Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan inaugurated several new infrastructure facilities at the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), Imphal on March 1.
Newly inaugurated facilities include a new MRI block with 3-Tesla MRI machines, new PG ladies hostel of 100 capacity (G-3), a Neuro block, and a College of Nursing (new block).
Member of Parliament RK Ranjan Singh, Rajya Sabha MP Maharaja Sanajaoba Leishemba, and Director Prof A.
Santa Singh of RIMS and other dignitaries also graced the occasion.
In his address at the Jubilee Hall of RIMS, Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan lauded the RIMS authorities for enabling the completion of the infrastructure projects despite the hardships being faced while procuring equipments, particularly the imported Tesla MRI machine amidst the COVID-19 induced lockdown.
Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said that the country has seen 780 deaths due to Covid in the last 24 hours. The recovery rate has also come down to 91.22%. The Union Health Minister said that 149 districts have not seen a case of COVID in last 7 days, 8 districts have not seen a case in last 14 days, 3 districts have not seen a case in last 21 days, 63 districts have not seen a case in last 28 days. ‘Right now 0.46% of the active critical patients are on ventilators, 2.31% are in ICU and 4.51% are on oxygen-supported beds. Our fatality rate continues to come down,’ the health minister said. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan holds 24th meeting of the High-level Group of Ministers to review the situation of outbreak and preparations and said that the country is having some positive news as 149 districts have not seen a case of COVID in last 7 days. "149 districts have not seen a case of COVID in last 7 days, 8 districts have not seen a case in last 14 days, 3 districts have not seen a case in last 21 days, 63 districts have not seen a case in last 28 days," the minister said. "1,19,13,292 have totally recovered in the country. Our recovery rate, which at one point of time, in last 2-3 months had even gone up to 96-97%, has now come down to 91.22%," the minister added. "At the time of our last meeting we had 1,53,847 deaths in whole country and today we have 1,67,642 deaths. At that time it was 123 additional deaths and today it is 780 additional deaths every day. Right now 0.46% of the active critical patients are on ventilators, 2.31% are in ICU and 4.51% are on oxygen-supported beds. Our fatality rate continues to come down. Right now it is at 1.28%," he added.
Odisha Health Minister, Naba Kishore Das has written to Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan requesting supply of at least 10 days stock (or 25 lakh doses) of Covishield vaccine to the state immediately for effective vaccination of the targeted population. Das said, “We have stock of 5.34 lakh doses of Covid-19 vaccines. With this stock, we will be able to continue vaccination for the next two days.” Odisha has reported 791 new Covid-19 cases, 266 recoveries and one death in the last 24 hours, according to the State Health Department on Wednesday. The death toll due to COVID-19 in the state stands at 1,923. Watch the full video for more.
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The Manipur State Film Development Society (MSFDS) celebrated golden jubilee of Manipuri cinema. Chief Minister N Biren Singh inaugurated the program at the Palace Auditorium of MSFDS, Imphal on April 9. Manipuri feature films, documentaries, northeast focus section were screened. Apart from felicitating veteran filmmakers, pioneers of Manipuri cinema, and artists, the Chief Minister also distributed Chief Ministergi Artistesinggi Tengbang (CMAT) pension and financial assistance to beneficiaries.
Manipur Regional Saras Fair 2021 is underway in Manipur. The fair is being organized to promote the local artisans and weavers of the state to showcase their products. Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister Thongam Biswajit Singh inaugurated the eight-day long Regional Saras Fair, 2021 at Iboyaima Shumangleela Shanglen, Palace compound, Imphal East. The Regional Saras Fair is being organized by Manipur State Rural Livelihoods Mission (MSRLM), Department of Rural Development, and Panchayati Raj. The fair will conclude on April 10.
