India News Live Updates April 23, 2021: Single Day Peak of 3,32,730 COVID-19 Cases and 2263 Deaths

11:53 pm (IST)

23 April 2021

Gang Busted for Selling Remdesivir in the Black Market

Delhi Police today busted two interstate gangs and arrested four people in connection with the black marketing of Remdesivir. A total of 81 injections recovered from their possession. The gang used to buy injections through courier confirmed Ms. Monika Bhardwaj, DCP.

11:30 pm (IST)

23 April 2021

Batra Hospital and Medical Research Centre SOS Call for Oxygen

Dr Bankata, Executive Director at Batra Hospital & Medical Research Centre, Delhi confirmed that Inox has refused to give LMO supply beyond 1.7 MT they supplied at 2 pm. With 275 COVID-19 patients at the hospital, they may run out of oxygen by 8-8:30 pm today.

11:07 pm (IST)

23 April 2021

India Ranks Third in Global Pharmaceutical Production

10:49 pm (IST)

23 April 2021

New Mutated COVID-19 Variants Undetectable by RTPCR Test

Dr Chandra of Helvetia Medical Centre in Delhi confirmed today that the new COVID-19 mutant seems to be undetectable by RTPCR test. He further stressed that the new double and triple mutated COVID-19 virus variants remain undetected with the RTPCR test due to a change in the structure of the virus.

Further, the new COVID-19 mutated variants are causing new symptoms. We’re seeing patients with diarrhoea, abdominal pain, rashes, conjunctivitis, confusion state, brain fog, bluish discolouration of fingers and toes, bleeding through nose and throat apart from usual symptoms -sore throat, body ache, fever, loss of smell and taste confirmed Dr Souradipta Chandra.

10:22 pm (IST)

23 April 2021

Only 30 Minutes Oxygen Stock Left at Indian Spinal Injuries Centre, Delhi

The hospital has over 160 COVID-19 positive patients admitted and has oxygen stock for 30 minutes only. Officials at the hospital confirmed that they have been waiting for the supply since last night but nothing has arrived yet.

10:00 pm (IST)

23 April 2021

Andhra Pradesh Government Announces Free COVID-19 Vaccine for all above 18 years in the State

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy today announced to provide COVID-19 vaccine free of cost to all in the state above the age of 18 years.

09:29 pm (IST)

23 April 2021

PM Modi Holds Meeting with Oxygen Manufacturers Throughout India

PM Modi held a meeting via video conference with leading oxygen manufacturers across India. He urged them to find innovative and quick ways to ramp up oxygen production.

09:03 pm (IST)

23 April 2021

PM Modi Addresses Rallies in West Bengal via Video Conference

Due to COVID-19 cases surge in India, PM Modi addressed the rally via video conference. He addressed rallies in Suri, Berhampore, Malda, and Bhawanipur. PM Modi stressed how West Bengal is waiting for governance where every government department works honestly and carries out its duty efficiently.

08:41 pm (IST)

23 April 2021

Union Health Minister Urged 4 Government Hospitals in Delhi to Ramp up COVID Dedicated Beds

Dr. Harsh Vardhan today held a meeting with representatives from AIIMS, Lady Hardinge, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia & Safdarjung hospital to discuss ramping up COVID dedicated and ICU beds. Further, these hospitals have been asked to make preparations to add more beds.

08:22 pm (IST)

23 April 2021

Improvement in Supply of Oxygen in Delhi

Delhi High Court observed an improvement in the supply of oxygen. Although there is still a shortage of 100 MT per day in Delhi. Delhi High Court confirmed that Oxygen allocation is being done by the Centre.

07:54 pm (IST)

23 April 2021

Fake Remdesivir Being Sold in Uttar Pradesh

Manak Nagar Police today busted a gang involved in selling fake Remdesivir. The accused were selling them for INR 20,000 each to COVID-19 positive patients.

07:29 pm (IST)

23 April 2021

Two Delhi Hospitals Move High Court on Shortage of Oxygen Issue

Bram Health-care Private Limited and Batra Hospital and Medical Research Centre moved the Delhi High Court today on the issue relating to the shortage of oxygen in the capital.

