Delhi Govt Cannot Turn Blind Eye to Overcharging of Covid Patients by Pvt Hospitals: HC
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday said the Delhi government cannot “turn a blind eye” to overcharging of COVID-19 patients by private hospitals in the city and directed it to hold a meeting of all stakeholders to arrive at a “realistic” amount so that people are not fleeced. “We want this taken up on top priority,” a bench of Justices Vipin Sanghi and Rekha Palli said and also asked the Delhi government why it had not done anything till now to address this “serious” issue.
Five mini-buses of Haryana Roadways converted into ambulances at Karnal. “Each ambulance has four oxygen bed capacity with other medical equipment. We will station these in rural areas,” Yogesh Sharma, Civil Surgeon, Karnal
Serum Institute CEO promised to deliver 1.5 cr Covishield doses to Maharashtra after May 20, says Rajesh Tope | Serum Institute of India CEO Adar Poonawalla has promised chief minister Uddhav Thackeray to deliver 1.5 crore doses of Covid-19 vaccine Covishield to Maharashtra after May 20, said the state health minister on Wednesday. The Maharashtra state cabinet held a meeting on Wednesday to discuss the Covid management.
Yogi Adityanath Takes Cognisance of Bodies Dumped in Ganga; UP-Bihar Govts Blame Each Other
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday took cognisance of bodies found floating in the Ganga in Ballia district and said the last rites should be done according to the deceased’s religious beliefs. He also noted that the dumping of bodies in water causes pollution.
No Covaxin for 18-44 Age Group in Delhi from Thursday | People in the 18-44 age group won’t be able to get Covaxin shots in Delhi from Thursday as Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said that its manufacturer Bharat Biotech has refused to provide “additional” vaccine doses to the city government, a development that is likely to hamper the inoculation drive severely in the national capital. Stocks of the other coronavirus vaccine — Covishield, will last only nine days, AAP MLA Atishi said while releasing vaccination bulletin of the city.
Karnataka Temporarily Suspends Vaccination For 18-44 Age Group, Will Prioritise Second Dose
In a series of tweets, the Karnataka Health department said that the state government has decided that the vaccine procured directly by the state government for vaccination of persons between 18 and 44 years too will be utilised for vaccination of beneficiaries who are due for the second dose.
Covid Update: Rajasthan Cabinet gives nod to float a global tender to purchase 1 crore doses of COVID-19 vaccines. “During the Cabinet meeting, Urban Development Department told that it has issued orders to set up 105 oxygen plants in 62 urban areas,” the government says.
Serum Says Will Raise Monthly Production to 10 Cr Doses by Aug | Amid multiple states reporting a shortage of COVID-19 vaccine, Serum Institute and Bharat Biotech have submitted to the Centre their production plan for the next four months, informing they can ramp it up to 10 crore and 7.8 crore doses respectively by August, official sources said on Wednesday The sources said the Union Health Ministry and the office of Drugs Controller General of India had sought from both the firms their production plan for June, July, August and September.
BMC Floats Global Tender for One Crore Covid-19 Vaccine Doses
In view of the shortage of COVID-19 vaccines, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Wednesday floated a global expression of interest (EoI) for procurement of one crore doses to expedite the vaccination process, a civic official said. The interested parties will have to submit their expression of interest before 1 pm on May 18 and they will be opened on the same day at 3 pm, the official said.
Himachal Pradesh Govt has decided to provide free treatment to beneficiaries of Himcare & Ayushman Bharat Scheme to COVID-19 patients in registered private hospitals which have been dedicated as COVID hospitals: Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur
Karnataka Allows Work Under MNREGA
In revised guidelines, Karnataka Govt allows works under MNREGA on “condition that not more than 40 workers will be deployed at any location & following Covid appropriate behaviour”.
A flight from Germany carrying medical aid provided by Germany, Greece & Finland landed at the Delhi airport today
Maharashtra Cabinet Bats for Lockdown Till May 31 | The Maharashtra cabinet on Wednesday recommended extending the lockdown to control the spread of coronavirus till May 31. On Wednesday, Maharashtra reported 46,781 fresh covid-19 cases and 816 deaths, pushing the state tally to 52,26,710 and toll to 78,007.
Details of SpO2 level of the patient mandatory to procure Remedesivir injection. Empty vial of injection should be returned & Utilisation Certificate to be submitted to Sadar Hospital: District Health Committee, Muzaffarpur
Covid-19 Live Updates: 2 Crore Covaxin Doses to be Produced Per Month at PSU Plant in UP’s Bulandshahr
The Centre on Wednesday approved the manufacture of Covaxin, India’s indigenous vaccine being manufactured by Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech, at Bulandshar plant of Bharat Immunologicals and Biologicals Corporation Limited (BIBCOL).