Nine Medical institutes were launched in Uttar Pradesh by PM Narendra Modi on October 25. Reportedly, eight medical institutions come under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme for "Establishment of new medical colleges attached with district/ referral hospitals". While the one comes under the state government. The scheme intends to address the current geographical imbalance in the distribution of medical colleges, and make better use of the… read-more
Mumbai has reported 463 fresh COVID-19 cases on October 20, taking the total active cases to 4,550. Besides, the city reported 4 deaths, taking the death toll to 16,192. Reportedly, the number of active cases in the metropolitan city stands at 7,51,957. Further, as many as 40 buildings have been sealed by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to avoid virus spread due to the ongoing pandemic.
Swiggy announced that it will provide a two-day paid monthly period leave to its regular female delivery agents, on October 20. The delivery agents can take the said leaves voluntarily in the month. This decision was made to ensure comfort to the female delivery partners. Notably, more than 99% of the females working in the firm are below 45 years of age, and almost 89% of them have a child.
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Owing to 14,146 fresh COVID cases, India recorded a daily lowest total since March. However, 144 deaths were recorded, taking the new death count to 4,52,124. Besides, Delhi and Mumbai reported 21 and 1,533 fresh cases respectively. Around 11,00,123 tests were done on October 16, whereas, the total tests conducted in the country stand at 59,09,35,381. The next 3 months will be crucial for our country, says the Centre.
The government is planning to celebrate the extravaganza moment of reaching the 100 crore vaccination mark by making announcements at airports, seaports, railways, bus, and metro stations. The health minister stated that the target is expected to be accomplished by October 18 or 19. Furthermore, he stated that there are plans to activate 80,000 vaccination centers so that more people could come forward and take the vaccination shot.
The Department of Food and Public Distribution has asked major oil-producing states to take required measures to ensure the reduction in the prices of edible oils. The directions have been given to eight states, including Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, and Uttar Pradesh. The reduction would thereby help in bringing down the food inflation levels, by providing relief to customers if prices reduce by Rs 15 to 20 per kilogram.
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In a remarkable achievement, as many as 2,494 medical oxygen generation plants have been authorized at government hospitals in 112 days across 733 districts in India. It's a capacity to produce 3,324 tonnes of medical oxygen per day. Notably, 100% of the sanctioned plants are fully operational in 22 states and Union Territories. Reportedly, the government took the crisis as an opportunity to install these plants at hospitals.
The government has notified the new Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Rules, 2021, that revised eligibility criteria for abortion, making it up to 24 weeks, which was previously up to 20 weeks. The eligibility criteria are also considered in cases of women who want to change their marital status during pregnancy, like widowhood or divorce, and even in cases of rape, incest, or sexual assault.
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.
Andhra Pradesh government is set to open recruitment for 14,200 posts in different Primary Health Care Centers, Medical Colleges, and Teaching hospitals. During a review meeting on the prevailing COVID situation, CM Reddy stated that recruiting process will begin from October 1 and continue till November 15. Besides, he also ordered officials to provide the best medical services in government hospitals amid the rising active cases in the… read-more
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