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Shimla siren to buzz only in emergancies!

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Tourists or local residents familiar with the siren installed at historic Central Telegraph Office (CTO) buzz at 10 am during the start of office hours at Shimla everyday will now have to do without it as the government has decided that it be used only during emergency situation. According to the orders,the siren systems set up at CTO building, Mall Road, Shimla and near state secretariat will not be used to sound alerts at 10 am that is office hours from October 1, 2013. The siren system will now go silent and would only be used as alarm system for sounding warning during emergency situation such as earthquake, fire incidents, as reaction time for safe escape of people. Residents of Shimla and tourists visiting the hill state are used to the siren sound and several Government offices are in the habit of resuming work with the buzz of the siren.

People could be found even adjusting their timings in their wrist watches with buzz of siren. Moreover, instead of steady sound which is currently played now, these sirens will give the voice signal in distinctive increasing and decreasing sound levels, so that alarm sound is being perceived by all. Presiding over a preparatory meeting held here for conducting Mock Drill on disaster management at state secretariat, Chief secretary Sudripta Roy said during the mock drill, real life disaster of earthquake would be stimulated for awareness generation regarding disaster management. He said that every employee posted at the state secretariat should be aware about the activities to be carried out during the rescue operations.

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Shimla City – Private Bus Operators Seen Creating Nuisance by Blocking Road

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Shimla-In yet another instance, two private bus operators in Shimla city were seen creating a nuisance for the public by jamming the traffic. A reader clicked some pictures at the BCS bust stop in Shimla city on February 19, 2022, at about 8 PM and shared them with us. The reader alleged that two private bus operators, namely ‘Komal’ and ‘Chadda’, indulged in a verbal spat, most probably over their schedule. While the drivers argued, one of the buses remained parked in the middle of the road, choking the traffic. The staff of these two buses indulged in a verbal spat for about 5-10 minutes during which the general public faced a huge inconvenience. The reader has requested the Traffic Police Shimla to take action against such operators and discourage them from adopting such a bullying attitude that they don’t even hesitate to block the entire road.

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Littering – A Grave Threat to Sundernagar Lake and Its Aquatic Life

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Sundernagar-Many people visit the Sundernagar lake in Mandi district and litter along the road. Winds carry all those packets and plastic bottles into the lake. This practice of littering is unlawful because it costs millions in clean-up projects. It portrays a bad picture of an area. Littering is a huge threat to the aquatic life too. In my view, the solution is awareness, responsibility, sensibility and concern for nature. We as a society need to play a big role. At least, dustbins should be installed along the lake. Otherwise, the negligence in the present will affect us in near future.

-Blog and Picture By Divya Acharya, Sundernagar

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101 Leprosy Cases Detected in Himachal During the Last One Year  

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Shimla-A Spokesperson of the Himachal Pradesh Government today informed that under the National Health Mission, National Leprosy Eradication Programme (NLEP) is being implemented for the patients suffering from Leprosy. It aims to eliminate leprosy from every district of the Nation by 2030. He informed that the State of Himachal Pradesh has already eliminated leprosy by achieving the prevalence rate of less than 1 per 10,000 population in the year 2000.

The Government Spokesperson informed that the total number of new leprosy cases as detected from 1st April 2021 to 31st January 2022 is 101.

A maximum number of 29 cases were reported from the district Solan, followed by 18 from district Shimla, 12 from district Kangra, 9 from district Chamba, 8 from district Una. The 7 new cases of leprosy were detected in district Bilaspur, 6 in district Mandi, 5 in district Sirmaur, 4 in district Hamirpur and 3 in district Kinnaur. He added that no cases of leprosy were detected in district Kullu and Lahaul & Spiti.

The Government Spokesperson told that active case detection and regular surveillance activity is being conducted by ASHA workers in the villages where leprosy cases have been detected in the last 3 years. This is to ensure the detection of leprosy cases at an early stage to prevent any further disabilities.

He said that the ASHA workers are provided with an incentive for detecting new leprosy cases with or without disability (Rs. 250 and Rs. 200 per case). He added that the contacts of leprosy patients are also traced and provided free treatment post-exposure with a single dose of Rifampicin to prevent further transmission in the community.

The Government Spokesperson further added that the treatment of leprosy is being provided free of cost and available at all Primary Health Centres. The microcellular rubber (MCR) footwear are provided to leprosy patients twice a year. He said to ensure complete treatment of leprosy patients, ASHA workers are incentivized.

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