Thu, May 06, 2021

  • Tamil Nadu stares at crisis as oxygen demand doubles
    State’s consumption goes up from 250 metric tonnes to 450 metric tonnes due to alarming rise in COVID cases
    Tamil Nadu stares at crisis as oxygen demand doubles
    The state might be on the verge of a major oxygen crisis as top health officials confirmed on Wednesday that the demand for O2 in the state which was around 250 metric tonnes until third week of April has now almost doubled to 400-450 metric tonnes due to the alarming rise in number of COVID cases. The acute shortage has now forced several government and private hospitals to send away critical patients citing a lack of oxygen beds. Raja, a medical attendant taking care of an 80-year-old positive patient at the RGGGH since Saturday was in for a shock on Wednesday when he was asked to shift the patient to a private facility citing oxygen shortage. “With steady oxygen supply, the patient’s SP02 levels were around 80% only. In that situation, how do we shift the patient to a private facility,” said a family member. Thanks to intervention by...
  • ‘Architectural photography is getting mainstream now’ ‘Architectural photography is getting mainstream now’

    When popular architectural and interior photographer BRS Sreenag started his career there were only one or two architecture photographers in Chennai. But now, architects and photography students are...

  • City students turn warriors, volunteer at GHs to aid corona patients City students turn warriors, volunteer at GHs to aid corona patients

    At a time when the State is battling a deadlier second corona wave of gargantuan proportions that has hundreds dying daily, a group of young heroes, mostly students in Chennai, has been extending a...

  • Zonal teams to enforce new restrictions Zonal teams to enforce new restrictions

    The Greater Chennai Corporation, along with the city police and revenue department, has decided to form zonal enforcement teams to strictly enforce the new restrictions that come into effect from...

  • With 5k recoveries/day, active cases stay under 35k With 5k recoveries/day, active cases stay under 35k

    With the city recording more than 5,000 recoveries per day, the number of COVID active cases remains almost the same for the past week, despite the recent spike.

  • Suburban trains to be open for only essential staff from today Suburban trains to be open for only essential staff from today

    Southern Railways (SR) on Wednesday announced that the suburban trains will be exclusive to the use of railway staff, essential services staff such as health, law and order, sanitation workers...

  • Three held for black market sale of Remdesivir Three held for black market sale of Remdesivir

    In two separate incidents, the police arrested three men in connection with black marketing of Remdesivir.

  • Trade organisation donates four speciality buses for COVID relief work Trade organisation donates four speciality buses for COVID relief work

    A trade organisation provided four speciality buses with oxygen concentrators for COVID relief in the city in association with the Greater Chennai Corporation. This facility has been offered to...

  • MTC crew worried over crowd management during peak hours MTC crew worried over crowd management during peak hours

    With the State government directing buses to be operated with 50 per cent seat occupancy, MTC drivers and conductors are clueless over how to control the crowd and maintain social distancing norms...

  • 55-year-old SI succumbs to virus at RGGGH 55-year-old SI succumbs to virus at RGGGH

    A 55-year-old sub-inspector of police, attached to the CB-CID unit, died of COVID at Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital.