Rising Bharat National News Feed: August 11th 2020

  • Measures taken by Centre
  1. PM Modi calls for increased COVID-19 testing & contact tracing in states with high case load

Key points:

  1. PM has stressed on the need to increase testing in states where testing rate is low and positive rate is high, particularly in Bihar, Gujarat, UP, West Bengal and Telangana.
  2. He was interacting with the CMs of 10 states through video conferencing today.
  3. Prime Minister said with the collective efforts, India will win the fight against covid-19.
  4. He said, the most important thing is that people’s confidence has also increased, and the fear has gone down.
  5. The PM said Contact tracing, containment and surveillance are the most effective weapons against COVID 19.
  6. He said experts are now saying that if cases are identified within 72 hours of onset, infection slows down to a great extent.
  7. He said that besides the testing network, Aarogya Setu App also helps in contact tracing, containment and surveillance.
  8. He interacted with the Chief Ministers of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Punjab, Bihar, Gujarat, Telangana and Uttar Pradesh.

(News on Air, 11 August 2020) News Link

  • Measures taken by Uttar Pradesh
  1. UP CM Yogi Adityanath directs officials to increase Covid beds of L2 & L3 category in 6 cities

Key points:

  1. He also directed for effective contact tracing and door to door survey along with improvement in surveillance to curb the spread of corona virus.
  2. AIR correspondent reports, special directions have been given to increase the number of Covid beds in Lucknow, Prayagraj, Bareilly, Gorakhpur Varanasi and Kanpur districts.
  3. Chief Minister also directed officials to complete the construction work of special Covid hospital in KGMU Lucknow as early as possible and start its functioning by the end of this month.
  4. This under-construction Hospital has dedicated 319 beds for Covid treatment.
  5. After completion of the work it will become the second largest Covid dedicated hospital in state after the recently inaugurated Covid special hospital in Gautam Buddh Nagar Noida.

(News on Air, 11 August 2020) News Link

  • UP govt decides to appoint Special Secretary rank officers for health services management

Key points:

  1. In Uttar Pradesh, the State Government has decided to appoint Special Secretary rank officers to assist District Magistrates in seven districts. These officers will help District Magistrates in better management of health services and to stop the spread the Corona virus pandemic. Government will also increase number of COVID beds in state.
  2. AIR correspondent reports that special Secretary rank officers will be appointed in Lucknow, Kanpur, Varanasi, Prayagraj, Gorakhpur, Bahraich and Bareilly. These are the districts where Corona infection is on rise. These seven districts have almost half of the total COVID patients in state with capital Lucknow having highest number of cases in state.

(News on Air, 11 August 2020) News Link

  • Measures taken by Jammu & Kashmir
  1. J&K UT Chief Secretary chairs meeting on efforts towards mitigating COVID-19 pandemic

Key points:

  1. In the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, the Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam today chaired a meeting to take stock of the efforts towards mitigating COVID-19 pandemic and review the related Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and policies.
  2. Chief Secretary complimented the divisional administration of Jammu province for effectively implementing hospital referral policy to ensure optimal utilization of resources, wherein the tertiary hospitals would only admit critical COVID patients referred from district hospitals.
  3. Directions were issued for daily monitoring of COVID admissions, testing, discharges and bed occupancy across the COVID care institutions.
  4. Chief Secretary underscored the importance of aggressive testing for early medical intervention and asked the concerned to work out a ‘Red Zone testing strategy’ focusing on vulnerable patients including children, old aged, pregnant ladies, patients with Influenza like Illness (ILI), Severe Acute Respiratory Infections (SARI), co-morbid conditions, service providers, drivers and healthcare professionals.
  5. He said that the Rapid Antigen Test in addition to RTPCR can be used for cleansing and securing a red/containment zone by testing all probable contacts of patients and vulnerable population in the area.

(News on Air, 11 August 2020) News Link

  • Measures taken by Gujarat
  1. प्रशासन की सख्ती:कॉम्पलेक्स में भीड़, मास्क भी नहीं पहने थे लोग, मनपा ने कॉम्प्लेक्स बंद करवाकर 120 दुकानें कर दीं सील

Key points:

  1. गुजरात में कोरोना के मामले लगातार बढ़ते जा रहे हैं।
  2. इसके चलते 11 अगस्त से मास्क न पहनने पर जुर्माना 1000 रुपए भी कर दिया गया है। बावजूद इसके लोग लापरवाही से बाज नहीं आ रहे हैं।
  3. कुछ ऐसा ही नजारा अहमदाबाद के मूर्तमंत कॉम्प्लेक्स में भी नजर आया।
  4. यहां भारी भीड़ के बावजूद लोग मास्क नहीं पहने थे।
  5. इसके चलते म्युनिसिपल कॉर्पोरेशन ने सख्त कार्रवाई करते हुए न सिर्फ लोगों का चालान बनाया, बल्कि कॉम्प्लेक्स अगले आदेश तक बंद करवाते हुए यहां की 120 दुकानें भी सील कर दीं।

(Bhaskar, 11 August 2020) News Link

  • Measures taken by Madhya Pradesh
  1. मध्य प्रदेश:शर्तों के साथ जिम और योग सेंटर खोलने की अनुमति मिली, सीएम शिवराज ने कहा- कोरोना के लक्षण कम दिखने पर मरीज के घर पर ही इलाज की व्यवस्था करें

Key points:

  1. भोपाल में मंगलवार को योग क्लास और जिम खोलने के लिए एडवाइजरी जारी कर दी गई है।
  2. जिला प्रशासन की एडवाइजरी में कहा गया है-जिम में फ्लोर एरिया के हिसाब से व्यक्तियों को प्रवेश दिया जाएगा। प्रति व्यक्ति चार स्क्वायर मीटर का क्षेत्र आरक्षित रहेगा। यानी जिम संचालक अपने फ्लोर एरिया को इस तरह बांटेंगे कि प्रति व्यक्ति को चार स्क्वायर मीटर का स्पेस मिले।
  3. उन्हें प्रशासन को यह जानकारी देना होगी कि उनके यहां कितना फ्लोर स्पेस है और कितने लोग एक स्लॉट में आ सकते है।
  4. अगर अधिकारियों के निरीक्षण के दौरान संख्या से अधिक लोग मिले तो जिल को अधिकतम 15 दिन के लिए जिम को बंद करवा सकते हैं।

(Bhaskar, 11 August 2020) News Link

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