The Health Minister of Delhi, Satyendar Jain stated that COVID-19 patients have been benefit via plasma therapy in the state and it has also saved his own life. "Plasma saved my life, and it is beneficial in Delhi. Over 2,000 people got positive response from plasma therapy," said Satyendar Jain on being asked that Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) may soon scrap plasma therapy from COVID-19 national treatment protocol as it failed to benefit COVID-19 patients. "Even America had said that it is beneficial," the Health Minister added. It is noted that Delhi is running plasma blood bank for the treatment of COVID-19.
Health Minister of Delhi, Satyendar Jain on October 19 informed that 5034 beds occupied at hospitals in Delhi, around 70% still available in wake of COVID-19. He said, "5034 beds occupied at hospitals in Delhi, around 70% still available. Situation is slightly better than what it was around 1 month back. Still, I request all to wear mask and maintain social distancing, so that COVID-19 doesn't spread again during festive season."
Air quality is continuously deteriorating in the national capital with rise of pollutants. Stubble burning in neighbouring states is said to be among major reasons for pollution. Speaking to media, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said, "Thermal power stations were a major cause of pollution here. Therefore, Delhi government's power stations were closed down in the past few years." "Delhi is the only state where there is no thermal power station," he added.
The Delhi government on Saturday ordered shifting of all COVID-19 patients from civic-run Hindu Rao Hospital to its own facilities, days after the resident doctors went on a "symbolic indefinite strike" over non-payment of their due salaries for the last three months. Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain, interacting with reporters, said, as of now 20 patients are at the Hindu Rao Hospital."Today, we have ordered to shift all COVID-19 patients from Hindu Rao Hospital to our own facilities. They have the choice to be shifted to LNJP Hospital or any other government hospital nearby their homes," he said.Hindu Rao Hospital is the largest municipal hospital in Delhi with 900 beds, and is currently a dedicated COVID-19 facility. Many of its healthcare workers had contracted the infection earlier.
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Bollywood superstars Shah Rukh Khan, Ranveer Singh and actor Richa Chadha have wished for the good health of cricket veteran Kapil Dev, who suffered a heart attack and underwent an angioplasty on Friday. The 61-year-old, who is based in Delhi's Sundar Nagar area, complained of chest pain on Thursday following which he was taken to Fortis Escorts Heart Institute emergency department in Okhla. The 1983 World Cup-winning legendary all-rounder was wished a speedy recovery by many on social media, including celebrities from the film industry. Khan, who owns the Indian Premiere League (IPL) team, wrote on Twitter, "Get well sooner than soon Paaji! @therealkapildev wishing you a speedy recovery as fast as your bowling & batting. Love to you sir."Singh, who is portraying Dev in filmmaker Kabir Khan's upcoming movie "83", said the veteran cricketer embodies "strength and resilience". "The Legend @therealkapildev embodies strength and resilience. Praying for a speedy recovery of my main man," he added."Get well soon sir ! Kapil Dev!" tweeted Chadha. Also wishing Dev good health were actors Riteish Deshmukh and Dipannita Sharma.
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Delhi's air quality deteriorated on Friday morning with several areas in the national capital recording 'severe' levels of pollution, according to authorities. The air quality index (AQI) on Friday was recorded at 374 as compared to 302 on the previous day.The AQI for Delhi, however, is in the 'very poor' category, the Ministry of Earth Sciences' air quality monitor System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) said. An AQI between 0 and 50 is considered 'good', 51 and 100 'satisfactory', 101 and 200 'moderate', 201 and 300 'poor', 301 and 400 'very poor', and 401 and 500 'severe'. Ten monitoring stations in Delhi entered the 'severe' zone, according to the AQI monitoring mobile application SAMEER, developed by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).These include Alipur with AQI of 447, Shadipur with 441, Mundka with AQI of 419, Wazirpur with 432, Anand Vihar with 405, Bawana with 413, Vivek Vihar with 422, Rohini- 401, Jahangirpuri with AQI of 418 and Patparganj with 405.
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Air quality recorded unhealthy in the national capital, Delhi on October 22. Since last week, the air of Delhi has been in the 'poor' and 'unhealthy' category. Air Quality Index (AQI), near ITO PM 2.5 at 141 and PM 10 at 196. However, to maintain fitness, a group of cyclists was seen riding on the roads of the national capital. While raising concern on bad air quality, cyclists praised Delhi government's move 'Red Light On, Gaadi Off' campaign as part of the war against pollution."'Red Light On, Gaadi Off' campaign is really good it saves fuel and will save bad air also," said a cyclist. "Common man needs to be aware about air pollution, till then no government can change the situation", another cyclist said. "Citizens should take little steps to make environment clean, and perform our duties", the cyclist added.
[NFA] The COVID-19 death toll could reach a half million in the United States by February unless nearly all Americans wear face masks, researchers with the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation said on Friday, a day after the number of new infections reported across the country approached a record high. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.
Over 5 crore people in the United States of America have already voted ahead of physical voting day on November 3. However, pollsters believe that there are still some people undecided ahead of the elections. The second and final Presidential debate was seen as incumbent Donald Trump's outreach to some of these people in order to strengthen his support base. Experts believe that he missed out on flaunting his economic track record which was only recently marred by the Covid-19 pandemic. The latter is believed to be his weakest point, and also the biggest target of criticism by challenger Joe Biden. So who won Debate 2? Former Indian ambassador to the US, Meera Shankar and Foreign Editor, Hindustan Times Pramit Palchaudhuri discuss the question with Hindustan Times' Aditi Prasad.
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