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AIIMS to be set up at Bilaspur-PTA to be taken over on contract basis after seven years service

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AIIMS to be set up at Bilaspur-PTA to be taken over on contract basis after seven years service

AIIMS to be set up at Bilaspur-PTA to be taken over on contract basis after seven years service

The Cabinet in its meeting held here today decided to set up All Indian Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) in Bilaspur.

The meeting was presided over by Chief Minister

Taking into consideration the proximity of as many as five districts viz: Solan, Mandi, Hamirpur, Una and Shimla the decision was taken to establish AIIMS in Bilaspur and to benefit the people of Himachal Pradesh at large.

The Cabinet decided to revise the service length of the PTA (Grant-in-Aid) teachers from eight to seven years and take over their services on contract basis after they complete seven years of continuous service instead of eight years.

The Cabinet gave its nod to fill up all functional posts in Community Health Centre, Nankhari and up-gradation of Health Sub Centre in Gram Panchayat Kohbag in district Shimla.

Approval was accorded to shift the administrative control of IPH division Dehra from IPH circle, Hamirpur to IPH Circle Dharamsala in district Kangra.

A decision was taken to change the name of Government Industrial Training Institute Gagret to Government ITI Gagret at Bhaderkali in Tehsil Amb in Una district since the institute is presently functioning at Gram panchayat Bahderkali.

It was decided to fill up one post of Lecturer in the department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics in HP Government Dental College through State Public Service Commission by direct recruitment. It also decided to fill up two posts of Lecturer from Medical and Surgery specialty in Sister Nivedita Government Nursing College, Shimla.

Nod was given to create and fill 33 posts of teaching and non-teaching staff in (Industrial Training Institute ) ITI Saliana in district Kangra.

Approval was accorded by the Cabinet to create two posts of Senior Scale Stenographers and one post of Junior Scale Stenographer on secondment/contract basis in HP Judicial Academy.

A decision was taken by the Cabinet to create one post of Law Officer in Directorate of Health Safety and Regulation, Himachal Pradesh on secondment basis.

The Cabinet also unanimously resolved to place on record that the present Government over the last two years under the visionary leadership of Chief Minister had implemented programmes and policies that have benefitted all sections of society and regions of the State. The delivery of public services has been improved to benefit public at large.

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Shimla, Manali Receive Season’s First Spell of Snow, Cheers Tourism Industry

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Shimla-First spell of snow in Shimla’s tourist destinations, Narkanda and Kufri, has cheered the tourism industry as it would increase the footfall of tourists. Similarly, higher parts of Manali also reported a light spell of snow on Sunday evening. Lahaul-Spiti, however, reportedly witnessed heavy snowfall and Atal Tunnel, Rohtang, was closed for traffic. Parts of the Kinnaur district also recorded a spell of snow.

Chopal in Shimla had received 2-3 inches of snow, while Dodra Kwar recorded one foot of snow, according to the Met Department.

In Kullu, Jalori Pass had received 3 inches of snow, Rohtang top 2.5 feet, and Atal Tunnel 1.5 feet.

In Lahaul-Spiti, Koksar/Sissu had recorded 18 inches of snow, Keylong 8 inches, Darcha 12 inches, Udaipur 4 inches, Tindi 2 inches, Kaza 1 inch, and Lossar 2 inches of snow.

In Kinnaur, Chitkul had recorded 15.4 cms of snow, Kalpa 5 cms, and Sangla 7.62 cms. Nichar also received a light spell.

This change in weather has triggered a cold wave across the state. Further, the Himachal Pradesh Meteorological Department had issued a yellow alert for December 5, 2021. The Met has predicted rain and snow on December 6 too. While the weather is predicted to be dry on December 8, the state could witness more rain and snow on December 7 and December 9, according to the Met Department.

Most roads, except in Lahaul-Spiti, remain open to traffic movement, the district administrations of Shimla and Kullu confirmed. Further, the administrations said preparations are being made to keep the roads clear in case of heavy snowfall.

This tourist season is crucial for the hospitality industry which was worst hit by the pandemic induced restrictions. However, the entry of Omicron – the new variant of Covid-19 that has been termed as a variant of concern by the WHO-haunts the season. India had reported as many as 21 cases of Omicron till Sunday. If the HP Government decides to impose restrictions on the entry of the domestic tourist in view of the spread of the new variant, the hospitality industry could again face losses.  

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Himachal Achieves 100% Vaccination Target, OPD at AIIMS, Bilaspur, Inaugurated   

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Shimla-Himachal Pradesh has achieved the 100 percent target of the second dose of Covid vaccination, the State government informed on Sunday.  Himachal Pradesh has become the first State of the country in achieving the target of cent per cent vaccination of targeted eligible age group, it informed.  

According to the HP Government, all eligible 53,86,393 adults have been administered the second dose of the vaccine.

District-Wise Vaccination Details

District

Number of People Vaccinated 

Bilaspur  318150
Chamba 352605
Hamirpur 361954
Kangra 1140439
Kinnaur 68460
Kullu 322643
Lahaul-Spiti 25494
Mandi 738818
Shimla 634019
Sirmaru 410187
Solan 584326
Una 429298

A complete vaccination was performed first in the inaccessible areas and tribal areas of the state and Kinnaur district became the first district in the entire country to administer the second dose of the vaccine to all eligible adults, the government informed.

On this occasion, Jagat Prakash Nadda, the Member of Parliament and National BJP President, also addressed a felicitation ceremony of Covid Vaccination Workers at Bilaspur on Sunday.

Nadda also dedicated the first OPD at AIIMS Kothipura in Bilaspur. The AIIMS Bilaspur would be made fully functional within the next six months, said Nadda.

 

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JP Nadda at AIIMS Bilaspur

He said that the foundation stone of this institution was laid about three years back and it would have been completed a year ago, but the pace was affected due to the corona pandemic. He said that Himachal Pradesh has got an Rs. 500 crore Satellite centre of PGI Chandigarh at Una.

He also congratulated the State Government, doctors, health care workers and all the frontline workers for achieving this unique feat. 

Union Minister of Health, Chemicals and Fertilizers Mansukh Mandaviya, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur and Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Singh were also present on the occasion

 

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Himachal Records Fresh Spell of Snow, HP Met Issues Alert

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Shimla-The weather in Himachal Pradesh has taken a turn with a prediction of rain and snowfall till December 5, 2021. At the time of writing this report, Kaza in Lahaul-Spiti was receiving a fresh spell of snow, cheering the tourists, as well as, the hoteliers. So far, the traffic movement was normal in the region.

This has caused a sharp drop in temperatures across the state.

The District Administration of Lahaul-Spiti has advised the locals and tourists to avoid wandering to high altitude areas unnecessarily.

The HP Meteorological Department, Shimla, has also issued a yellow alert for December 2 and December 5. While the plains can experience light to moderate rainfall at a few places,  the middle and higher hills could witness widespread rain and snow on December 2.   

For December 4, the HP Met had predicted light to moderate rain across the state. For December 5, however, the Met has issued an yellow alert with a prediction of rain and snow at several places.

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