Govt Study On Oxygen Supply to Delhi Hospitals Points Adequate Supply, Logistical Hurdles

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The Indian government’s Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation (PESO) has written to the additional secretary at the department for promotion of industry and internal trade (DPIIT) under the commerce ministry, outlining the findings of a study conducted on the daily supply of liquid medical oxygen (LMO) to hospitals in the national capital. The communique, dated … Read more

Patients Waiting for Admission in Bengal Hospitals to Get Free O2 in Bus

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Kolkata: A non-profit organisation has started a free service to provide oxygen support inside a specially designed bus to needy patients waiting for admission in government hospitals of Kolkata, as the demand for the life-saving gas escalated with the spike in COVID-19 cases. At any given time, up to four underprivileged patients will be able … Read more

Private hospitals must source Tocilizumab from state governments | India News – Times of India

Private hospitals must source Tocilizumab from state governments | India News - Times of India

Image used for representative purpose NEW DELHI: A day after India imported 50,000 vials of Tocilizumab, a key Covid-19 drug made by the Swiss pharma company Roche, the Centre has issued a strict advisory saying private hospitals will have to source the drug only from the state governments for all patients who need it urgently. … Read more

Delhi Govt Cannot Turn Blind Eye to Overcharging of Covid Patients by Pvt Hospitals: HC

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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 … Read more

BMC Appoints Special Panel, Gives Hospitals Crash Course on Mucormycosis as 111 Cases Emerge in Mumbai

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Mumbai: As many as 111 patients, all COVID-19 survivors, are undergoing treatment for the fungal infection `mucormycosis’ in Mumbai hospitals, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) informed on Wednesday. Prabhakar Shinde, the BJP’s group leader in the BMC said the information was provided to the civic body’s standing committee upon his query. Additional municipal commissioner Suresh … Read more

General Rawat Visits Hospitals in Delhi to Take Stock of Covid Care Provided to Patients

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To review the medical and patient care being provided to the Covid-19 patients, the Chief of Defence Staff, General Bipin Rawat, visited the Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel Hospital and the Base Hospital of the Army in Delhi Cantonment. Attired in PPE kit, the CDS went inside the Covid wards, wherein he interacted with the patients. … Read more

Doctors Helpless, Hospitals Choked, Locals Turn to Quacks

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As we walk into a rural health clinic at Khawaspur, just 20 kilometres from the district headquarters of Bhojpur in Bihar, a doctor is seen sitting helplessly. With a stethoscope and a few paracetamol and vitamin C tablets, he cannot do much for Covid patients frequently walking in. The lanes in the neighbourhood are deserted. … Read more

Yediyurappa Asks Covid Patients Over-staying in Hospitals ‘Unnecessarily’ to Go Home

Mysuru Dasara Fete to Be Low-key Due to Covid Crisis: Karnataka CM

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Tuesday asked COVID patients over-staying in hospitals ‘unnecessarily’ to go home to make way for serious ones to get treatment. “What is the need for the 332 patients to remain in the hospital for 30 days? They should vacate the beds. There are 503 patients in the hospital for … Read more

PIL in HC Against Delhi Govt Earmarking Beds in Hotels Attached to Govt Hospitals for Its Officials

Obstructing Oxygen Tankers Amounts to Endangering Human Lives, Says Delhi HC

File photo of Delhi High Court. The plea has contended that creating a classification in favour of a certain category of persons was “arbitrary” and “unimaginable” when the common man was running from pillar to post in search of oxygen beds. PTI New Delhi Last Updated:May 10, 2021, 20:47 IST FOLLOW US ON: The Delhi … Read more

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