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Headlines: Government Fixes Prices Of Covid-19 Vaccines At Private Hospitals

Government Fixes Prices Of Covid-19 Vaccines At Private Hospitals

The central government on Tuesday fixed the service charge of up to INR 150 for private hospitals. The private hospitals can now charge a maximum amount of INR 780 for Covishield, INR 1410 for Covaxin and INR 1,145 for Sputnik V., The state governments will ensure that these prices are not breached by any private hospitals, and if the vaccine prices fall, it will influence the maximum cap. Currently, 9000 private hospitals are involved in the vaccination drive of the country. 

After Oxygen Mock Drill, Agra hospital Shut Down

Shri Paras Hospital, a prominent private hospital in Agra, was shut down after a video went viral of the hospital conducting an oxygen mock drill on critical patients. In the video, the hospital owner Dr Arinjay Jain says, “Kuch log ko vyaktigat taur pe samjhana shuru kiya… Kuch log… bole nahin jayenge. Maine kaha koi nahin ja raha, dimag mat lagao… ab woh chhaanto jinke oxygen bandh ho sakti hai. Ek trial maar do, mock drill karke dekh lo. Samajh jayenge kaun sa marega, kaun sa nahi marega. Ek mock drill kari humne subah 7 baje… Shoonya kar diye sabke. Phir chhaant gaye 22 mareej… Turant khol diye. 22 chhaant gaye je marenge. Chhatpata gaye, neele padne lage… Chalo, 74 bache… Time mil jayega… Sabse bada prayog yahi raha,” The horrifying incident took place on the morning of 26th April, and the video was made on 28th April. The district administration has ordered a probe by the ADM and the CMO. The hospital has been sealed, and the patients have been shifted to another facility. 

Check out the video here: 

Covid Bulletin: India Reports Less Than 1 Lakh Covid-19 Cases

According to the data released by the union health ministry, India reported 86,498 new covid-19 infections in the last 24 hours, the lowest in 66 days. The cumulative total of covid-19 cases in the country stands at 2,89,96473. Meanwhile, daily recoveries continue to outnumber new covid-19 cases, and the recovery rate stands at 94.29%. The positivity rate stands at 4.67%. In the last 24 hours, 2123 more people have succumbed to death, taking the death toll in the country to 3,53,528.

Randeep Guleria: There Is No Data To Show That Children Will Be Seriously Infected In Future Waves

On Tuesday, AIIMS director Randeep Guleria said that there is no data, nationally or internationally, to show that the subsequent waves of the covid-19 pandemic will seriously infected children. While addressing a press conference on the covid-19 situation, Guleria said that children who got infected by covid-19 and were admitted during the second wave of the pandemic, 60 to 70% of them had either co-morbidities or low immunity. Speaking about the future waves of the covid-19 pandemic, The AIIMS director said: “Multiple waves occur when there is a susceptible population. When a large part of the population acquires immunity against the infection, the virus becomes endemic, and infection becomes seasonal – like that of H1N1 that commonly spreads during monsoon or winters. Waves can occur due to change in the virus (such as new variants). Since new mutations become more infectious, there is a higher chance for the virus to spread,” He also urged people to follow covid appropriate behaviour. 

Dominica High Court Adjourns Mehul Choksi’s Bail Hearing Till 11th June

The bail hearing of fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi has been adjourned by the Dominica High Court till 11th June, as stated by local media reports. After the magistrate rejected Choksi’s bail plea, he approached the high court. Apart from the bail plea, The high court is also hearing a separate matter of habeas corpus filed by Mehul Choksi’s team; the hearing for the same has been adjourned. Recently, Choksi named Indian agents who allegedly kidnapped him for Jolly Harbour in Antigua and brought him to Dominica. Mehul Choksi and his nephew Nirav Modi is wanted by the CBI in connection to the PNB scam case. 

Bihar Government To Provide Compensation Of INR 4 Lakhs To Kin Of Those Who Died Due To Covid-19

On Tuesday, the Nitish Kumar-led government announced a compensation of INR 4 lakhs to the families whose members succumbed to death due to covid-19. Bihar’s death toll stands at 5,458 as of 8th June. The recovery rate of Bihar stands at 98.13%, with 7,897 active covid-19 cases. After the state showed a declining trend, the Bihar government eased restrictions from 9th June. The CM took to Twitter and wrote: “The lockdown has served the purpose of putting a check on coronavirus cases. Hence it would now be done away with, though a few restrictions will remain,” Night curfew from 7 pm to 5 am will remain operative. 

Did Harshvardan Kapoor Just Confirm That Katrina Kaif And Vicky Kaushal Are Together?

It looks like Harshvardhan Kapoor has finally spilled the beans of Katrina Kaif and Vicky Kaushal’s alleged love story. The rumours about the duo in a relationship have been taking the front seat, and it looks like this time it’s going to be official. In a chat show with Zoom TV, actor Harshvardhan Kapoor was asked which industry rumour is true or a PR move; Harsh replied: “Vicky and Katrina are together, that’s true. Am I going to get in trouble for it? I don’t know,” The two haven’t confirmed yet, but this is the first time that someone from the Bollywood fraternity confirmed about the rumours being true. 

Happy Birthday To The Fashionista Of Bollywood, Sonam Kapoor!

Raanjhanaa actor Sonam Kapoor is celebrating her 36th birthday today. Hubby Anand Ahuja penned down a heartwarming note for his lady love: “I know how much you love wallpapers – well, you’re the only wallpaper I need! Happy Birthday my forever wallpaper @sonamkapoor #EverydayPhenomenal.” Ahuja also ended up sharing his phone wallpaper with both twinning in all-black attire and looked less than a classic couple. Not only this, but Anand also got an Instagram filter added for Sonam and urged all fans to use the filter to wish her. 

 

Priyanka Chopra Jonas Celebrates Pride Month With Pride; Shares A Special Video

The month of June is celebrated as Pride month to honour the LGBTQ communities across the world. Due to the covid-19 pandemic, everyone is celebrating pride month virtually. Global icon Priyanka Chopra Jonas who is a staunch supporter of the LGBTQ community, shared a video with a beautiful message: “Love is….Take a video sharing what love means to YOU and tag me so I can see! #HappyPrideMonth.” On the work front, Priyanka is gearing up for an upcoming web series Citadel and also has projects including Text For You and Matrix 4. 

Indian Cricket Team All Set To Take On New Zealand From 18th June While The Test Series Against England Begins From 4th August

Sources in the team management said that the Indian Cricket Team would get a 20-day break from bio-bubble life in England and straightaway move to the IPL bubble in the UAE after the World Test Championship and Test Series in England. The source said: “The group will head off for the break on 24th June after the final against New Zealand and then regroup again around 14th July to prepare for the Test series against England which gets underway from 4th August,”

Living in a bio-bubble isn’t easy, speaking about the same, Virat Kohli had said: “I feel like after you are done with WTC, I think it is a great opportunity to refresh and restructure, hopefully, if things are okay, just for the guys to be normal and disconnect again, to understand that we have the pressure of a five-match series. Like in Australia, if we had to contest in a bubble for that long period, it would have been tough.” 

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