Maharashtra govt has imposed statewide restrictions till May 1st; visuals from Mumbai's Marine Drive
Maharashtra may announce complete lockdown today
Owing to the surge in COVID-19 cases in the state, the Maharashtra government may announce a complete lockdown today.
Briefing the media persons on Tuesday, state Health Minister Rajesh Tope said, "Tomorrow after 8 pm, the Chief Minister will announce the decision on lockdown in the state. We have requested the CM to announce a complete lockdown in the state from tomorrow at 8 pm. This was the request of all ministers to the chief minister. Now it is his decision." "We have not yet received any letter from the Centre about the vaccination program for those above 18 years. The chief minister has said that the vaccination drive will be conducted in full swing and if needed we will take permission from the Centre to purchase vaccines from other countries, the Health Minister said. (ANI)
Pune: Hospital runs out of oxygen, patient on ventilator shifted
A COVID-19 patient had to be shifted elsewhere from a city hospital when it ran out of oxygen on Tuesday.
The incident at the Yog Multispeciality Hospital showed how acute the problem of oxygen shortage has become even as the city reported over 5,000 new infections in the last 24 hours.
"Since morning, we have received 32 oxygen cylinders but our requirement is 200 per day. We are receiving another 15 cylinders from the district administration," said Dr Abhijit Darak, a physician at the hospital. (PTI)
Western Railway collects over Rs 21 lakh fine from passengers travelling without mask
Western Railway on Wednesday informed that it has collected a total fine of Rs 21.53 lakh from people who were travelling without a face mask in trains.
In a joint effort with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), the Railway department has fined over 12,000 passengers till Tuesday (April 20).
According to the data shared by the department, out of a total of 12,824 cases, in March 6,972 passengers were booked for travelling without a mask. From whom a fine of Rs 1,09,35,00 has been realised.
Whereas in February, a total of Rs 6,29,600 fine has been recovered from 4,017 travellers.
However, in this month till yesterday, a total of 1,835 passengers were found guilty for not travelling with a mask and a fine worth Rs 4,30,500 has been collected from them. (ANI)
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11 patients on ventilators die in Nashik, low oxygen suspected
At least 11 patients who were on ventilators at a hospital in Nashik have died, Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope said on Wednesday, adding oxygen leakage at a storage tank could be linked to these fatalities and promised a probe.
These patients were being treated at a hospital run by the Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) for the COVID-19 patients. "As per the information available with us, 11 patients who were on ventilators at the hospital in Nashik have died.
The leakage was spotted at the oxygen tank which was supplying oxygen to these patients. The interrupted supply could be linked to the deaths of the 11 patients in the hospital," Tope told reporters. (PTI)