting information about $ lungs infection through CT scan. Those who are living in rural areas are not getting even paracetamol to keep fever in check. A social worker Madhuri Ben who has been working among the tribal people in Nimar for many years says they are regularly suffering from fever. As they are not receiving medicines to control fever, getting tested is out of question, she says. The way Remdesivir vials are selling in the black market in cities, the & %" ' 12 DIE DUE to oxygen shortage in Delhi's Batra hospital as Modi prays for nation The Delhi High Court on Saturday warned the Central government that it will face contempt charges if Delhi does not get enough . oxygen supply The Delhi government on Saturday had blamed the Centre saying ‘oxygen has become an ego issue”. The HC directed the Centre to ensure Delhi receives 490 MT oxygen on Saturday by any means. The HC told the Centre: "Now the water has gone above our head. Enough is enough. You made an allocation of oxygen to Delhi, you fulfill it." The HC rap comes at a time when four more patients died in Delhi's Batra Hospital due to a shortage , of oxygen on Saturday taking the death toll to 12, said an official. "Fatalities climbed up to 12. One of our senior doctors has also lost his battle to COVID. I am hoping and praying & $ # $ & $ ## " "# !" ( "# $ %"% ' " # this situation does not occur again with our hospital or any other hospital over the next few days or ever again," Dr Sudhanshu Bankata, Executive Director, Batra Hospital said. India on Saturday reported over 4,00,000 fresh Covid-19 cases for the first time as the tally crossed 19 million-mark, according to Union health ministry’s data. As the national capital continues to grapple with surge in Covid-19 cas- she says. Another social worker Sachin Jain says the condition of the villages is worse than what one thinks of. In rural areas, there is no system for testing a corona patient, but people do not want to go to some nearby places where it is done, Jain says. According to Jain, the villagers fear that if anyone is found to be corona positive he will be sent to hospital where he will die. ! # !% " ! paracetamol is doing it rural areas. The number of deaths among non-tribal people is more than that of their tribal counterparts, since the immunity system of the tribal people is better than that of other communities. There are many villages where a family has to see the death of their near and dear ones daily, but the government has no knowledge about that. If the same situation continues, the corona pandemic will destroy the villages, ) !%" " $ $ "% " # %" ' es and oxygen shortage, Minister Chief Delhi Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday extended the lockdown by another week. The CM confirmed that Delhi has received 4.5 lakh doses of Covid-19 vaccines. The state will start inoculating people between 18 to 44 years of age from May 3. Kejriwal said in a tweet that the lives of the patients could have been saved and demanded that Delhi should be given its %"% $%" (* %" quota of oxygen. He said Delhi needs 976 tonnes oxygen but only 312 tonnes oxygen was provided yes. terday “This news is very painful. Their lives could have been saved by giving them oxygen on time. Delhi should be given its quota of oxygen. The deaths of our own people cannot be seen anymore. Delhi requires 976 tonnes of oxygen and yesterday only 312 tonnes of oxygen was given. At least 18 persons including 16 Covid-19 patients were killed in a fire at a Gujarat’s in hospital Bharuch district in the wee hours of Saturday, according to officials. About 60 patients were admitted to Patel Hospital Welfare when the fire broke out in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) postmidnight. The state government said a judicial inquiry would be conducted into the incident in which the ICU of the hospital, run by a charita& ble trust, was totally destroyed. The cause of the fire is suspected to be due to a short circuit. "Sixteen coronavirus patients and two nursing staff were either charred to death or died due to suffocation inside a Covid-19 unit," Superintendent of Police Rajendrasinh Chudasama said. The fire was doused within an hour. Local people and the kin of patients helped in the rescue operation during which dozens of patients were shifted to other facilities by ambulance. Some were brought out of the building on wheelchairs or on makeshift stretchers of cloth. The four-storey designated Covid hospital, which is #$ #! $ # % " $ "% $ " situated on the BharuchJambusar highway and 190 km from Ahmedabad, is yet to have obtained NOC for fire, according to an IANS report citing fire officers. Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani announced ex-gratia aid of Rs 4 lakh to the next of kin of the deceased in the fire. )&! # ' *' &! ! Shut down India for few weeks to break Covid chain: Fauci While the whole world taken has note of India’s horrific Covid-19 second wave criWhite sis, House's chief medical adviser Anthony Fauci has suggested a complete lockdown for a few weeks to curb transmission of the Covid-19. According to Fauci, a temporary lockdown in India is the need of the hour as it could have a significant impact on the dynamics of the outbreak. “You can shut down temporarily to put an end to the cycle of transmission. So one of the things to be considered is to temporarily shut down," Fauci told The Indian Express. "We are very pained to see India suffering so much. And that's the reason why the rest of the world needs to chip in and help," he added. Fauci emphasised that the most important thing is to get oxygen, supplies, medication, PPE and vaccinations. "To have a country like India, where two per cent of people are vaccinated, is a very serious situation. You absolutely have to get more people vaccinated," according to Fauci. "There is suffering now but I guarantee that we will get it back to normal. Hang in there, help each other," Fauci added. The Ministry of Health Welfare Family and (MoHF) on Saturday said that India witnessed the highest spike of 4,01,999 fresh cases of Covid-19 and 3,523 fatalities due to Covid-19 infection in the last 24 hours. Spent Rs 7L, but hosp took Rs 44K ‘GETTING AGGRESSIVE CALLS FROM POWERFUL PEOPLE’ more to release body, says family Family members of a