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Government considering to open new cancer Hospital: CM

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The Government was seriously considering to open a new Cancer Hospital in the suburbs of Shimla town with adequate space, enough room and parks to stroll, said Chief Minister, Virbhadra Singh after inaugurating free canteen service started by Almighty Blessings, an NGO in cancer hospital , IGMC, Shimla today.

He said that the present cancer hospital started as a small unit initially and today had expanded a lot but still there was not enough ideal space around the campus. “The government will seriously consider setting up new cancer hospital definitely” he said, adding that a new Mammography machine would be installed in the hospital. He said that now due to many new innovations and technical expertise, fatal disease like Cancer can be cured and overpowered.

He lauded the efforts of the Almighty Blessings Organization for starting free canteen services and exhorted the people to come forward and voluntarily donate for the poor and the needy. He said there was no dearth of such persons who want to serve the poor but they need to be organized and their efforts to be coordinated.

He said that with the co-operation of people more such free Langar services would be started in other hospitals of the State phase-wise. He appealed to the people to part away with some of their income for the noble cause and said that the co-operation of the people is must for making such initiatives a success and this can motivate others to come forward in service of the people.

“I Hope that this small initiative will become a massive campaign in times to come”, said he adding that the co-operation and contribution of the people was welcome.

The Chief Minister said that around 165 bighas of land had been identified on the outskirts of the town for the second campus of the IGMC. The Kamla Nehru hospital will have a separate mother-child hospital, he added. The State Government was endeavoured to strengthen the health infrastructure in the State and will ensure postings of doctors in the hospitals located in far-flung and remote areas.

We have announced to open Gausadans and Dog Kennels all over the State to provide food, fodder and shelter to the stray cattle and the people right from the Panchayat level should come forward to coordinate with the efforts of the Government, he said.

Earlier, the President of the Almighty Blessings organization, Sarabjeet Singh welcomed the Chief Minister and sought for wheel chairs and stretchers for the cancer patients. He raised the demand for expansion of the hospital facilities and also urged the Chief Minister for a solution for parking of the vehicles coming to the hospital with patients.

Vikramaditya Singh, President HP State Youth Congress, Harish Janartha, Vice-chairman HP Tourism Development Corporation, Dinesh Malhotra, Deputy Commissioner, Shimla, D.W. Negi Superintendent of Police, Shimla, S.S. Kaushal, Principal IGMC, S.S. Jogta, State NGO President, Dr. Ramesh Chand, Sr. Medical Superintendent, Faculty members, Staff of the hospital were present on the occasion amongst others.

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DGP Warns People Returned from Tablighi Jamaat & Foreign in Himachal to Disclose Info Before 5 PM or Face Attempt to Murder/Murder Charges  

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DGP HP POlice SR Mardi Warns Tablighi jamaat

Shimla-The Director-General of Police, Himachal Pradesh , Sita Ram Mardi, today released a video in which he warned people who have returned to the State after taking part in the religious gathering of Tablighi Jamaat in Delhi to come out and disclose information. Same warning has been given to all those who have returned from a foreign country but have not disclose this information yet.

The DGP has given a deadline of 5 PM Sunday to all such people to come out and disclose information regarding their travel history. He warned that if any such person, who is be found to have deliberately concealed this information, will be booked under the Disaster Management Act or for attempted murder (Section 307 IPC) if anyone else gets infected with COVID-19 due to them. In case, a person dies after getting in contact with such people, they will be booked for murder (Section 302 IPC).

The DGP appealed to consider the safety of society and behave as a responsible citizen. All such people who would come out would be quarantined.

This warning came following the confirmation of six positive cases in people who had returned after taking part in the Jamaat meeting in Delhi. Three such cases have been shifted to the Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, for treatment. So far, as many as 17 FIRs have been registered in Himachal Pradesh against 85 people related to Jamaat gathering.  About 277 such people have been quarantined, the DGP informed.

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Most Affected by COVID-19 in India Age Between 21-40 Years: MOHFW

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Shimla-The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India, has issued age group-wise statistics. The Ministry said that has been observed that most of the deaths are being reported from elderly people or people having co-morbidities such as diabetes, hypertension, kidney/ cardiac issues etc. However, it has been observed that the most affected age group is 21-40 years. 

Hence, all people falling in the high-risk category have been advised to follow all precautions. An age profile analysis of all the positive cases being reported showed the percentage of affected persons in accordance with age group-wise as given below

  1. 8.61% cases is between 0-20 years
  2. 41.88% cases is between 21 to 40 years
  3. 32.82% cases is between 41 to 60 years
  4. 16.69% cases above 60 years

The Ministry confirmed that as of now, 3030 confirmed cases and 77 deaths have been reported. 266 persons have been cured/discharged from the hospitals after recovery. Out of total 3030 reported, about 1023 cases have been linked to Tablighi Jamaat across 17 States, which includes Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Andhra Pradesh, Assam, J&K, Rajasthan, Telangana, A&N Islands, Arunachal Pradesh, Haryana, Himachal, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh.

In Himachal Pradesh, so far, six cases out of total 13 have been linked to Tablighi Jamaat gathering. Samples of more persons who came in contact of these people are being taken and send for testing. The state has report two deaths and two cases of recovery. 

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Rs. 1 Crore to HP Police Department for PPE and N95 Masks

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HP Police PPE kits and masks

Shimla-Himachal Pradesh Government on Saturday sanctioned rupees one crore (Rs. 50 lakhs from HP COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund and Rs. 50 lakhs from State Disaster Response Fund) to Police Department for purchase of high-risk Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits and N-95 masks for police personnel of the State in the wake of pandemic COVID-19.

HPSEB Contributed 1.97 crore Towards Chief Minister Relief Fund

On behalf of officers and officials of H.P. State Electricity Board Limited, the Chairman of the Board, Ram Subhag Singh, contributed Rs. 1.97 crore towards Chief Minister Relief Fund on Saturday.

Chief Minister again made a fervent appeal to the people for the generous donation towards this Fund so that needy people could be benefited.

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