"Don't Hoard Oxygen": Government To Embassies Amid Row Over SOS

May 2, 2021

Foreign missions should not hoard oxygen and other essential supplies, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Sunday, as at least two of them turned to the opposition Congress for help amid the unprecedented coronavirus crisis in India that has crippled its healthcare system. | Read more|

"Please Save Her": Father's SOS For Baby Who Died After Hospital Wait

April 28, 2021

An infant died after a long wait for admission into a hospital in Andhra Pradesh's Vishakhapatnam last evening. She had reportedly tested positive for Covid and had difficulty breathing. Her parents begged for her treatment for nearly an hour but when she was finally admitted, it was too late. | Read more|

Arvind Kejriwal's Office "Regrets" Televised Appeal To PM Amid Row

April 23, 2021

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with the Chief Minister of the 10 states worst hit by the deadly second wave of Covid today, on a day India touched a new record of 3.32 lakh Covid cases and 2,263 deaths in 24 hours. His discussion with Arvind Kejriwal, which was live on TV for some time, became controversial as the De | Read more|

Covid in Uttar Pradesh: Coronavirus overwhelms India's most populous state

April 20, 2021

India is reeling under a severe second wave of Covid-19 and many states are struggling to cope with the rising numbers. Uttar Pradesh, India's most populous state, is among the worst affected in the country and its people are suffering even as authorities insist the situation is under control, reports the BBC's Geeta P | Read more|

Covid Bed Allotment Through "War Rooms", Not Hospitals: Mumbai's Plan

March 30, 2021

As coronavirus cases continue to rise in Mumbai, the city's civic body is preparing for a possible shortage of hospital beds, thus adding and reserving more beds for Covid patients. At private hospitals, all ICU beds and 80 per cent of all Covid beds will be reserved for centralised allotment to patients through the ci | Read more|

"Will Prefer Covishield Over Covaxin": Delhi Hospital Doctors Concerned

January 16, 2021

Resident doctors at one of Delhi's biggest healthcare hubs, the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, today demanded they be administered Covishield vaccine and not Covaxin since the former has completed all three stages of trials as required under protocol. The second one, produced by Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech, is still on | Read more|