Delhi High Court issued notices to Centre and Delhi government on the two hospitals plea.

The Delhi High Court suggested Delhi Government appoint more people with a nodal officer to meet the oxygen requirement of the hospitals at this crucial time.

05:19 pm (IST)

23 April 2021

Statewide Lockdown Announced in Jharkhand

Jharkhand Government announced a lockdown till 29th of April to control the rising COVID-19 cases in the state.

05:07 pm (IST)

23 April 2021

SUO MOTU Cognisance Case on COVID-19 Crisis in India

Supreme Court begins hearing of suo motu cognisance case today. It will examine the judicial power of High Courts to declare lockdown in the state. A three-judge bench of the Court, headed by CJI SA Bobde is hearing the case. Further, the matter was adjourned to Tuesday, April 27.

04:31 pm(IST)

23 April 2021

PM Modi Holds a High Level Meeting on Oxygen Supply and Availability

To boost supply and efficient distribution of oxygen to hospitals, PM Modi chaired a meeting today with all stakeholders.

PM was briefed on how oxygen supply is steadily increasing in India. The present demand from 20 states stands at 6,785 MT per day of Liquid Medical Oxygen and the Government of India has allocated 6,822 MT per day to these states.

03:30 pm (IST)

23 April 2021

Government Bans Supply of Oxygen for Industrial Use from April 22

In the wake of Oxygen shortage across India, the ministry of home affairs banned supply of oxygen to industries. This much needed step might help in increasing oxygen supply to the hospitals.

03:17 pm (IST)

23 April 2021

Holy Family Hospital in Delhi has just a Few Hours of Oxygen Left

“We have liquid medical oxygen that will last 1 hour and the backup oxygen supply that will last 2 hours” confirmed Dr. Sumit Ray

02:55 pm (IST)

23 April 2021

Kerala Celebrates Thrissur Pooram Festival Today

Thrissur Pooram festival is being celebrated in Kerala with limited participants and elephants. People are following COVID-19 protocol.

Thrissur Pooram Festival Celebrated in Kerala

02:13 pm (IST)

23 April 2021

France President Emmanuel Macron’s Message to People of India

“I want to send a message of solidarity to the Indian people, facing a resurgence of COVID-19 cases. France is with you in this struggle, which spares no-one. We stand ready to provide our support,”.

01:40 pm (IST)

23 April 2021

World Book Day

People celebrate World Book Day across the World

12:46 pm (IST)

23 April 2021

Oxygen Cylinders Arrive at Many Hospitals in Delhi Facing Acute Shortage

Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Max Hospital Saket, and many other hospitals in Delhi received oxygen cylinders after SOS calls.

12:08 pm (IST)

23 April 2021

India’s Agricultural Exports Jumped to USD 28.49 Billion in First Three Quarters of FY 20-21

India’s agricultural exports increased to USD 28.49 billion from 01 April 2020 to 31 December 2020, according to DGCIS Annual Report. The exports are estimated to increase to USD 60 billion by 2022.

11:00 am (IST)

23 April 2021

13 People Died Due to Fire in at Vijay Vallabh COVID Care hospital in Virar, Maharashtra

10:30 am (IST)

23 April 2021

Oxygen Shortage Grips Major Cities in India

Many hospitals in India have sent SOS to their respective governments to provide oxygen as they only have hours of supply left.

10:12 am (IST)

23 April 2021

Delhi CM Apologises to PM Modi on Televising PM-CM COVID Meeting

PM-CM Meeting Live Telecasted by CM Arvind Kejriwal

09:30 am (IST)

23 April 2021

31,47,782 COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Administered in 24 hours

The ministry of health and family welfare confirmed that a total of 31,47,782 vaccination doses were administered on 22nd of April taking total doses to 13,54,78,420.

States Share of COVID Vaccine Doses

09:22 am (IST)

23 April 2021

India Reported 2263 Deaths and 3,32,730 New COVID-19 Cases

India reported new single day peak of 3,32,730 new COVID-19 cases, 2,263 deaths and 1,93,279 patients recovered from COVID in the past 24 hours, as per Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

09:00 am (IST)

23 April 2021

Sensex Opens in Green

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