In an uncommon initiative, locals in Bhopal organised an event called "Lota Daud" on October 12. In the event, about 18 elderly women participated in a race carrying water pots in their hands. The message conveyed to the society through this was about awareness against the evil practice where women had no option but to use open spaces for defecation.
Bihar's 24-year-old Shubham Kumar secured the first position in the Civil services exam in his third attempt on September 25. Kumar, a graduate of IIT Bombay, said, ''My father used to motivate me a lot helped in maintaining a positive attitude.'' ''I'd like to work for underprivileged people, '' Kumar added. Besides, Madhya Pradesh's 24-year-old Jagrati Awasthi secured the second position and credited her brother for inspiration.
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A student from NIFT Bhopal has designed a compact-sized movable toilet that aims to ease the sufferings of critical COVID patients who are on oxygen support. The wheeled toilet's size is that of a wheelchair and it is equipped with 80-litre flush tank and 100-litre water tank. Designer of the toilet, Pratyaksha Majhe stated that the wastage tank requires cleaning only after 6-7 times of usage.
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Nearly 3,000 junior doctors in Madhya Pradesh on June 3 resigned from their posts after the high court termed their four-day strike "illegal". Earlier, the doctors working in six different government medical colleges have demanded a hike in the stipend and free COVID-19 treatment for them and their families. Although the government had assured a hike, it has not been delivered yet, said MP Junior Doctors Association president.
In an inhumane incident, a COVID-19 patient who was raped by male nurse at MP’s Bhopal Memorial Hospital and Research Centre died within 24 hours. Shockingly, the incident came into public domain a month after the arrest of accused. The 43-year-old deceased was a Bhopal Gas Tragedy survivor. Meanwhile, the police informed that the 40-year-old now jailed accused earlier also assaulted a female nurse of the hospital.
The Bhopal railway division in Madhya Pradesh have turned train coaches into isolation wards as the hospitals in the city are witnessing shortage of beds due to the rise in COVID-19 cases. The 20 coaches, deployed at the Bhopal railway station, will be functional from April 25 and patients with mild symptoms can avail the services. However, the coaches are not equipped with oxygen or ventilator support.
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Giving a health scare, a gardener is taking swab samples for COVID-19 at a government hospital in Madhya Pradesh' Raisen district. Gardener Halke Ram said that since the person responsible for the job has tested COVID-19 positive, he is handling the responsibility in absence of him. Ram is being trained by the hospital staff as well. Other staff have also been trained to tackle the work in case of emergency.
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Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan on April 8 announced new COVID-19 restrictions in the state. The state government has now extended the duration of earlier announced weekend (Saturday-Sunday) lockdown: from Friday 6PM to Monday 6AM. Asserting to control the fresh COVID-19 spike, the CM said, "My intention has never been to impose a complete lockdown." He also stated of creating containment zones in big cities.
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Bhopal-based engineer Dr Sharad K Pradhan has developed a self-propelled vehicle to clean the human waste on railway tracks and roads. Likely to eliminate manual scavenging, the easy to operate vehicle is well-equipped with suction systems, air and water sprays and a control system. Moreover, the patented product, requiring only one person to operate, separately collects dry and wet wastes and sprays disinfectants to avoid flies and insects… read-more
The Bhopal Municipal Corporation’s unique 'Kitab Ghar' initiative is collecting books from residents and redistributing them to underprivileged children. Partnering with Kabadiwala – a doorstep scrap collecting portal, the civic body provides the books and notebooks collected to BMC-run libraries, and also recycles some of them for environmental cause. Started under the Swacch Bharat Abhiyan, the initiative garnered huge support from Bhopalis… read-more
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