To promote e-mobility in the state, Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh distributed e-autos to 65 beneficiaries including 9 women at an event held at Kangla in Imphal, Manipur on April 07. For betterment of environment, Singh stressed the need to replace all the diesel autos with e-autos by providing grants and loans from the Government. The monetary assistance of Rs. 1, 40,000 was granted to beneficiaries for the purchase of the e- rickshaw. The initiative is being taken by Manipur State Action Plan on Climate Change to curve the risks and vulnerabilities.
The practice of traditional salt-making is reminiscent of the past for villagers of Ningel. The village with around 50-60 households have managed to preserve the practice of salt-making. Despite the onslaughts of packed iodized salt available in the market, the villagers have been using traditional salt produced from the saline well known as "Thumkhong Hutpa". Ningel Village has three salt-wells of which two are cemented and the remaining oldest one is a wooden structure known as Ching-Yenjin. The salt-wells are believed to be around 45 feet in depth with a cylindrical diameter of around 6 feet. These handfull of salt makers have been urging the government of Manipur to give them better technology to preserve this dying profession.
Chief Minister N Biren Singh received his first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on April 11 at the launch of 'Tika Utsav' at Imphal's Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences. "Took my 1st dose of COVID-19 vaccine at JNIMS during the launching of Tika Utsav (11th-14th April 2021). I appeal to all those who are eligible to take the vaccine. Stay safe from the second wave. Together, let us make our State and the Country COVID-19 free," the Chief Minister tweeted. Meanwhile, the cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country crossed 10 crore mark on April 11.
Imphal police along with Narcotics and Affairs of Border (NAB) unit raided a brown sugar laboratory at Chesam Muslim Mayai Leikai in Imphal West district on April 1. A team led by Saklemba Rajkumar, Additional Superintendent of Police/NAB, Amarjit Singh Lamabam, Superintendent of Police (operations) and K Bobby, OC/NAB PS arrested the suspected female named Chesam Maibam Sahera (30) from her husband Chesam Ayub Ali's house, who used to operate the laboratory. The officials also informed that the husband of accused, Chesam Ayub Ali, is at large.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk said on Wednesday that people can now buy a Tesla car with Bitcoin. He further said that Bitcoin paid to Tesla will not be converted to fiat currency and will be retained as bitcoin. Musk on Twitter wrote, 'You can now buy a Tesla with Bitcoin.' He further noted, 'Tesla is using only internal & open source software & operates Bitcoin nodes directly. Meanwhile, the Indian government is looking at imposing a ban on crypto-currency trading, mining and investments in the country.
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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on March 28 laid foundation stone for extension of terminal building at Gorakhpur Airport in Uttar Pradesh. Civil Aviation Minister (Independent Charge) Hardeep Singh Puri was also present during the event. Dignitaries also flagged off an Alliance Air flight from Gorakhpur to Lucknow under RCS-UDAN on this occasion. Nand Gopal Gupta, Minister of Civil Aviation, Uttar Pradesh; Ravindra Shyamnarayan Shukla 'Ravi Kishan' MP (Lok Sabha); Shiv Pratap Khukla, MP (Rajya Sabha); Jai Prakash Nishad, MP (Rajya Sabha) and Dr. Radha Mohan Das Agrawal, MLA Gorakhpur Urban (U.P.) Shri Anuj Agrawal, Chairman, AAI, and other senior officials of AAI were also present during the event. The existing terminal building commissioned in the year 2018 was designed to cater 100 passengers and has an area of 1890 sqm. The passenger traffic at the Gorakhpur airport has grown exponentially in very short span of time. Thus, to increase the passenger handling capacity of the airport and make the airport suitable for Airbus 320 type of Aircraft, AAI has planned the extension of the existing terminal building at a cost of Rs 26.87 crore. Spread in an area of 3440 sqm, the extended terminal will be equipped with 10 check-in-counters and two conveyor belts in arrival hall. The new expanded building will have escalators, lifts and enough space for a restaurant and commercial activities. Airports Authority of India (AAI) under the Ministry of Civil Aviation is committed to develop airport infrastructure in the country and provide the world-class services.
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