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Yogi Adityanath government to provide free Remdesivir to Covid stricken




In a major relief to the critically-ill Covid patients admitted at Uttar Pradesh government and private hospitals, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has ordered that they should be provided Remdesivir injections free of cost.

However, the private hospitals will have to procure this drug from the manufacturing companies and the market itself.

In case, Remdesivir is not available in private hospitals and it is essential for the survival of any patient, then on the basis of the prescription issued by the hospital, the district magistrate and the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) can provide this life-saving drug for the concerned patient.

Orders in this regard have been issued by the department of health and family welfare.

The chief minister has also ordered that adequate vials of Remdesivir should be made available to various districts as per the demand. If required, private hospitals should also be provided Remdesivir at fixed rates.

To curb the illegal sale of essential drugs amid the rising corona virus infections in the state, the chief minister has said that the National Security Act (NSA) should be invoked against people who are involved in black-marketing of Covid-19 medicines.

Yogi Adityanath also asked the officials to ensure that there is no wastage of vaccines.

Stating that the survival of the patient is the priority of the government, he said, “Do the testing before providing Remdesivir or other life-saving drugs to the patients, so that no negative reaction takes place in patient’s body.”

The government spokesman , meanwhile, said that Remdesivir will be supplied by Uttar Pradesh Medical Supplies Corporation Ltd at all the government and private hospitals and medical colleges.

Every day, one Remdesivir vial will be given to patients of non-invasive ventilation beds of private and government hospitals and medical colleges.

At present, around 5,500 patients are being given this injection on a daily basis. The distribution of this injection is being made through Director General, Medical Education and Training, and Uttar Pradesh Medical Supplies Corporation Limited.

Remdesivir will be only given to patients who are admitted at the hospital and on the basis of the doctor’s prescription.

The state Medical Colleges will also make arrangements to ensure the availability of the Remdesivir to the patients. Remdesivir vials will be provided every day to hospitals having L-2 COVID beds.

Each district of Uttar Pradesh will be given 1,800 vials of Remdesivir for an emergency situation. These vials will be given to patients at the fixed rates so that the life of a person can be saved.

The state government has given strict instructions to make sure that Covid patients get all the medicines on an immediate basis.

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




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




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




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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