Indian Armed Forces at the fore-front in the battle against COVID-19

New Delhi, May 13: The role of the Indian Armed Forces has been a relentless one amidst the rising number of COVID-19 cases.

The Indian Air Force and Navy are working round the clock to provide oxygen and other medical supplies to the civil administration in a bid to help tackle the pandemic.

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COVID-19 could have been prevented, but WHO sounded alert late: Panel

New Delhi, May 12: COVID-19 could have been prevented earlier, an independent global panel concluded today.

It said that a toxic cocktail of dithering and poor coordination meant that the warning signals went unheeded, the panel also said. 

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Profiteering during a pandemic: When a vial worth Rs 40k is sold at Rs 10 lakh

New Delhi, May 07: With the second wave of COVID-19 raging on and black markers making merry over shortage of medical supplies, the Delhi Police has booked over 300 cases.

The cases pertain to hoarding of drugs, injections and oxygen cylinders. The police have also arrested 140 black marketeers, while 450 vials of Remdesivir injections, 285 oxygen concentrators and 242 oxygen cylinders have been seized.

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From China face off to the fight against COVID-19, how the IAF is doing India proud

New Delhi, May 05: The Indian Air Force has been kept busy over the past couple of months. After playing a crucial role in transporting soldiers and equipment to eastern Ladakh where India is locked in a stand-off with China, the IAF has now been deployed for COVID-19 relief.

The IAF has been lifting relief material from various countries and delivering them to domestic locations as India continues to battle a horrific second wave of COVID-19.

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How countries across the world are helping India fight COVID-19 surge

New Delhi, May 04: Amidst the spiralling of the COVID-19 cases, India has between April 24 and May 2 received 17 consignments comprising medical equipment that include cylinders of medical oxygen, ventilators, oxygen containers, BiPAP machines, monitors, rapid kits to detect COVID-19 among others.

Britain was the first to rush equipment to India followed by Singapore which sent 256 oxygen cylinders. Russia too extended help, while countries like Romania sent 75 oxygen cylinders and concentrators.

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During meetings with heads of mission, Jaishankar tasks envoys with acquiring medical essentials

New Delhi, Apr 30: External Affairs Minister, S Jaishankar held a briefing with all heads of missions across the world on the ongoing crisis.

The envoys have been tasked with acquiring medical oxygen, Tocilizumab and Remdesivir.

Several officials that OneIndia spoke with that India’s gestures towards the international community to fight the pandemic in the early days has paid off. All major countries like the US, Germany, South Korea, Japan, EU, Russia and even China have been helping India at this hour of crisis.

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PM Modi held 66 official COVID-19 related engagements since Mar 2020, highest in April 2021

New Delhi, Apr 30: Between March 2020 and April 2021 Prime Minister Narendra Modi has had 65 official engagements exclusively related to COVID-19. These include meetings with the government officials, state chief ministers, foreign leaders such as US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

These would also include addresses to the nation. In April, the PM had the most engagements. There were 21 such engagements and the maximum were in the past two weeks in April. These meetings focused only the second outbreak of COVID-19. This is the highest number of meetings that the PM took part in since March 2020. In March 2020 when the PM announced a nation-wide lockdown, he had held 14 meetings relating to COVID-19.

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How India’s international diplomacy is paying off in the battle against COVID-19

New Delhi, Apr 29: As India battles a second surge of COVID-19, several countries have come New Delhi’s aid. Prime Minister Narendra Modi came under immense criticism for the vaccine diplomacy and many questioned the need, while stating that he should have catered to India’s need first. 

Several officials that OneIndia spoke with that India’s gestures towards the international community to fight the pandemic in the early days has paid off. All major countries like the US, Germany, South Korea, Japan, EU, Russia and even China have been helping India at this hour of crisis. 

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Multiple levels of casual attitude led to second surge of COVID-19: Dr. Shastri

New Delhi, Apr 27: As India grapples with the second and a deadlier wave of COVID-19 cases, many questions have been raised about the preparedness as well as the reason behind the spread.

There is no doubt that there have been multiple levels of casual attitudes with regard to the pandemic in second round, leading political scientist, Dr. Sandeep Shastri tells OneIndia.

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Help from outside amidst outbreak clear indication Vaccine Maitri has paid off

New Delhi, Apr 25: In a welcome move, the US has said that it stands by India as the country witnesses a surge in COVID-19 cases.

President Joe Biden in a tweet said that the US will stand by India as the latter stood with Washington during the first wave of COVID-19 last years. Last year during the first wave, India supplied hydroxychloroquine to the US, Europe and over 100 other countries. India had also supplied 6.5 crore vaccines to 93 countries in Latin America, Asia and Africa.

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