As the cases of dengue fever are increasing in India, simultaneously the demand for platelets also increasing which has come as a cause of concern for the Central health and hospital authorities.
The situation is worsening in Western UP’s Firozabad, Mathura, Aligarh, Agra, Mainpuri, Etah, Kasganj and other districts. Teams of the Central govt are on the ground to review the viral fever but the situation has not improved yet.
With dengue cases are on the rise, blood banks have started facing a shortage of platelet components. Lack of blood and blood component donations during the Covid lockdown phase is one of the major causes of the current shortage.
Secondly, only select blood banks have component separation units to retrieve platelets. Hospitals treating dengue patients have noted a rise in demand and difficulty in getting platelets. This shortage could prove serious if dengue cases continue to increase at the present pace.
Only in Firozabad, the death toll from dengue rose to 51. However, in just 11 days, there were 1350 units of platelets have been given from the blood bank of the medical college. Of these, the demand for platelets has been highest for the last two days. In two days, about 604 units of platelets have been donated to the patients.
To save of lives of dear ones, the people are traveling nearest districts. The people who belong to the village areas of Western Uttar Pradesh are traveling to big cities like Lucknow, Kanpur, Agra and Delhi for platelets.
Now, Delhi has been witnessing a surge in dengue cases, with 124 infections recorded so far this year – the highest since 2018 when the city recorded 137 cases
As Uttar Pradesh witnessed an increase in dengue cases, there has been a rise in black marketing of blood platelets, recommended by doctors for treatment of the diseases.
As much as Rs 800 to Rs 3,000 is being charged for small packs of platelets which is in maximum demand.
In private blood banks, the cost of a jumbo pack ranges from Rs 7,500 to Rs 8,000. A jumbo pack results in an increase of 50,000 platelets in a dengue patient.
The mini-pack which increases the number of platelets by 10,000, is being sold Rs 800 to 900.
With such a high demand for platelets, touts have become active at the hospitals.
Video: PM Modi, CM Yogi attend cultural event at Rudraksh International Cooperation and Convention Centre in Varanasi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath attended a cultural event at Rudraksh International Cooperation and Convention Centre in Varanasi.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday evening attended a cultural event at Rudraksh International Cooperation and Convention Centre in Varanasi.
After laying the foundation stone of the International Cricket Stadium in Varanasi’s Ganjari, PM Modi and CM Yogi attended the cultural event where the artists were performing to celebrate the evening.
At the occasion of the International Cricket Stadium, the cricket fraternities were also witnessed including big names like Sachin Tendulkar, Kapil Dev, Ravi Shastri, Sunil Gavaskar, Dilip Vengsarkar, Madan Lal, Gundappa Viswanath, and Gopal Sharma.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and UP CM Yogi Adityanath also interacted with school students after inaugurating the 16 Atal Awasiya Vidyalaya in Varanasi.
To provide the best quality education, 16 Atal Awasiya Vidyalaya, which is basically built for the children of labourers, construction workers and those orphaned due to the Covid-19 pandemic, was also inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today. The project has been developed at the cost of Rs 1,100 crore with an aim to make quality education accessible for these children and support their holistic development.
Every school under this scheme has been constructed in an area of 10-15 acres with a classroom, recreational area, sports grounds, mess, a mini auditorium, hotel complex, and residential flats for the staff members. Such facilities will help children get quality education.
Addressing the event in Varanasi, PM Modi said that the portal of ‘Kashi Sansad Khel Pratiyogita’ was also launched. This is the beginning of new legacies in Kashi, he added.
PM Modi further added by saying even today, people from across the world come to Kashi to learn Sanskrit. Keeping that in mind, we inaugurated ‘Atal Awasiya Vidyalayas’ today, built at a cost of about Rs 1,100 crore, the Prime Minister said.
He also interacted with the people who helped in making the G20 Summit successful. PM Modi was listening to the concerns of people who served to achieve the successful completion of the G20 Summit.
ABVP wins 3 seats in Delhi University elections, NSUI bags Vice President post
ABVP won three out of four seats in Delhi University elections.
Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) won three out of four seats in Delhi University elections.
The University of Delhi on Saturday announced the Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) election results. Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) won three out of four central panel posts in the elections while the National Students Union (NSUI) bagged the Vice-President Post.
Tushar Dedha from the ABVP has secured the President post whereas the Vice President post has been won by Abhi Dahiya of NSUI. Aparajita, an ABVP candidate won the Secretary post in the DUSU elections. Sachin Baisla from ABVP has won the panel post of Joint Secretary.
ABVP supporters celebrated the win as their organisation won three central panel posts in Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) elections.
The DUSU election was held on September 22. There were 24 candidates in the race for the four central panel posts.
The elections were conducted through EVMs at 52 colleges and departments for the four posts. The paper ballot was used for the college union elections. The total turnout of voters was 42 percent.
The vote sharing in the Delhi University Student Union elections was quite surprising. The ABVP candidate for the President post Tushar Dedha got 23,460 votes while Hitesh Gulia, an opponent candidate from NSUI received a total of 20,345 votes for the President post.
For the post of Vice President, NSUI’s candidate Abhi Dahiya surpassed ABVP’s Sushant Dhankhar with 22,331 votes meanwhile ABVP candidate got 20,502 votes for the post.
Arpita from ABVP got a total of 24,534 votes while NSUI’s candidate Yakshna Sharma received 11,597 votes for the post of Secretary in the DUSU elections.
The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad candidate won the seat with a total of 24,955 votes meanwhile candidate from the National Students Union Shubham Kumar got 14,960 votes in the elections.
After a big win of the ABVP candidates on three seats of the central panel, the Minister of State for Railways and Textiles Darshana Jadosh extended her congratulations to the right-wing allies for their victory in the DUSU elections.
The Bharatiya Janata Party President, JP Nadda extended his congratulations to the ABVP for their victory in the DUSU elections.
Inspired by the ideals of Swami Vivekananda, ABVP has always kindled a flame of nationalism and selfless service in the hearts of our youth, the BJP President said. He congratulated all the Karyakartas of ABVP for their emphatic victory in Delhi University Elections 2023. This triumph shows the ubiquitous acceptance of the ideology of ‘nation first’ among our young generation, who will shape our nation’s tomorrow, Nadda added.
PM Modi lays foundation stone of International Cricket Stadium in Varanasi, Sachin Tendulkar, Kapil Dev, others present on occasion
Sachin Tendulkar, Kapil Dev, Ravi Shastri among others were present on the occasion.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 23 laid the foundation stone of the International Cricket Stadium in Varanasi’s Ganjari, Uttar Pradesh.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was present for the occasion in Varanasi.
Varanasi, PM Modi’s parliamentary constituency also witnessed big names from the cricket fraternity on the occasion. The names include Sachin Tendulkar, Kapil Dev, Ravi Shastri, Sunil Gavaskar, Dilip Vengsarkar, Madan Lal, Gundappa Viswanath, and Gopal Sharma.
Roger Binny, BCCI President and Vice President Rajiv Shukla and Secretary Jay Shah were also present for the event in eastern Uttar Pradesh.
Sachin Tendulkar also visited religious places in Varanasi. Take a look.
PM Modi also reached Rudraksh International Cooperation and Convention Centre where he participated in the closing ceremony of Kashi Sansad Sanskritik Mahotsav 2023.
PM Modi also inaugurated 16 Atal Awasiya Vidyalaya built across Uttar Pradesh, during the programme.
The Varanasi International Cricket Stadium is a step towards realising PM Modi’s vision to develop a modern and world-class sports infrastructure.
As per the reports, the International Cricket Stadium will be built in Ganjari, Rajatalab. This will be developed at the cost of Rs 450 crore and will be in more than 30 acres of area.
It has been revealed that the world-class stadium will take inspiration from Lord Shiva for its thematic architecture. The designs will be developed for crescent-shaped roof covers, trident-shaped floodlights and ghat steps-based seating arrangements for the attendees.
According to the government statement, the total capacity of the stadium to accommodate people will be 30,000 spectators.