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People enquire about availability of cylinders of medical oxygen, required for treatment of critical Covid-19 patients, in New Delhi on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)

‘Heavens won’t fall’: Court upbraids Centre on Delhi hospitals’ SOS for oxygen

Reported by Richa Banka | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2021 09:48 PM IST
Many hospitals in Delhi, including Sir Ganga Ram, sent SOS to the government about their depleting stocks of oxygen.
Pointing out the severe need for more oxygen, the Delhi deputy CM Sisodia requested the Centre to increase the 370 metric tonne (MT) quota to 700 MT.(ANI file photo)
Pointing out the severe need for more oxygen, the Delhi deputy CM Sisodia requested the Centre to increase the 370 metric tonne (MT) quota to 700 MT.(ANI file photo)

‘Have patients from other states’: Sisodia urges Centre to increase oxygen quota

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2021 06:07 PM IST
Addressing a press briefing, Sisodia said only the Centre has the right to decide the quota of oxygen for each state.
Representative Image ( Praful Gangurde/HT Photo)
Representative Image ( Praful Gangurde/HT Photo)

Delhi hospitals receive medical oxygen after CM, deputy CM flag shortage

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2021 04:00 PM IST
Ganga Ram Hospital received 4500 and 6,000 cubic metres of oxygen from a private vendor and Inox Air respectively. The Lok Nayak Jai Prakash (LNJP) Hospital, meanwhile, received 10 tons of oxygen.
Covid-19 patients are often too weak to cook on their own, and many say their food orders have been rejected by eateries. (Photo: Hindustan Times)
Covid-19 patients are often too weak to cook on their own, and many say their food orders have been rejected by eateries. (Photo: Hindustan Times)

Compassion first: Home chefs take to serving Covid patients

By Naina Arora, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2021 03:01 PM IST
With so many families getting afflicted with Covid-19, getting a home-cooked nutritious meal often becomes difficult, even though it’s crucial
Haryana home minister Anil Vij alleged that Delhi government looted its oxygen tankers.(File Photo )
Haryana home minister Anil Vij alleged that Delhi government looted its oxygen tankers.(File Photo )

‘Oxygen tanker looted by Delhi government’, alleges Haryana minister Anil Vij

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2021 02:55 PM IST
Haryana minister Anil Vij's allegations come against the backdrop of a shortage of oxygen reported from Delhi for Covid-19 patients.
Mohammad Shahabuddin. (HT archive)
Mohammad Shahabuddin. (HT archive)

Jailed gangster-turned-politician Shahabuddin Covid +ve, admitted to Delhi hospital

PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2021 01:23 PM IST
Shahabuddin was among the three Tihar prisoners who do not have any interaction with others. The other two are underworld gangster Chhota Rajan and Delhi gangster Neeraj Bawana. For the last 20-25 days, the bi-weekly visits of family have also been suspended
Project Plasma is a Fever Network initiative in collaboration with HT City to celebrate the super power of Covid recovered plasma donors, who are stepping forward amid the second wave of Covid, to donate their plasma to save lives of other infected patients.
Project Plasma is a Fever Network initiative in collaboration with HT City to celebrate the super power of Covid recovered plasma donors, who are stepping forward amid the second wave of Covid, to donate their plasma to save lives of other infected patients.

Driven to save lives : Sunil Masta

By Aprajita Sharad
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2021 03:44 PM IST
Meet Plasma Hero and Covid survivor Sunil Masta, who donated his plasma to Covid infected patients sixteen times till now, enabling plasma therapy to heal them. In an inspiring conversation, Masta shares the need for eligible plasma donors to step up, donate plasma and save lives as India braces against the second wave of Covid-19.
Migrant woman carries belongings on her head as she arrives at Anand Vihar Bus Terminal after Delhi Government announced a complete lockdown for 6 days.(ANI Photo )
Migrant woman carries belongings on her head as she arrives at Anand Vihar Bus Terminal after Delhi Government announced a complete lockdown for 6 days.(ANI Photo )

Delhi under lockdown, migrants rush to home states | In Photos

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2021 11:44 AM IST
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal had appealed to the migrants to stay back in the national capital as it is only a “short lockdown.
Covid-19 vaccination for all adults above 18 to begin in a liberalised and accelerated Phase 3 strategy from May 1. (Photo: Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Covid-19 vaccination for all adults above 18 to begin in a liberalised and accelerated Phase 3 strategy from May 1. (Photo: Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Above 18 happy to get the Covid jab? Well, mostly!

