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HP Budget 2019-20: Govt fulfilled all poll promises in one year, says Governor

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Shimla-The Budget Session of the Himachal Pradesh Vidhan Sabha for 2019-20 began on Monday with the address of the Governor Acharya Devvrat. The Governor claimed that the current government has already fulfilled most of the poll promises in the first year of its term.

In his address, the Governor presented statistics of the accomplishments in various fields.

In the last year, 1342 cases were registered under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act. Total 1724 people including 10 foreigners were arrested for alleged drug peddling, the Governor claimed. He said the State Government has formed a joint plan with neighbouring states to tighten the grip on drug mafia.

As per the official data presented by the Governor, the decision taken to increase the support price of Kharif and Rabi crops upto 150 percent of the production cost has helped in doubling the income of the farmers.

Total 3.74 lakh digital ration cards and 1.42 lakh ‘Kisaan Credit Cards’ were issued in the last one year, he said.

A total 2000 hectares land was brought under the horticulture, while 1880 hectare land was benefited by the irrigation schemes of the Government during the last one year, he said.

He claimed that 4.80 lakh online ‘soil health cards’ were issued in the last year. He further said that 9000 farmers were trained in organic farming techniques and 3000 of them actually adopted it.    

In the last year, he said, total 1398 complaints were received through the ‘Gudiya Helpline’ and 1344 of them were disposed of.  

Through the ‘Hoshiyar Singh Helpline -1090’, total 1325 complaints were received. He claimed that the government attended to and took action on all the complaints.

For the sewerage and water supply scheme for Shimla, the Government has secured a loan of Rs. 988 crores from the World Bank in January 2019 that has also agreed to release Rs 292 crores as the first instalment.

Claiming that the State Government dealt efficiently with the water crisis that Shimla City had faced in the summers of 2018, he said the water supply to Shimla has risen to 51 MLD from 40 MLD after replacement of old supply pipelines.

Total electricity production of the State was 1765 million units by December 2018, which is 91 percent of the target set for the year, the Governor said. The Government has also replaced 20520 old electricity meters with new electronic meters.

He claimed the Government has provided high-speed Internet facility to 221 Gram Panchayats.

The Government transferred 3175 crores to the beneficiaries under as many as 56 different schemes under the Direct Benefit Transfer scheme, he said.

He also said that the Government is spending Rs 600 crores on 5.11 lakh candidates under social security pension.

An online monitoring system ‘HimPragti’ was also launched, which is monitored by the Chief Minister, he said.

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Himachal Reports 87 COVID-19 Deaths in 11 Days With a Steep Rise in Cases

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COVID-19 deaths in Himachal pradesh on november 10

Shimla-With nine more COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday, the tally for Himachal Pradesh has jumped to 399. The state is witnessing a surge in November as 87 deaths were reported during the last 11 days. Yesterday’s fatalities included seven males and two females aged between 45 to 87 years. Find the reasons for these fatalities below:

himachal pradesh -Update on covid-19 deaths

Further, according to the state Health Department’s official statistics, 610 new cases of COVID-19 were detected yesterday, of which Shimla reported highest (118) cases, followed by Mandi (116).

In Mandi district, as many as 26 more teachers and some students reportedly tested positive yesterday. The infected also included two doctors of Tanda Medical College, Kangra, and a couple of policemen in Sakoh.

Operation theatre at the Kamala Nehru Hospital, Shimla, was reportedly closed for a week. Similarly, the women police station in Shimla was also closed following the detection of a case.

Further, the state High Court has taken suo moto cognizance of a news report published in an English daily and issued a notice to the government. The news pertained to Indira Gandhi Medical College, which ran out of space for COVID-19 patients in isolation wards.

As per official data, the total for COVID-19 in the state had reached 27418 till yesterday evening (9 pm), of which 5605 were active cases. Mandi district has reported highest 4194 cases, followed by Solan (3958), Shimla (3725), and Kangra (3635).

