Saturday, September 18, 2021

Corona curfew in HP extended till May 26; key decisions taken in cabinet meet

The meeting of State Cabinet held here today under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur reviewed the Covid-19 situation in the State and expressed concern over the sharp surge in number of Covid-19 cases in the State. Thus, in order to break the virus chain, the Cabinet decided to extend the Corona Curfew in the whole State till 6 am on 26th May, 2021.

It was decided that in order to ensure check exodus of labourers and workers, all the shops dealing with construction materials would also remain open on Tuesday and Friday in a week for three hours.

The Cabinet also decided to allow hiring dead body vans to all the Medical Colleges and Zonal and Regional Hospitals and hospitals with bed capacity of 200 and above. It also decided that forest department would provide free wood for cremation of corona deceased where forest rights are enforced and forest corporation would provide fuel wood in other areas. All the MCs would be allowed to hire dead body vans.

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The Cabinet also decided that no marriages would be allowed to hire marriage palaces, community halls and tent houses and outside catering and DJ/Band. Marriage would be only held in houses or Courts with the restriction of 20 persons. There will also be no procession of Barat.

 The Cabinet also reviewed the progress in CM announcements and decided that every Minister would review the Chief Minister’s announcements of their respective departments within 15 days and implementation work on these should be started within three months.

The Cabinet gave its consent to fill up 219 posts of different categories on contract basis under National Health Mission in the State to provide better health care facilities to the people.

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The Cabinet also gave its nod to procure CT Scan 128 slice and MRI 1.5 Tesla Machines worth Rs. 20 crore in Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru Government Medical College, Chamba to facilitate the people.

It accorded its approval its ex post-facto permission to the executing agency of Makeshift Covid-19 Hospital at Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Government Medical College, Ner Chowk Mandi to include construction of one labour room and one operation theatre etc. to facilitate the people.

It also decided to open Health Sub Centre at Sartyaula in Mandi district alongwith creation of requisite posts to man the Sub Centre.

The Cabinet gave its nod to construct new Rest House at Dhanotu in Sundernagar tehsil of Mandi district to facilitate the general public.

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