patient created ruckus at Apple Hospital after the death of their patient on Satur. day They alleged that the administration hospital was refusing to hand over the body despite having deposited Rs 7 lakh for treatment. Agitating family members also alleged that the hospital provided them Remdesivir injection and other medicines at a premium. Naresh Singh, a resident of Sundar Nagar, was admitted to Apple Hospital on April 6 after being tested Covid positive. “We deposited Rs 3 lakh in the hospital and gave medicines of Rs 3.5 lakh to the hospital for treatment of our patient. We deposited money whenever it was asked by the hospital and we deposited about Rs 7 lakh there,” Sapna Singh, patient’s $ $ '" % %# # #$ $ # " $ " $ Serum Institute of India (SII) CEO Adar Poonwalla (40) on Saturday spoke out about the tremendous pressures he was under over the production of Covid-19 vaccines to meet India’s everincreasing demand. Poonawalla told The Times in an interview about receiving aggressive calls from some of the most powerful people in India, demanding supplies of Covishield -- the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine. “I'm staying here (Lon- " & ( %$# $ #! $ wife, told the media. She alleged that their patient died on Saturday morning and instead of handing over the body to them, the hospital administration forced them to deposit Rs 44,000 more to get the body. “We had already deposited the entire amount but the hospital couldn’t save our patient. They asked us to pay more to get the body,” she said adding “The hospital staff sold Remdesivir injections to us at a premium as they had taken Rs 15,000-20,000 for one vial.” Some politicians and social activists also reached the hospital in support of the family and asked the . hospital to release the body Later, the hospital released the body which was handed over to the family members to perform the last rites. quences keeping the 2024 Lok Sabha in mind. Also for BJP, it was as if a now or never situation because by 2026, that is the next Bengal Assembly election, the cumulative magic of Modi-Shah combo will have to depend on a lot of things especially keeping the age factor of Narendra Modi and the availability of a pan Indian level leader who must have all India ap- peal. For TMC, the BJP had used all its ammo and had also engaged the ED and the CBI against Abhishek Banerjee's wife and sister-in-law which rattled the TMC to a great extent. exit polls Meanwhile, may have put TMC ahead but have kept BJP in a position from where it would be breathing down on TMC's neck. (' , / ', ,( ( -+ & +, 0"' ! * (' (' %%+ (' $ ,( ,! , +",- ,"(' . *0,!"' (' , ' , ( ", %(' &0 +!(-% *+ -, / ', ,( "' +",- ,"(' /! * #-+, -+ 0(- ' , +-))%0 ,! ' + ( (* 0(- * %%0 (' , / ', ,( - ++ /! , ,! 0 * ("' ,( ( don) an extended time because I don't want to go back to that situation. Everything falls on my shoulders but I can't do it alone...I don't want to be in a situation where you are just trying to do your job, and just be- cause you can't supply the needs of X, Y or Z you really don't want to guess what they are going to do," Poonawalla told the newspaper. "The level of expectation and aggression is really unoverIt's precedented. More than 1L cured of corona so far; city reports 1,821 new cases More countries ban arrivals from Covid-hit India The city created another record as the number of cured corona patients crossed one lakh mark on . Saturday Out of 1,14,493 corona patients till date, 1,02,137 have been cured. During the day, 10,237 samples were put to test and 1,821 cases of them returned positive taking positivity rate to 17.79%. Eight deaths were also reported during the day taking toll to 1,155. According to CMHO bulletin 11,85,283 have been tested till date. Department has taken 10,370 more samples for testing, including 7030 RTPCR and 3340 Rapid Antigen Tests. As many as 11,201 patients are under treatment in various hospitals . of the city With Covid-19 positive cases touched a new peak of 4 lakh infections in India on Saturday, more countries banned arrivals from the country that is struggling in the second wave. The US has imposed travel restrictions from India beginning May 4. Canada banned entry of international students including from India to Ontario, the worst-hit province in that . country US President Joe Biden has imposed restrictions on travel from India that stops most non-American citizens from entering the US for an indefinite period from May 4, citing the surg. ing Covid-19 in the country Biden issued a proclamation on Friday restricting travel from India starting on May 4. Certain categories of students, academics, journal- ists and individuals have been exempted from the ban, the US State Department said. Canada is all set to suspend entry of international students, including from India, to Ontario, the worst-hit province which is battling the third wave of the coronavirus. According to the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE), an education service provider based in Ottawa, there were 530,540 international students in Canada in 2020, of which the maximum were from India (34 per cent) followed by China (22 per cent). whelming. Everyone feels they should get the vaccine. They can't understand why anyone else should get it before them," he said. The businessman indicated in the interview that his move to London is also linked to business plans to expand vaccine manufacturing to countries outside India, which may include the likes of the UK. "There's going to be an announcement in the next few days," he said, when asked about Britain as one of the production bases outside India. 50-yr-old Covid patient jumps from 2nd floor of hosp A 50-year-old Covid patient reportedly jumped from the second floor of Index Medical College on Saturday night. Her condition is critical due to the injuries and she was being operated. According to one of the staff members, a 50-year old patient jumped from the second floor of the hospital at about 10 pm. "She admitted to the hospital for treatment. She had some psychiatric issues and her psychiatric evaluation had also been done by the doctors. She was severely injured in the incident after which she was being operated by Dr Ajay Singh Thakur," the staff member said. Meanwhile, police exunawareness pressed about the incident.