SC ropes in experts for national task force to overhaul allocation of O2 to states

Credit: IndiaTimes- Published on May 8, 2021
Supreme Court on Saturday drew health experts from all over India to set up a National Task Force to devise a scientific formula for rational and equitable allocation of oxygen to states, audit utilisation and suggest means to augment production. The bench asked the cabinet secretary to be the convenor of the group and said the...

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Published on May 8, 2021 -  03:24
Covid update: Decongesting jails; DRDO's new oral drug; task force for oxygen
From DCGI approving new anti-Covid drug, to health ministry issues new rules for hospital admissions, here are the top updates on the coronavirus. DCGI approved a new anti-Covid oral drug, which has been developed by DRDO and Dr. Reddy’s. The medicine has been given emergency use approval by DCGI. Meanwhile, Health Ministry said that a positive Covid-19 report is now not mandatory for a patient to be admitted to a hospital. Also, Supreme Court formed a 12-member National Task Force on medical oxygen. The new panel includes 10 doctors and 2 top bureaucrats from the Centre, who will ensure streamlined delivery of oxygen across India. Watch the full video for more updates on the pandemic.

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