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Punjab fully prepared to tackle possible 2nd wave of covid: Vini Mahajan

Chandigarh, Nov 30 (UNI) Punjab Chief Secretary Vini Mahajan on Monday said that the state government has made all necessary arrangements to prevent possible second wave of COVID-19. She also urged the people to follow the safety norms strictly and "Mask hi Vaccine hai" is the mantra to defeat the pandemic till such time a vaccine is available.
Presiding over the review meeting of State COVID-19 Management Group, the Chief Secretary directed the concerned departments to enhance the number of COVID-19 test to 30,000 per day so that the positive persons can be identified and treated at the earliest. She also instructed to further increase the number of oxygen and ICU beds in medical colleges and district hospitals of the state. Notably, there are already sufficient number of beds available and the state is adequately prepared for any surge in the number of cases.
An official spokesperson said that there are total 1236 beds at Government Medical College Amritsar, 1450 beds at Government Medical College Patiala and 1025 beds at Government Medical College, Faridkot. There are 450, 600 and 301 Oxygen beds are available at Amritsar, Patiala and Faridkot respectively. The number of ICU beds in Amritsar and Faridkot are 92 each, Patiala (88). Similarly, there are 87 COVID ventilator beds in Amritsar, 67 in Patiala and 71 in Faridkot.
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COVID: J&K reports fresh 94 +ve cases, one death

23 Jan 2021 | 9:26 PM

Jammu, Jan 23 (UNI) Jammu and Kashmir Government on Saturday informed that 94 new positive cases of novel Coronavirus (29 from Jammu division and 65 from Kashmir division), have been reported, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 123946.

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Haryana : 4 doctors sustain injuries in accident

Haryana : 4 doctors sustain injuries in accident

23 Jan 2021 | 8:51 PM

Ambala, Jan 23 (UNI) Four doctors travelling in a car from Ferozepur to Saharanpur were injured seriously when a truck following the car rammed it at the Railway Flyover near Shastrinagar Red Lights Ambala Cantt on Saturday.

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Three die in road mishap

23 Jan 2021 | 7:46 PM

Shimla, Jan 23(UNI) There youngsters belonging to this town died in a road mishap on Saturday evening, confirmed Police personnel.

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No 'At Home' at Punjab Raj Bhavan on Repubic Day

23 Jan 2021 | 7:37 PM

Chandigarh, Jan 23 (UNI) In view of COVID-19 pandemic there will be no 'At Home function in Raj Bhavan' during this year's Republic Day.

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Himachal's development knows no bounds

23 Jan 2021 | 7:13 PM

Shimla, Jan 23 (UNI) As the picturesque hill state is set to complete 50 years of its formation on January 25, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Saturday credited every government that has ruled in the past five decades for their contribution in developing the state by leaps and bounds.
"Despite state was ruled by various governments led by Congress and BJP, but after getting state hood on Jan 25, 1971, the state has taken long stride in the pace of development", the Chief Minister said while briefing the mediapersons about Golden Jubilee Celebrations being organised at the famous Ridge Maidan here.

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