Delhi, K’taka, AP, Telangana Go for Global Tender for Covid Vaccine Procurement Amid Shortage

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The governments of Delhi, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, among other states, on Tuesday decided to issue global tenders for procurement of Covid-19 vaccines as the domestic supply has failed to keep up with the rising demand amid the fierce second wave of the pandemic. The Centre said it has so far provided more than … Read more

Maharashtra, K’taka, Kerala Among 12 States Accounting for Over 80% of Active Covid-19 Cases

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Twelve states accounted for 80.68 per cent of India’s over 37.23 lakh active coronavirus cases, according to official data. Maharashtra has the maximum number of active cases at 6.57 lakh, followed by Karnataka 5,36,661, Kerala 4,02,997, Uttar Pradesh 2,54,118, and Rajasthan 1,99,147 cases. The other states having large active cases are Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Tamil … Read more

K’taka HC Asks Centre to Raise Daily Oxygen Supply to 1,200MT as Patients are Dying Due to Shortage

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The Karnataka High Court on Wednesday directed the Centre to increase the daily supply of oxygen to the state to 1,200 metric tonnes. It said this was the minimum requirement of the state that the Centre would have to comply with as many deaths were taking place due to lack of medical oxygen. The court’s … Read more

SC Seeks Delhi Oxygen Supply Plan from Centre; O2 Shortage Haunts K’taka, Apex Court Strikes Down Maratha Quota & Other Stories

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‘Give Delhi Full Oxygen Quota’: SC Wants Centre Plan by 10:30 am Tomorrow The Centre on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court on the Delhi High Court’s contempt warning on the availability of oxygen in light of the Covid-19 crisis. During the hearing, the apex court asked the government how it planned to meet Delhi’s oxygen … Read more

K’taka Headed the Delhi Way? Amid Spike in Covid-19 Positivity Rate, State Battles Oxygen Shortage Woes

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Amid an acute oxygen shortage, a dozen hospitals in the state of Karnataka sent out desperate pleas asking to replenish the live-saving element on Tuesday. As oxygen stocks dwindled, kin of covid patients were spotted standing outside various hospitals, desperate to get their hands on a portable oxygen cylinder in the absence of an oxygenated … Read more

Retd HC Judge to Probe Death of 24 COVID Patients Due to Oxygen Shortage in K’taka

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The Karnataka government on Wednesday appointed retired High Court judge Justice B A Patil as the one-man commission to inquire into the death of 24 COVID patients in Chamarajanagar district allegedly owing to oxygen shortage. A notification regarding the appointment of Justice Patil was issued by the Additional Chief Secretary in the Home Department, Rajneesh … Read more

K’taka May See Total Lockdown After May 12 as Bengaluru Positivity Rate Reaches 55%, Active Cases Cross 3L

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With the steep rise in Covid-19 cases despite one week of curfew, the Karnataka govt is contemplating imposing a complete lockdown in the state for two weeks post-May 12. With many sectors namely manufacturing, construction, and garments factories operational at 50 percent capacity and an unchecked vehicular movement, the two-week curfew from April 27 bore … Read more

24 Dead in Covid Hospital in Chamarajanagar Due to Oxygen Shortage in K’taka, Govt Denies Claim

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A ventilator is seen next to a Covid patient. (Image for representation/REUTERS) All the patients who died were on oxygen support. Local MLA who visited the hospital were met with angry relatives. CM Yediyurappa had spoke with Chamrajanagar DC over the incident. 24 people died at a Covid hospital in Karnataka’s Chamarajanagar on Sunday due … Read more

K’taka Minister Hits Out Those Criticising Govt for Handling of Covid Situation

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Karnataka Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar on Friday hit out at those criticising the state government for the poor handling of the Covid-19 situation. “We are in this situation after giving permission to various economic activities. Is it magic to contain the spurt in cases after letting all the economic activities take place?” Sudhakar told … Read more

K’taka Govt Sets Up War Room to Monitor Supply of Oxygen, Remdesivir for Covid Treatment

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File photo of Karnataka Health Minister K Sudhakar. (Image: IANS) The government also set up a new 6 Kilo Litre capacity Medical Oxygen plant at the Chamarajanagar District Hospital. PTI Bengaluru Last Updated:April 21, 2021, 15:07 IST FOLLOW US ON: With complaints pouring in regarding shortage and blackmarketing of oxygen and Remdesivir, the Karnataka government … Read more

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