By Naina Arora, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2021 10:40 AM IST
Youngsters laud the government’s decision for all adults above 18 could get the jab in a liberalised and accelerated Phase 3 strategy of Covid-19 vaccination from May 1.
Migrant workers wait for public transport to their native places amid fears of total lockdown due to the sharp spike in coronavirus cases, at Rajiv Chowk Bus Stand, in Gurugram. (Vipin Kumar / Hindustan Times)
Migrant workers wait for public transport to their native places amid fears of total lockdown due to the sharp spike in coronavirus cases, at Rajiv Chowk Bus Stand, in Gurugram. (Vipin Kumar / Hindustan Times)

Delhi enters day 2 of week-long Covid-19 lockdown amid exodus of migrant workers

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2021 09:16 AM IST
Police commissioner SN Shrivastava appealed to people to remain inside their homes and assured them that essential items will be available.
A health worker collects swab sample from a woman for Covid-19 test in Delhi.(PTI)
A health worker collects swab sample from a woman for Covid-19 test in Delhi.(PTI)

Delhi private labs halt Covid-19 test services for 2 days over delay in results

ANI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2021 08:26 AM IST
The founder of a Delhi-based lab said, "My team and I have not slept for 72 hours. We are doing a collection of 8,000 to 10,000 samples per day and the only issue we are struck with is manpower."
Representational Image. (File photo)
Representational Image. (File photo)

Delhi likely to see partly cloudy sky, light rain today: IMD

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha
PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2021 08:18 AM IST
Delhi’s air quality was in the moderate category on Wednesday morning. Data from Central Pollution Control Board showed that the hourly air quality index (AQI) at 7am stood at 159
The Delhi Police also arranged 20 oxygen cylinders and delivered them to a hospital with 35 Covid-19 patients in outer Delhi’s Nangloi.(File Photo. Representative image)
The Delhi Police also arranged 20 oxygen cylinders and delivered them to a hospital with 35 Covid-19 patients in outer Delhi’s Nangloi.(File Photo. Representative image)

Delhi Police demarcates corridors for oxygen containers held up in traffic

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2021 07:09 AM IST
The level of oxygen in our hospital’s liquid oxygen plant was reaching a critical level on Monday night due to a delay in supply, said Sunil Sumbli,Sri Balaji Action Medical Institute.
Roli Khare, the director of hospitals, ministry of health and family welfare, told the court that the Centre was trying a makeshift arrangement where beds could be increased.(Ajay Aggarwal / HT Photo for representation)
Roli Khare, the director of hospitals, ministry of health and family welfare, told the court that the Centre was trying a makeshift arrangement where beds could be increased.(Ajay Aggarwal / HT Photo for representation)

Give more beds in central hospitals: HC

By Richa Banka, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2021 07:04 AM IST
The bench also said that immediate action needs to be taken by the Centre to ramp up testing by simplifying the process.
Despite the lockdown, crowds were reported outside several stations as a result of DMRC’s reworked train schedule.(File Photo / Representational Image)
Despite the lockdown, crowds were reported outside several stations as a result of DMRC’s reworked train schedule.(File Photo / Representational Image)

Metro trains every 15 minutes during lockdown

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2021 06:50 AM IST
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) began temporarily disallowing entries into some stations from 6.30am, soon after it kicked off the day’s operations.
Manish Sisodia was referring to the Defence Research and Development Organisation’s (DRDO) Covid-19 hospital in Delhi Cantonment that was reopened on Monday.(PTI file photo)
Manish Sisodia was referring to the Defence Research and Development Organisation’s (DRDO) Covid-19 hospital in Delhi Cantonment that was reopened on Monday.(PTI file photo)

Delhi to get 2.7k more Covid-19 beds: Sisodia

By Abhishek Dey, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2021 06:41 AM IST
Sisodia's comments came amid concerns regarding the rate at which hospital beds are getting occupied in the city.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal's wife Sunita Kejriwal on Tuesday tested positive for Covid-19.(File photo)
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal's wife Sunita Kejriwal on Tuesday tested positive for Covid-19.(File photo)

CM isolates after wife tests positive for Covid-19

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2021 05:21 AM IST
Sunita Kejriwal is under home isolation, a government official said.
A doctor drags an oxygen cylinder at the CWG Village Covid-19 Care Centre on Tuesday.(PTI)
A doctor drags an oxygen cylinder at the CWG Village Covid-19 Care Centre on Tuesday.(PTI)

Capital gasps for oxygen amid 28k new Covid-19 infections

By Abhishek Dey, Anonna Dutt, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2021 12:46 AM IST
The national capital, which is under a lockdown to control the alarming transmission of the infectious disease, has reported precariously low levels of oxygen, crucial drugs and critical care beds.
Representational: The elections should be postponed as it can be conducted by May 13 as per the court order, the government proposal said.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Representational: The elections should be postponed as it can be conducted by May 13 as per the court order, the government proposal said.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Gurdwara body polls postponed over surge

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2021 05:30 AM IST
The proposal said it will not be prudent to hold the elections during the lockdown, and added that polling booths may become “hot spots”.
Migrant workers arrive at Kaushambi Anand Vihar Bus Terminal to leave for their home town after the six-day lockdown imposed by the Delhi government amid the rise in coronavirus cases, New Delhi, (ANI)
Migrant workers arrive at Kaushambi Anand Vihar Bus Terminal to leave for their home town after the six-day lockdown imposed by the Delhi government amid the rise in coronavirus cases, New Delhi, (ANI)

