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Opinion | Revealed: Why ICU ventilators sent from PM CARES Fund were lying unused in hospitals

India | May 18, 2021, 02:57 PM IST

India TV reporters carried out investigations to find out from which companies these ventilators were procured, what were the defects and why these companies were not providing proper service and maintenance.

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Opinion | Dispel all baseless rumours, let all of us work unitedly on the vaccination front

India | May 15, 2021, 12:57 PM IST

In Kesarpura village, 14 km from Rajasthan’s Ajmer city, 15 people died of Covid during the last ten days. In this village of 1,300 residents, the state government sent a team with vaccine stocks, but not a single villager took the vaccine. Only one person, and that too, a health worker, took the jab.

OPINION | Covid pandemic: Good news from the vaccination

OPINION | Covid pandemic: Good news from the vaccination front

India | May 14, 2021, 03:12 PM IST

There was a tragic incident on Thursday in Goa Medical College Hospital, where 15 more patients died due to lack of oxygen supply. On Tuesday, 26 Covid patients had died in this hospital due to lack of oxygen. According to officials, oxygen supply stopped from midnight till 8 am, killing 15 Covid-19 patients.

Covid Pandemic: Why dead bodies were found floating in

Covid Pandemic: Why dead bodies were found floating in river Ganga

India | May 13, 2021, 03:03 PM IST

The district collectors of both Ghazipur and Buxar denied that these bodies belonged to local residents. Drone cameras are being deployed at the river banks. The Director General of Bihar Police said that 71 floating bodies were recovered at Buxar, and aft

Opinion | How Covid pandemic is spreading from metros to

Opinion | How Covid pandemic is spreading from metros to villages

India | May 12, 2021, 12:45 PM IST

Active cases dipped by 4,000 to settle at 3.7 lakhs, but the number of Covid-related deaths jumped to 4,205 on Tuesday, the highest single day toll recorded till now. As of Tuesday, the cumulative death toll across India has crossed 2.5 lakh since the beginning of the pandemic.

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Opinion | How crowds are acting as super spreaders of coronavirus

India | May 11, 2021, 11:22 AM IST

The second wave of the pandemic has taken a severe toll on teachers in Aligarh Muslim University. At least 18 sitting professors of AMU have died during the past three weeks. AMU has its own medical college campus, these professors were given treatment on time but could not be saved.

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Opinion | Why scores of ventilators lie unused in hospitals?

India | May 08, 2021, 11:59 AM IST

With states like Karnataka and Delhi seeking more oxygen supply quota from the Centre, hospital beds are full with Covid-19 patients. Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal claimed on Friday that the oxygen supply position in the capital has improved. But many hospitals still face shortage of ICU beds and ventilators. 

Opinion | Covid Pandemic: Speed up vaccination

Opinion | Covid Pandemic: Speed up vaccination

India | May 07, 2021, 11:55 AM IST

The spread of the pandemic clearly indicates that states in southern, western and northern regions are facing the full brunt of the second wave. By Thursday night, 16.48 crore Indians were administered Covid vaccine doses, but this cumulative total is very small compared to India’s population.

Opinion | Covid pandemic: Those playing with lives of

Opinion | Covid pandemic: Those playing with lives of people must be sternly dealt with

India | May 06, 2021, 11:09 AM IST

The Centre on Wednesday said the UK variant of Coronavirus is declining in proportion across India, but the double mutant variant, found in Maharashtra, is the main cause for the current surge in Covid-19 cases.

Opinion | Mass vaccination is the only method of preventing the spread of Covid-19 pandemic

Opinion | Mass vaccination is the only method of preventing the spread of Covid-19 pandemic

India | May 05, 2021, 03:58 PM IST

It is true that the nationwide vaccination drive is now going at a very slow price due to depleting stocks. But make no mistake: Covid vaccination of people on a massive scale will be the only protection from, if God forbid, a deadly third wave of the pandemic. 

