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Jharkhand Launches “Sanjeevani Vehicles” To Pump Oxygen To Hospitals

Sanjeevani Vehicles will be equipped with GPS tracking system.

Ranchi:

Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Tuesday launched ”Sanjeevani Vehicles” – oxygen trucks to rush to any hospital in state capital Ranchi in case of an SOS.

Similar vehicles are planned to be deployed at other districts including Dhanbad and Jamshedpur.

Flagging off the vehicles, Mr Soren said the entire country was adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and Jharkhand was no exception.

He said the state government which is closely monitoring the situation has taken the initiative of Sanjeevani Vehicles under which the trucks with oxygen centre will rush to any hospital in case of a crisis.

He said such vehicles will be equipped with GPS tracking systems and it would ensure that no hospital faced an oxygen crisis.

The chief minister said that Sanjeevani Vehicles will remain in 24X7 operation mode. Oxygen cylinders will always be available in these vehicles.

He said that the government is constantly working towards ensuring the availability of oxygen and other medical resources for better treatment of the infected people.

“At present, oxygen and ventilators are most needed. Keeping this in mind, free oxygen supported beds are being provided to the patients in Ranchi and Jamshedpur through the Covid circuit,” he added.

Meanwhile, Jharkhand-based steel plants have been supplying medical oxygen to various states amid the COVID-19 crisis.

Domestic giant Tata Steel has stepped up the supply of liquid medical oxygen (LMO) to 800 tonne per day from its plants, including in Jamshedpur, while SAIL through its arm in Bokaro is pumping oxygen to the states that are facing an acute shortage.

Responding to the national urgency, Tata Steel is currently supplying 800 tonne per day of LMO to various Indian states and hospitals, through its manufacturing units in Jamshedpur (Jharkhand), Kalinganagar (Odisha), and Dhenkanal (Odisha), an official said.

It is supplying liquid medical oxygen to Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal and Odisha, among others.

State-run Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) has supplied 4,695 tonnes of LMO to various states since April.

The Bokaro Steel Plant (BSL) of SAIL has supplied 4,694.51 metric tonne of liquid medical oxygen to Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Assam, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand from April 1 to May 2, an official said.

Of this, 1,561.53 tonne was supplied to Uttar Pradesh, followed by 1,000.03 tonne to Bihar, 860.08 tonne to Madhya Pradesh and 858.98 tonne to Jharkhand.

BSL also supplied 311.57 tonne of LMO to Punjab, 28.41 tonne to West Bengal, 21.75 tonne to Andhra Pradesh and 19.13 tonne to Maharashtra during the period.

Linde India’s plants in Jamshedpur are also supplying oxygen to various states.

Jharkhand chief minister had recently said that a total of 58 tonne of LMO was sent to Delhi from the Linde India plant in the state.



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A man in China was left temporarily stranded on a glass bridge due to bad weather.

A man in China was left dangling from a 330-feet-high, glass-bottomed bridge after its panels were damaged by strong winds. The terrifying incident occurred on Friday when the man was visiting the bridge located in the Piyan Mountain Cultural Tourism Scenic Area outside the city of Longjing, reports CNN

China is home to a number of glass bridges, walkways and slides – and they have become popular destinations for tourists and thrill-seekers.

In this instance, however, one tourist got more than he bargained for when bad weather and high winds blew away glass pieces from the bottom of the bridge. Officials say that the bridge was hit by high winds of up to 150 kilometers per hour when the incident occurred. 

An image that was posted on Chinese social media site Weibo, and has since gone viral online, shows the man clinging to the railing of the bridge. 

According to BBC, rescue teams and firefighters were called to help the man and rushed to the scene on Friday. However, the stranded tourist managed to get back to safety with help from on-site staff. 

He was taken to a hospital and discharged after observation. 

“The staff of the scenic area rushed to the scene as soon as possible, brought emergency equipment and successfully transferred the trapped person to a safe area,” said a statement posted to Longjing City’s Weibo page. It added that there were no casualties.

The area has now been closed and an investigation into the incident has been launched. 

 

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3.29 Lakh Fresh Covid Cases In India, 3,876 Deaths In 24 Hours: 10 Points

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3.29 Lakh Fresh Covid Cases In India, 3,876 Deaths In 24 Hours: 10 Points

Coronavirus India: India is the second worst-hit country in the world after the US.

New Delhi:
Covid has infected 2.29 crore people in India, with 3.29 lakh fresh cases in the last 24 hour amid growing concerns of patients contracting a deadly fungal infection. The death count has touched 2,49,992 with 3,876 more people dying of the infection.

Here are the top 10 updates on coronavirus in India:

  1. Though Maharashtra is the worst-affected state with over 51.38 lakh cases, Mumbai on Monday recorded a steep drop in new COVID-19 cases at 1,794, the lowest single-day count in nearly two months.

  2. After Maharashtra, the hardest-hit states are Karnataka, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Delhi.

  3. Karnataka on Monday logged 39,305 cases, taking the caseload to over 19.73 lakh, while 596 more deaths took the total fatalities to 19,372. Bengaluru Urban district reported 16,747 infections, a decline by about 4,000 cases compared to Sunday.

  4. Delhi continued to witness a dip in new infections with 12,651 cases in the last 24 hours. The positivity rat is 19.10 per cent, the lowest since April 16. 

  5. In Kerala, 27,487 tested positive for the virus on Monday and 65 Covid patients died. 72 panchayats have a positivity rate of over 50 per cent. The state government has regulated and standardised Covid treatment rates for private hospitals. 

  6. In Tamil Nadu, 28,978 people tested positive on Monday and 232 Covid patients died. 7,149 of the fresh infections are from Chennai.

  7. Dozens of bodies, feared to be Covid victims, washed up on the banks of the Ganga in Bihar’s Buxar on Monday. 75 people lost their lives to COVID-19 in Bihar on Monday, raising the death count in the state to 3,357.

  8. In West Bengal, coronavirus infections rose to ZXXX with YYYY new cases on Monday.

  9. Assam on Monday saw 5,803 Covid cases. 77 patients died on the same day.

  10. The World Health Organization on Monday labelled the Covid variant spreading in India as a “variant of concern”.



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The Union Home Ministry has approved the security cover. (File photo)

New Delhi:

All the newly elected 77 BJP MLAs in West Bengal are being provided a cover of central security forces in view of potential threats to them, official sources said on Monday.

They said the Members of the Legislative Assembly will be secured by armed commandos of the CISF and the CRPF.

The Union Home Ministry has approved the cover after taking into cognisance a report prepared by central security agencies and the inputs of a high-level team of officers that was sent to the state by the ministry in the wake of post-poll violence against the workers of the BJP, they said.

Sixty-one MLAs will be covered under the lowest ”X” category and the commandos will be drawn from the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), as per fresh orders of the MHA, they said.

The rest are either enjoying the central security cover or will be covered under the next higher category of ”Y”. Leader of Opposition Suvendu Adhikari is already a ”Z” category protectee of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), they said.

The party has emerged as the main opposition party in the state, winning 77 seats in the 294-member house in the recently concluded polls where the TMC led by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee formed the government.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)



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