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Uttar Pradesh CM orders 20 O2 concentrator per health centre

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To ensure abundant availability of oxygen for critical Covid patients across entire state, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has issued directives to provide as many as 20 oxygen concentrators to all the Community Health Centres (CHC).

The state used to have 32 tankers before the demand shot up but now 90 tankers are being used and the efforts are afoot to supply 800 MT to 850 MT of oxygen. It will be the largest-ever supply volume in the state.

To ease the crisis of medical oxygen in the midst of its unending demand, as many as 4,370 oxygen concentrators have already been provided in all the districts by the government so far.

Besides, on the instructions of Yogi Adityanath, ventilators have also been provided to all the districts and regular functioning of all the life-saving medical equipments has been ensured.

According to the government spokesman, the chief minister has also asked the chief secretary to access the demand, review the availability of the life-saving fluid and maintain its adequate supply on a daily basis to ensure synergy across all public, private hospitals and the state government.

He has also instructed the State Health and Medical Education Department to recruit trained man force for operating ventilators and other medical equipments in required districts with immediate effect.

To give a major boost to the availability of medical oxygen amid the second wave, work is being conducted on a war footing to set up Oxygen producing plants in not only state-run medical colleges and institutions but also at all such private medical colleges and institutes, which do not have LMO based oxygen plants.

The Chief Secretary, in this regard, has been asked to supervise the daily developments and ensure the timely completion of the task. With this, several oxygen refilling plants that had been shut down, have been revived.

The monitoring system has live information on the demand of oxygen by hospitals in various districts, allotment and loading of oxygen in the vehicles, live location of vehicles moving on the highways, the supply of the oxygen and its utilization.

The spokesman said that O2 tankers are being sent in districts including Basti, Rae Bareli, Sant Kabir Nagar and Gorakhpur, whereas, oxygen is being provided via trains in Bareilly and Moradabad. In Agra, the demand for oxygen is being fulfilled via airways.

For provision of oxygen to patients in home isolation, instructions have been issued to identify and allot an oxygen refilling plant for every district.

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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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