The state government is barely speaking on the alarming rise in fatalities and its strategy to control it. But Chief Minister, while addressing a public meeting at Sihunta under Bhatiyat Assembly Constituency yesterday, did hail the Prime Minister and claimed that the nation is out of COVID-19 crisis.

“He (PM) has successfully brought the Nation out of Covid-19 crisis,”

Chief Minister said.

HP Health Department COVID-19 Bulletin for November 11, 2020 (9 pm)

 

 

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Himachal Reports 12 COVID-19 Deaths in Single Day, Surge in Cases in Shimla

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Himachal Pradesh COVID-19 deaths till diwali

Shimla-COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc in Himachal Pradesh as a record 12 fatalities were reported on Tuesday. Of the 611 new positive cases yesterday, Shimla reported highest 148 with seven fatalities. The deceased included 11 males and a female aged between 47 to 92 years.  During the last three days, the state has reported 25 fatalities. Find the details regarding the causes of deaths below:

Himachal Pradesh Record COVID-19 deaths

The state government had yesterday decided to close all educational institutes in Himachal for 15 days after over a hundred teachers and students tested positive in schools. The government termed it as a special vocation for students, teachers, and non-teaching staff of all educational institutes.

The capital has witnessed a surge as over 750 cases were reported during the last six days. In the season of festivity and marriages, social distancing and other guidelines issued by the MHA for personal protection are being flaunted, which is only fueling the spread. 

On top of it, the COVID-19 Hospitals in the state have begun to run out of beds for patients in isolation wards. The largest medical facility in the state – Indira Gandhi Medical College & Hospital- was packed to its full capacity, which was only 85 beds. Dr Rajneesh Pathania, Principal of IGMC, confirmed the report. According to media reports, DDU hospital, Shimla, had also run out of space. The government is yet to prepare the make-shift hospitals it had announced a couple of months ago. 

So far, according to the official statistics, the state had reported a total of 26808 cases till yesterday evening (9 pm), and the official COVID-19 death tally had mounted to 390.

HP Health Department COVID-19 Bulletin for November 9, 2020 (9 pm)

Update Himachal Pradesh COVID-19 for november 10, 2020

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Amid Alarming Surge in COVID-19 Cases and Deaths, Hospitals Including IGMC Running Out of Space

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Shimla– Amid the festive season, Himachal Pradesh is witnessing an alarming surge in COVID-19 cases and fatalities. As a matter of huge concern, the Indira Gandhi Medical College & Hospital, Shimla, has run out of beds in isolation facility and can’t accommodate more patient, unless someone is discharged or dies. There was space for only 85 patients at the hospital, which is full presently.

The DDU hospital, too, is running out of capacity with a surge in cases. Further, make-shift hospitals announced by the state government haven’t seen light of day. IGMC is the largest medical facility of the state and COVID-19 patients in critical condition were referred here.  

The situation could worsen due to the ongoing festive and wedding season. Markets are crowded and people are hardly following social distancing norms in marriages.

Further, yesterday seven people including a 16-year-old girl lost their lives. The decision to open schools seems to be backfiring as hundreds of teachers and several students were found positive for COVID-19 during the past few days. There are speculations that the state government could decide on closing schools for some time in the Cabinet meeting to be held today.

Details regarding the causes of fatalities below:

Himachal Pradesh COVID-19 deaths in november 2020 f

On Monday, five doctors and nine staff nurses at the Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Government Medical College and Hospital, Nerchowk in Mandi district, tested positive.

Yesterday, the state reported a record 711 confirmed cases with seven fatalities in a single day. Shimla district reported the highest 204 confirmed cases.

The COVID-19 death tally has now mounted to 378, while the total number of cases had reached 26197 till yesterday evening (till 9 pm).

HP Health Department COVID-19 Bulletin for November 9, 2020 (9 pm)

 

Himachal Pradesh covid-19 cases on november 10

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