In meeting with L-G Baijal, BJP says migrants need urgent attention

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2021 05:09 AM IST
The party also accused the Delhi government of “not involving” the Opposition in the fight against Covid-19.
Migrant workers head to Anand Vihar Bus Terminal on Tuesday. (Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Migrant workers head to Anand Vihar Bus Terminal on Tuesday. (Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Delhi govt offers financial aid, free shelter and food to prevent exodus

By Sweta Goswami, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2021 03:40 AM IST
In view of the week-long lockdown imposed to curb the spiralling spread of Covid-19 in the national capital, the government also said it will also provide free shelter, food and medicines at 205 night shelters across the city.
A health worker administers a dose of Covid-19 vaccine at Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
A health worker administers a dose of Covid-19 vaccine at Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Delhi govt steps up efforts to boost jabs

By Risha Chitlangia, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2021 04:48 AM IST
As per the Delhi Disaster Management Authority’s (DDMA) order, “persons who are going for Covid-19 testing or vaccination, can do so on production of valid identity card.”
Representational: The Delhi government has advanced summer vacations this year by 15 days in view of Covid-19 cases and fatalities spiralling out of control.(HT Archive)
Representational: The Delhi government has advanced summer vacations this year by 15 days in view of Covid-19 cases and fatalities spiralling out of control.(HT Archive)

Delhi govt schools shut for summer, city guest teachers left without work

By Fareeha Iftikhar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2021 04:24 AM IST
The government has also suspended online and semi-online activities for students up to Class 9 till the last day of summer break on June 9. This leaves guest teaches with no work, and there is little chance of them getting any during the summer break.
Civil defence personnel patrol a deserted street in Sadar Bazaar on Tuesday. (Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Civil defence personnel patrol a deserted street in Sadar Bazaar on Tuesday. (Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

Spike renders tracing near-impossible

By Prawesh Lama, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2021 04:37 AM IST
Delhi had 17,151 containment zones as on Tuesday, showed state govt data.
Representational: Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) guidelines for the management of Covid-19 biomedical waste says refuse from patients’ houses must be collected daily, in colour-coded and sealed bags, to prevent any spread of infection. (FILE PHOTO)
Representational: Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) guidelines for the management of Covid-19 biomedical waste says refuse from patients’ houses must be collected daily, in colour-coded and sealed bags, to prevent any spread of infection. (FILE PHOTO)

AAP says MCDs not collecting waste from homes of patients in isolation

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2021 05:16 AM IST
The BJP dismissed the allegations as “baseless” and accused the AAP of engaging in “blame game” during a crisis.
A queue of migrant workers outside the Anand Vihar Railway Station on Tuesday.(Amal KS/HT Photo)
A queue of migrant workers outside the Anand Vihar Railway Station on Tuesday.(Amal KS/HT Photo)

Migrants continue to trickle out of Capital on 1st day of lockdown

By Karn Pratap Singh, Risha Chitlangia, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2021 06:47 AM IST
The state government is also going to start providing financial aid of 5,000 to at least 170,000 workers registered with the Delhi workers welfare board.
Policemen guarding a roadblock in New Delhi on April 20 as the national capital enters a week-long lockdown in light of rising Covid-19 cases. (AFP)
Policemen guarding a roadblock in New Delhi on April 20 as the national capital enters a week-long lockdown in light of rising Covid-19 cases. (AFP)

Delhi sees highest ever single-day spike in cases, deaths; tally over 900,000

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 20, 2021 10:21 PM IST
As many as 19,430 people were recovered/discharged on Tuesday and the total recoveries from the disease are nearing 808,000 while the tally of active cases has gone up to 85,575, the bulletin showed.
Representative Image (Santosh Kumar /Hindustan Times)
Representative Image (Santosh Kumar /Hindustan Times)

'Hospitals have few hours of oxygen': Kejriwal seeks 'urgent' help from Centre

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2021 08:04 PM IST
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal reiterated on Tuesday that 'serious oxygen crisis' persists in Delhi, after first flagging the issue on Sunday.
Migrants continue to leave for their hometowns during a week-long lockdown, in New Delhi on April 20, 2021. (ANI Photo)
Migrants continue to leave for their hometowns during a week-long lockdown, in New Delhi on April 20, 2021. (ANI Photo)

‘Delhi belongs to you’: L-G urges migrants to not leave Capital during lockdown

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 20, 2021 05:51 PM IST
Lieutenant governor Anil Baijal chaired an emergency meeting with chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and chief secretary Vijay Kumar Dev to take stock of the situation related to Covid-19. He directed Kejriwal and Dev to take all steps possible to prevent a reverse migration.
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