Connect with us

News

Opening of Temples/Religious Places in Himachal: Read All Dos and Don’ts

Published

on

temples opening in himachal pradesh

Shimla-Amid an explosion in confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection in the state, the Himachal Pradesh Government decided to open the religious places in the last Cabinet meeting held on September 4, 2020. On Sunday alone, the state has witnessed the biggest single-day spike of 397 cases. On September 5, SOPs were issued regarding the dos and don’ts while visiting temples and religious places.

According to the SOPs, the bells would be removed, only if feasible, or covered with clothes. Persons above 65 years of age, persons with comorbidities, pregnant women and children below the age of 10 years will not be allowed to stand up in the queues or enter the religious places.

Also Read: Himachal: With 397 New Cases in a Day, COVID-19 Tally Rises to 7415

With several guidelines, the state government has mentioned that a particular facility or action would be taken only if feasible, suggesting being flexible while implementation of the SOPs. Further, it’s to be seen as to how strictly and seriously these SOPs are implemented.

Read All SOPs

  1. Frequently touched surfaces would be regularly sanitized with sodium hypochlorite solution (1%).
  2. Pilgrims/visitors would be prohibited from entering the sanctum/Sanctorum (garb grih) of the religious premises.
  3. No one would be allowed to stand for more than a minuted in front of the deities.
  4. District Administrations have been asked to appeal the people to visit religious places only if necessary and to otherwise avail the facility of live darshan/arti/online darshan.
  5. No movement would be allowed in the worship hall/premises. If necessary, the movement would be restricted to a minimum by barricading.
  6. LED screens would be placed at different locations for live darshan, if feasible.
  7. An isolation room will be created near the place of religious worship for isolating the symptomatic persons. Symptomatic persons will be isolated in this room and concerned medical authorities would be contacted for sampling and further isolation at an appropriate facility.
  8. The concerned Chief Medical Officer will make arrangements through local health institution for testing of persons with symptoms in an emergency as per the protocol of the Health Department.
  9. No form of Puja (worship) that involves contact among devotees would be done by Pujaris (priest) or any other person.  
  10. No event such as the singing of devotional songs, marriages or mundane ceremonies would be allowed in religious premises.
  11. Screening counters would be arranged as per requirement.
  12. Overnight stay in the premises of religious places would not be allowed.
  13. CCTV cameras would be installed for monitoring and recording of daily visitors, if feasible.
  14. Special provisions would be made for specially-abled persons for darshan.
  15. No havans or large gathering would be allowed inside the religious places.
  16. Adequate stocks of 3 ply masks would be maintained by the concerned district administration.
  17. Possibilities would be explored for creation of handwashing facilities at the main location and touch-free soap dispensers would be arranged.
  18. The common place for water-logging for dipping feet and taking a dip in Sarowar is to be avoided.
  19. The provision of hand sanitizer dispensers (not involving touch) would be made inside and around religious places including entry and exit gates.

 

 

News

Himachal Reports 56 Coronavirus Deaths in 24 Hours, Over 60% Had No Comorbidities

Published

on

By

coronavirus hp health department

Shimla– On Friday Himachal Pradesh reported 56 deaths due to coronavirus infection taking the total number of casualties in the state to 1,780, according to official data released by the state government. This is the highest number of deaths in a day in the state so far. About 38 patients (over 60%) who succumbed to the infection had no other medical condition.

A total of 4,177 new cases of coronavirus infection were reported on Friday taking the total to 1,22,906.

In Kangra district, a total of 21 Covid-patients succumbed to the severe symptoms, reporting the highest number of casualties. Meanwhile, Sirmaur reported nine casualties followed by Solan district where eight patients died due to the infection.

The youngest patient who died of Covid-19 was a 20-year-old woman from the Mandi district. The patient was also reported to have comorbid pulmonary tuberculosis. One of the patients who died due to severe symptoms of Covid-19 was a 27-year-old woman from Sirmaur district who was pregnant with her second child.

Also Read: Coronavirus Claims Life of 12-Year-Old Boy in Himachal 

Today, a total of 15,495 samples were tested as compared to yesterday’s 18694. The state government had been directing officials to increase testing regularly, but the actual number hasn’t crossed 20,000 per day so far.

View the District-wise Details of all COVID-19 Cases for May 7, 2021 (Till 7 pm) Below:

corona cases in himachal

A total of 122,930 people across the state have been sampled for coronavirus till now. Out of this test results of 5,234 people are awaited while.

After Backlash, HP Govt Increases Incentive for Health Staff

On Thursday, the state government decided to increase the incentive paid to the final year students from MBBS, nursing, and contractual doctors in Covid hospitals who will be roped in to boost the on-ground staff.

