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3 Suspected Coronavirus Cases Put Himachal on High Alert

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Coronavirus cases in Himachal Pradesh

Shimla-Coronavirus, which originated from a Chinese market, has wreaked havoc in other countries as well. So far, 92,000 cases have been confirmed worldwide and the death toll has gone beyond 3100, according to the World Health Organization. The WHO on Tuesday announced that the global mortality rate from coronavirus was 3.4 percent. According to WHO, this is the case because COVID-19 (disease caused by coronavirus) is a new disease, and humans have no built up immunity to it. United States, Italy, South Korea are some of the worst hit countries.

In India, according to the Union Health Minister Hash Vardhan, 22 new cases of the coronavirus have been tested positive, which brings the total number to 28.Three patients have been discharged after treatment. 

Meanwhile,  suspected cases of coronavirus have put Himachal Pradesh on high alert too.  The CM would be holding a meeting on Wednesday to review the situation. So far, three suspected cases of coronavirus has been reported in the state. These cases have been confirmed by Chief Minister Jairam Thakur during the Budget Session of Legislative Assembly on 4th March. 

One of the three suspected patients was admitted to the Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, on 3rd March where he will remain in isolation for a couple of weeks. The person, a resident of Bilaspur district, had returned from South Korea, IGMC, Senior Medical Superintendent, Janak Raj, confirmed.

Though the suspected patient was screened negative for the virus at airport, he was directly taken to IGMC for more tests and observation.

Two more persons, a mother and her daughter, who returned from Italy, are admitted to Tanda Medical College, Kangra, the CM confirmed. However, none of them has been tested positive yet. 

The CM also admitted receiving directions regarding coronavirus in January. He claimed necessary preventive measures have been taken alongwith issuance of a health advisory. He said N-95 masks have also been made available at hospitals.

Symptoms

According to the CDC, symptoms of coronavirus include fever, coughing, and shortness of breath, which can appear anywhere between two days and two weeks after exposure. 

How to Protect Ourselves from Getting Infected (WHO)

  1. Wash your hands frequently
  2. Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.
  3. Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
  4. Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
  5. Practice respiratory hygiene
  6. Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.
  7. If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early
  8. Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.
  9. Stay informed and follow advice given by your healthcare provider
  10. Stay informed on the latest developments about COVID-19. Follow advice given by your healthcare provider, your national and local public health authority or your employer on how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.

 

 

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Pics of This Policeman Are Making HP Police Deptt Proud, Melting Hearts

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Policeman in Chail solan helping elderly during curfew

Solan-Pictures of a policeman approaching an elderly woman and later carrying a heavy bundle of fodder for her are making Himachal Pradesh Police proud. This policeman is being applauded by not only the people but also by his department. 

The pictures are taken in Chail area of the district where an elderly lady was carrying fodder for livestock from jungle during the relaxation period in curfew.

Head Constable Jasvir Singh Chail Solan

On seeing the elderly lady struggling with a bundle of fodder (green tree-leaves), which appeared to be heavy for her, an on-duty policeman carried the bundle on his back for her.

HP Police Helping People During COVID-19 Curfew

A resident of Kunihar in Solan district posted these pictures on his social media handle. He recognized this policeman as Head-Constable Jasvir Singh, who was also his classmate 17 years ago.

policeman in himachal helping old lady

We don’t know about this policeman in his personal life, but a mention of this gesture is important if seen symbolically in context to the police-citizens relationship.

This compassionate gesture of a policeman, in a time when the police is enforcing curfew and mostly seen dealing strictly with people to make them comply with the law, is melting hearts.

Visuals of people either being beaten or punished physically for breaking curfew did attract criticism not only from the people but also from the DGP SR Mardi.

However, the same policemen are also going a step ahead to help people in various ways during the COVID-19 crisis. In various districts, there are instances where policemen are even spending from their own pockets to help the needy around them. Perhaps, pictures of all of them won’t appear on social media but good policemen are there helping people while discharging their duty. 

