4 times rise in Covid beds at national capital’s Centre-run hospitals since March: Health ministry | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The number of beds for COVID-19 patients at Centre-run hospitals in the national capital has increased by more than four times and now stands at 2,105 from 510 on March 1, the Union health ministry said on Tuesday. Of the 2,105 beds, 1,875 are oxygen-supported beds and 230 are ICU ones. The hospitals … Read more

PM Modi’s address was reassuring for people: Ministers and BJP leaders | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Top Union ministers and senior BJP leaders on Tuesday hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s address to the nation on the coronavirus situation as reassuring for the public while highlighting his appeal for maintaining discipline and using lockdown as the last resort. Amid a second wave of the pandemic, Modi addressed the nation on … Read more

PM Modi speech today: ‘Second wave has hit country like a storm’ | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday addressed the nation on the prevailing Covid-19 situation in the country. During his address, the PM said that the government is working to ensure supply of oxygen, hospital beds, hails country’s Covid-19 vaccination programme. Here is a look at the key points from his address. We are … Read more

Rajnath Singh asks armed forces to extend help to state govts in dealing with Covid | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Defence minister Rajnath Singh has asked the armed forces to extend assistance to state governments in dealing with the raging Covid pandemic, while directing defence PSUs, ordnance factories and DRDO to work on a war-footing to provide oxygen cylinders and extra beds to civil administrations at the earliest. Reviewing the preparedness to deal … Read more

Centre asks Union territories to ramp up testing; augment lab, hospital infrastructure | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Union home secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla, who reviewed the Covid situation in Union territories (UT) along with health secretary Rajesh Bhushan on Tuesday, has stressed upon strict enforcement of Covid-appropriate behavior with movement restrictions and prohibition of large gatherings, regulated timings for markets etc in view of the latest surge in cases. NITI … Read more

Covid-19: Vedanta offers to supply oxygen from its locked Sterlite Copper premises in Tuticorin | India News – Times of India

CHENNAI: Metals major Vedanta Limited on Tuesday offered to support the Centre and various states, including Tamil Nadu, in their fight against Covid-19 by supplying oxygen from its locked Sterlite Copper premises in Tuticorin. There are two oxygen plants, which can function independently, and supply around 1,000 tonne per day (tpd) of oxygen to various … Read more

UGC-NET postponed in view of Covid-19 situation: Union education minister | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The UGC-National Eligibility Test (NET) scheduled to be held from May 2 to 17 has been postponed in view of the Covid-19 pandemic situation, Union education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank‘ announced on Tuesday. According to an order by the National Testing Agency (NTA), the revised dates for the exam will be announced later, … Read more