Opinion | Covid Pandemic: Why India is still facing acute shortage of oxygen

Opinion | Covid Pandemic: Why India is still facing acute shortage of oxygen

India | May 04, 2021, 04:33 PM IST

Hospitals in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and other adjoining states continue to face critical shortage of oxygen, despite nationwide logistics for airlifting oxygen tankers and sending oxygen containers by railway. Private hospitals in Delhi, Meerut and other cities continue to send SOS saying their oxygen supply was tapering off.

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Opinion | Covid: India could have planned a better vaccination strategy by taking a cue from USA

India | May 01, 2021, 02:19 PM IST

The vaccination drive in the US was carried out in three phases – first, for the 60-plus age group, second, for the 45-plus age group, and third, for the 18-plus age group. People came forward in large numbers to get themselves vaccinated. There were no legal hassles, and even illegal migrants staying in the US got vaccinated. 

Opinion | Covid Pandemic: How Russia will provide 85 crore

Opinion | Covid Pandemic: How Russia will provide 85 crore Sputnik V vaccines to India

India | Apr 30, 2021, 02:17 PM IST

Russia is going to provide 85 crore Sputnik V doses, according to some news reports. The Russian Direct Investment Fund has entered into contracts with five Indian companies for manufacturing 85 crore doses of the vaccine.

Opinion | Covid Pandemic: Do not lose courage, India will

Opinion | Covid Pandemic: Do not lose courage, India will win this war

India | Apr 29, 2021, 03:18 PM IST

From Lucknow, we showed visuals of an ambulance driver giving oxygen to his mother, who had worked as health worker for 30 years, outside the famous KGMU hospital. The son was waiting for instructions from Covid Command Centre for admission of his ailing mother.

Opinion | How governments failed to anticipate the full

Opinion | How governments failed to anticipate the full brunt of the second pandemic wave

India | Apr 28, 2021, 03:46 PM IST

Relatives of Covid patients are being forced to buy vital medicines in black market, there are long queues for lab tests, oxygen cylinders and ventilators are not available. There was this heart wrenching video of a four-year-old boy pushing a stretcher carrying his father, while his mother was dragging the stretcher from the other hand, inside a hospital. There were no ward boys to help.

Opinion | Covid pandemic: Do not fear the virus

Opinion | Covid pandemic: Do not fear the virus

India | Apr 27, 2021, 03:52 PM IST

Let me tell you: Do not fear at all. If you have mild Covid systems, you can recover easily while staying inside your homes by taking medicines on doctors’ advice.

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Opinion | Covid Pandemic: A Herculean wartime-like effort to supply oxygen, medicines

India | Apr 24, 2021, 02:19 PM IST

Looking at the massive wartime like efforts launched by Prime Minister Modi to beat the oxygen shortage, I am confident that one will soon find light at the end of this dark tunnel, that has engulfed our nation.

OPINION | Covid Pandemic: Oyxgen crisis will be overcome

OPINION | Covid Pandemic: Oxygen crisis will be overcome soon

India | Apr 23, 2021, 03:57 PM IST

C-17 and IL-76 transport aircrafts of the Indian Air Force have started airlifting big oxygen containers to filling stations across India to speed up distribution of medical oxygen. IAF pilots are working against time to reach deadlines so that sick patients, in dire need of oxygen can be saved.

OPINION | How sheer negligence at Nashik hospital caused

OPINION | How sheer negligence at Nashik hospital caused the death of 24 Covid patients

India | Apr 22, 2021, 02:56 PM IST

It took only 17 days for the daily Covid count to jump from 1 lakh on April 4 to thrice that number now. The pandemic is spreading so fast that in many families, most of the members have been tested positive.

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Opinion | Let us not lose courage: We shall overcome

India | Apr 21, 2021, 03:05 PM IST

From May 1, the vaccination drive will begin on a war footing in India. Like Israel, which has vaccinated more than half of its population and has allowed the opening of schools and lifting of restrictions on wearing masks, a day will come soon, when we, in India, will be doing the same.

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