These pictures remind us that policemen aren’t devoid of emotion and compassion.  Therefore it becomes duty of every citizen to support the police and make its job of maintaining law and order easier.

 

..SABHI POLICE KI VERDI WALE BURE INSAN NAHI HOTEInka naam mr.jasvir singh hai.mere shehar.(KUNHAR) ke nazdeek…

Posted by Sunny Shandil on Wednesday, 8 April 2020

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PPE Kits Prepared by Himachal’s Self-Help Groups Cost Only Rs 700: Govt

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Shimla- As the World is struggling in its fight against COVID-19, availability of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) kits for health professionals has also become a matter of prime concern. In this hour distress, Self Help Groups in Himachal Pradesh working under the Rural Livelihood Mission have geared up to meet the demand, the State Government Claimed today.  

Director of Rural Development and State Head Livelihood Mission Lalit Jain said that the Personal Protection Equipment kit prepared by SHGs would cost Rs. 700 and three SHGs have been trained so far with a capacity of 100 kits per day, he added. 

Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister Virender Kanwar said that more than 50 Self Help Groups (SHGs) in the State were preparing and producing about 15000 masks everyday to give a helping hand in the fight against COVID-19. He said that 2000 women were involved in this task through various SHGs.

He said that about one lakh masks have been provided to various departments and organizations. The task of producing masks was being done on a war footing, he added.

He said that 3000 women farmers were being encouraged to develop kitchen gardens by utilizing minimum land so that fresh vegetables could be produced. He said that 11 young professionals have been given responsibility for guiding these women farmers and to ensure the marketing of their produce so that they could get a fair price. 

He claimed that an SHG in Sirmaur district has successfully prepared a sanitizer, which costs Rupees one hundred per 200 ml. He said that stress is being laid to train more SHGs to produce more masks.

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 COVID-19 Himahcal: Govt to Launch Extensive Campaign for Tablighi Jamaat Contact Mapping

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Shimla-For contact mapping of Tablighi Jamaat coronavirus infected persons in Himachal Pradesh, the State Government is launching an extensive campaign. The Chief Minister Jairam Thakur said that due to those who have symptoms of the infection and those having any connection with Nizamuddin Tablighi Jamaat of Delhi besides their close contacts, figure of coronavirus is increasing day by day sharply in the country as well as in the State.

The Deputy Commissioners, Superintendents of Police and Chief Medical Officers of the State have already been directed to launch this campaign. Such persons, if found, would be kept in quarantine till they are not medically examined. 

Chief Minister Jairam Thakur urged the people to come forward to identify such people in their areas to check further spread of coronavirus.  He said that the State Government would not hesitate in taking strict action against those who would conceal information about their travel history and those who give shelter to them. 

Other than that Hospital Katha in Baddi area of Solan district has been notified as Hospital for treatment of COVID-19 positive patients. Patients from Solan and Sirmaur districts would be treated in this hospital.

He also claimed said that the State Government had started tele-medicine consultancy facilities in Health and Wellness centres to facilitate the people in getting treatment advise from specialists.

Chief Minister said that no laxity should be permitted in curfew.  He said that vehicles must also be restricted besides ensuring that people do not step out un-necessarily during the relaxation of curfew.  

COVID-19 Himachal Update

As of now, the Department of Health and Family Welfare confirmed that as many as 4855 persons have been kept under surveillance for coronavirus in the State. Out of it, 2387 persons have completed a surveillance period of 28 days. Today, a total of 128 samples were tested, out of which 126 have tested negative. Report of the remaining two is awaited. 

So far, the Department confirmed, 662 persons have been tested in the State for coronavirus. Report of 27 has been confirmed as positive cases. The State has reported one death, migration of four patients, and recovery of two persons. With this, the number of active cases of COVID-19 in Himachal is 20.

Four of the 27 cases have been reported from Chamba district, four from Kangra, seven from Solan, and 12 from Una district.

 

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