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The Goa Medical College and Hospital in Bambolim | ANI

Struggling hospital, stretched supplier, divided govt — story behind Goa’s oxygen crisis

Between 1-12 May, as many as 417 Covid patients died at the Goa Medical College and Hospital, the state’s premier facility — a majority due to a lack of oxygen.
Outlook India’s cover for its May edition | Twitter/@kazhugan

Outlook’s ‘missing govt’ cover page goes missing online, magazine says part of new format

Outlook magazine created a stir Thursday with the cover page of its latest edition, which stated that the Modi govt was missing amid the second Covid wave.
At the KSR Railway Station where scores had gathered from early morning even though many had trains as late as 8 pm | Photo: Praveen Jain/ThePrint

CM Yediyurappa urged them to stay, but jobless migrants can’t — ‘there’s no food’ in Bengaluru

With construction and other sectors taking a severe hit due to lockdown, which will be in place until 24 May, migrant workers have started to leave Bengaluru again.
Poultry farm (Representative Image) | Commons

Chicken or egg? Doesn’t matter, neither is really selling well since Covid hit India

Broiler chicken prices have plunged for third time in the past year. And weekend-focused lockdowns have made things worse, stakeholders say.
Dr Raman R Gangakhedkar | YouTube

Growing plasma, remdesivir use will help Covid virus mutate, become stronger: Ex-ICMR scientist

Dr Raman Gangakhedkar, face of ICMR during Covid briefings last year, said India could become breeding ground for several mutants if it does not adhere to evidence-based treatment. 
Wing Commander Satyam Kushwaha (retd) | By special arrangement

Think-tank run by ex-IAF pilot turns Covid resource pool, fields SOS calls, tracks hospitals

KRANTII, run by an ex-fighter pilot, has retired veterans and civilians helping in coordinating relief efforts, connecting patients to doctors, oxygen, medical supplies and hospitals.
Chengalpattu has become Tamil Nadu’s second worst affected district after Chennai | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht/ThePrint

Why Chennai satellite & industry hub Chengalpattu is among TN’s worst-hit Covid districts

Just 50 km apart, Chennai and Chengalpattu are nearly intertwined, traditionally connected by wholesale markets and now by an IT and floating workforce. 
Representational image of the novel coronavirus | Flickr

Virus variant in India can infect those vaccinated, but unlikely to cause severe Covid: Study

The B.1.617 strain, first identified in India, may evade antibodies induced by the Pfizer mRNA and Covishield vaccines, study says. 
The Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Covid-19 Medical Isolation and Treatment Centre opened Monday | Photo: Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

‘A blessing’: Delhi’s Rakab Ganj gurdwara sets up 400-bed facility to help city fight Covid

Set up by the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee & Delhi government, the centre is meant to treat mild and moderate Covid cases who have oxygen levels of 85 and above.
Telangana Police stop an ambulance at a checkpost in Suryapet district | By special arrangement

No written orders but ambulances from other states are being stopped at Telangana borders 

ThePrint contacted Telangana Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar and Health Secretary Syed Ali Rizvi, through text and phone calls, but received no response until the publishing of this report.

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Cairn Energy sues Air India, seeks to seize India’s overseas assets to recover $1.7 billion

Sources in the govt said India will take all necessary steps to defend itself against any such 'illegal enforcement action'.

Defence

Armed forces doctors arrive in Lucknow Monday | Twitter/@suryacommand

What’s DGAFMS, Indian military’s medical wing leading the fight against Covid

The Directorate General of Armed Forces Medical Service reports to the Department of Defence and not to the Department of Military Affairs or the CDS.

By the rivers of the heartland & across Vindhyas, proof which politics sucks & which works

Politics & economics are at the heart of Covid tragedy in UP, Bihar. The regional imbalance in political power, economic & social indicators is deeply troublesome.