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Gautam Gambhir arranges 200 oxygen concentrators for people in Delhi

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Amid the oxygen shortage in the national capital, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Lok Sabha MP from East Delhi Gautam Gambhir has arranged 200 oxygen concentrators to strengthen the fight against the deadly virus which has claimed so many lives across the country.

These concentrators will be made available to all those suffering from mild to moderate Covid infection and are in home isolation.

The oxygen concentrators will be provided to people residing anywhere in Delhi and can be collected from Gambhir’s office at Jagriti Enclave in his constituency by providing a doctor’s prescription, recent saturation level of the patient and Aadhar details. In addition to this, a post-dated cheque is also needed as security to prevent black marketing of the unit.

“We are not charging anything from people. The cheque can be collected upon returning the unit within seven to 10 days. People belonging to economically weaker sections can furnish their EWS certificate instead of the cheque,” said an aide of Gambhir.

Talking about the initiative, Gambhir said, “Right now the biggest concern for the people of Delhi is shortage of oxygen especially for those who are in the process of finding a bed in hospitals. People are running left, right and centre for oxygen cylinders. Refilling them is another tough task for the families of the patient. These concentrators will help those who are suffering from mild to moderate Covid and also those who are waiting for a bed in any hospital.”

Gambhir alleged that the Delhi government has abdicated its responsibility completely and is now just focusing on blame games.

“They don’t even have something as basic as tankers to pick up oxygen from other states. They spent all the money for oxygen plants on ads. Other states are setting up oxygen war rooms but Arvind Kejriwal is busy blaming the Centre on TV and in the courts,” he said.

Gambhir stated, “Delhi does not deserve this chaos and I will do whatever it takes, whatever is in my power to help the people in their fight against one of the toughest battles we have seen in recent times. We are in the process of arranging more concentrators and we will try to help as many as we can. Delhi has to stand together if we want a fighting chance against this deadly disease.”

Earlier this week, the Delhi High Court had questioned how Gambhir is able to distribute medicines being used to treat Covid-19 and procure them in large quantities. Last week, Gambhir started distributing ‘Fabiflu’ and ‘oxygen cylinder’ to patients.

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By giving clean chit to Agra hospital, UP govt did mock drill of inquiry: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

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Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday slammed the Uttar Pradesh government for giving a clean chit to an Agra hospital where 22 patients died after oxygen supply was allegedly cut during a drill.

She said that the government has closed all the doors of justice.

Priyanka, who is also the in-charge of UP Congress, tweeted: “What an irony. According to reports a hospital in Agra conducted mock drill by allegedly cutting the oxygen supply and the BJP government gave clean chit to the hospital doing mock drill of the inquiry. The paths of government and the hospital have been cleared. By not listening to the complaints of the patients families, the government has shut all hope of justice.”

She also attached a news report claiming that a clean chit was given to the Paeas Hospital, which was caught in a controversy after a video surfaced online.

In the video, a man was heard saying to conduct a mock drill on oxygen supply.

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Gurugram: FIR against ex-BJP MLA for forging court records

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Following a complaint by the District Town Planner (DTP), the Gurugram police on Friday registered FIRs against three persons, including a former Gurugram BJP MLA for allegedly forging court records and circulating them on social media, the police said on Saturday.

According to the police, on May 16, former BJP MLA Umesh Aggarwal’s associates had filed a plea alleging contempt of court against the officials of the DTP team for carrying out demolition drive in an illegal colony in Sector-77 Kherki Daula, on June 10.

The District Town Planner R.S. Batth in his police complaint alleged that former MLA, Umesh Aggarwal had circulated forged court summons on social media, claiming that a contempt of court proceedings had been initiated against the officials of the DTP department by a court.

Following the complaint, an FIR has been registered against three under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) at Sector-14 police station.

“Before carrying out the demolition drive, all legal formalities were taken but the trio continue to develop an illegal colony,” Bhatt told IANS.

“In connection with the matter an FIR has been registered. Further probe is underway,” said a police officer.

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BJP demands attempt to murder case against Pinarayi Vijayan

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Joining issue in the ongoing war of words between chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan and new Congress president K. Sudhakaran, on Saturday, Union Minister of State for External Affairs V. Muraleedharan demanded that an attempt to murder case against Vijayan be lodged.

On Saturday, at Sudhakaran’s press conference, his party colleague K. Gopi, who hails from Vijayan’s village in Kannur, recalled an old incident, that in 1977 when 26 beedi workers were terminated from a society, they led a protest.

“I was leading the protest and then Vijayan with a sword led a group of people and he brandished his sword and it hit my hand and the injury mark is still there,” said Gopi showing his hand and adding that despite his complaint to the local police then, there was no further action in the case.

Muraleedharan told the media in the state capital that if the Congress party is serious in the allegation, they should register a police complaint.

“There is no time limit to an attempt to murder case and hence, Sudhakaran should ask Gopi to go forward and register a fresh complaint,” said Muraleedharan.

He also pointed out that in the past two days both these leaders have been revisiting their college days at the Government Brennen College and have been saying about their deeds then and it shows that both of them were goons and criminals.

“My appeal to both of them is not to portray a great institution like Brennen College by distorting its greatness, and lowering it as a place of goons,” said Muraleedharan.

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