Tag: COVID-19

Treat available oxygen as critical commodity,Modi government tells states

NEW DELHI: The Narendra Modi government (Centre) on Friday said it has asked the states to treat the available oxygen as a critical commodity and undertake an oxygen-consumption audit at all hospitals, including private ones, amid a shortage of the life-saving gas in several parts of the country. Addressing a press conference, Joint Secretary in […]

Contributions pour in from domestic, foreign firms in fight against Covid-19

NEW DELHI: Contributions from homegrown and international firms, including Dream Sports, Uber and Capgemini, continue to pour in to support India’s fight against COVID-19 amid the deadly second wave of the pandemic in the country. Dream Sports – which operates e-sports platform Dream11 – has donated Rs 15 crore to GiveIndia and ACT Grants for […]

Chinese President Xi Jinping writes to Narendra Modi, offers help to fight Covid-19 surge

NEW DELHI: Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday sent a message of condolences to Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the coronavirus pandemic in India and offered to provide support and help to deal with the current surge of COVID-19 cases in the country. President Xi sent a message of condolences to Prime Minister Modi over […]

IRDAI directs insurers for prompt action on Covid-19 claims

NEW DELHI: The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has directed insurance companies to convey their decision on authorisation for cashless treatment for Covid-19 claims to the hospital within a period of 60 minutes from the time of the receipt of authorisation request, along with all necessary requirements from the hospital. Further, the […]

India records biggest single-day spike with 386,452 new Covid-19 cases

NEW DELHI: India saw 3,86,452 new coronavirus infections in a span of 24 hours, the highest single-day rise so far, pushing the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 1,87,62,976, while active cases crossed the 31-lakh mark, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday. The death toll increased to 2,08,330 with 3,498 new […]

More than 1 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses are still available with states to be administered

NEW DELHI: The government of India has leading the fight against the COVID19 pandemic. Vaccination is a crucial pillar of the five point strategy of Government of India to fight the pandemic (including Test, Track, Treat and COVID Appropriate Behaviour). A Liberalised and Accelerated Phase 3 Strategy of Covid-19 Vaccination will be implemented from 1st […]

India reports biggest single-day spike with 360,960 fresh Covid-19 cases

NEW DELHI: India saw a record single-day rise of 3,60,960 coronavirus cases, which pushed the total tally to 1,79,97,267, while the death toll crossed two lakh following 3,293 fresh fatalities, according to Union health ministry data updated on Wednesday. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease is 1,48,17,371, while the case fatality […]

Supreme Court asks Narendra Modi government to explain rationale of different price slabs for Covid-19 shots

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday took note of different prices of COVID-19 vaccines for Centre (Narendra Modi government), states and the private hospitals and asked the central government to explain to it the rationale and basis behind such a pricing policy. The top court, hearing a suo motu case related to ‘distribution of […]

CEOs of 40 US companies create global task force to help India fight Covid-19

NEW DELHI: In a show of solidarity, CEOs of some 40 top American companies have come together to create a global task force to mobilise resources to help India fight the battle against COVID-19. A collective initiative of the US-India Business Council of the US Chambers of Commerce, and the US-India Strategic and Partnership Forum […]

India records biggest single-day spike with 352,991 fresh Covid-19 cases

NEW DELHI: With 3,52,991 people testing positive for coronavirus infection in a day, the highest so far, India’s total tally of COVID-19 cases has climbed to 1,73,13,163 while active cases have crossed the 28-lakh mark, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday. The death toll increased to1,95,123 with a record 2,812 new […]

Steel Sector produced 3474 MT of Liquid Medical Oxygen yesterday

NEW DELHI: Public Sector Undertakings, under the Ministry of Steel, and other Private companies in the steel sector, in this hour of need, are with the nation and continuing their best to supplement the efforts of the Government in making available Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO). Total daily Oxygen production capacity of Steel plants is 2834 […]

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