Earlier, the state government had announced that it will be paying Rs 3,000 per month to the Junior and Senior Resident doctors and fourth and fifth-year medical students while final year nursing students were to be paid Rs 1,500 per month for their duty in Covid wards. After facing much criticism, the state government has now increased the incentive to Rs 10,000 per month for fourth and fifth-year MBBS students, Junior and Senior Residents, and Contractual Doctors. For third-year Nursing students, the incentive has been increased to Rs 6,000, while Contractual Lab staff, and third-year General Nursing and Midwifery students will get Rs 5000 per month for their Covid duty.

View the District-wise Details of all COVID-19 Casualties for May 7, 2021 (Till 7 pm) Below:

COVID-19 report himachal pradesh 2021 l

hp govt covid-19 data may 2021

Continue Reading

News

COVID-19 Helpline for Himachal Pradesh Launched

Published

on

hP Govt COVID-19 helpline

Shimla-Himachal Pradesh Government yesterday launched a dedicated Covid-19 Helpline at ‘Mukhyamantri Sewa Sanklap Helpline 1100 for facilitating the people regarding COVID-19 related issues.

The Information Technology Department informed that caller can call on toll-free number 1100 from 7 am to 10 pm for seeking help regarding COVID-19 related issues.

The call executive would register the complaint and contact the concerned authority for providing necessary help to the person regarding various issues such as test, vaccination, home quarantine, medicines, ambulance and oxygen etc.

Yesterday, the state had reported 45 COVID-19 fatalities and almost 4000 cases. The fatality list also included a 12-year-old boy from Solan district.

Also Read: Himachal Reports 3,942 New Cases, 45 Deaths from Coronavirus Including 12-Year-Old Boy in Last 24 Hours

Further, the government yesterday asked the district administration and police officials to ensure effective implementation of the corona curfew imposed in the wake of a sharp surge of Covid-19 cases in the State.

The government claimed that the state has sufficient production of oxygen but the only constraint was cylinders for transportation of the oxygen. Approval had been accorded for setting up laboratories at Una and Kullu for which Rs. seven crores had been sanctioned. The government said that it’s looking at possibilities for setting up of testing lab in three government universities and IIT Mandi.

Continue Reading

News

Himachal Reports 3,942 New Cases, 45 Deaths from Coronavirus Including 12-Year-Old Boy in Last 24 Hours

Published

on

By

himachal pradesh daily corona news

Shimla-Himachal Pradesh reported 45 new fatalities due to coronavirus on Thursday taking the total death toll of the state to 1,724 according to official data provided by the government. Kangra district reported the highest number of deaths with 17 casualties in the last 24 hours while Shimla and Solan reported eight new fatalities separately.
 
On Friday the state’s total Covid cases reached 1,18,729 as 3,942 new infections were reported in the last 24 hours. There are currently 2,7,756 active cases of infection in the state. Solan district also reported a 12-year-old patient of coronavirus who died due to severe symptoms of Covid-19 that included acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). The deceased had no other pre-exiting medical conditions, according to the health department. 

Today, a total of  18698 samples were taken. Till now the state has sampled a total of 15,90, 372 citizens in the state. The Covid test results of  12,630 people are still awaited. 

View the District-wise Details of all COVID-19 Cases for May 6, 2021 (Till 7 pm) Below:

daily cases may 6
Meanwhile, with the rising number of cases, the Himachal Pradesh government has decided to impose a corona curfew effective from May 7 i.e. Friday. The curfew will come in effect from 6 am on May 7 to 6 am on May 17. During this period the state government will go ahead with its vaccination drives. Assembly of more than five people is not allowed under the curfew, however, in case of a wedding ceremony or a funeral up to 20 people can gather with the permission of the District Administration.

Also Read: HP Govt’s Corona Curfew Guidelines: Read What’s Allowed, What’s Not

With the spike in cases across the country, the government of Himachal Pradesh has introduced some precautionary measures for travellers planning to visit the state. For anyone who wants to travel to Himachal Pradesh during the curfew duration, a negative RT-PCR test report not older than 72 hours is mandatory. This rule is applicable for those travelling to the state by air, rail, and buses.

To boost the number of medical staff on the ground, the state government decided to rope in final year students from MBBS, nursing, and contractual doctors in Covid hospitals. According to a notification, the state will be paying an incentive of Rs 3,000 per month to the fourth-year medical students while final year nurses will be paid Rs 1,500 per month for their duty in Covid wards. On Thursday, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur also launched a dedicated Covid-19 Helpline at ‘Mukhyamantri Sewa Sankalp Helpline’ 1100 for facilitating people regarding covid related issues.

View the District-wise Details of all COVID-19 Casualties for May 6, 2021 (Till 7 pm) Below:

Daily COVID-19 deaths in Himachal PRadesh on may 6

Coronavirus deaths in himachal in 2021

 

Continue Reading

Trending