‘Black fungus should be tested, treated in initial stage’

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that coronavirus cases are decreasing continuously in State. New Corona cases in State have come down by 6000 while weekly positivity rate in 20 districts has come down by 10 per cent. He instructed that ‘Mucormycosis’ or Black Fungus disease should be tested and treated at early stage in state. Necessary equipment ‘Nasoendoscope', injections and medicines should be made available for this. It should be given the shape of a mass movement. Black fungus ..

BMC continues drain cleaning drive

As already pre-monsoon showers have started in Madhya Pradesh, the Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) has intensified its drain cleaning drive and is intended to clean all the drains before on set of monsoon. On Monday also, drains of various areas were cleaned with the help of machines. To de-silt big drains, BMC is using Poclain and JCB machines. On Monday, BMC workers cleaned drains of Ektapuri, Patel nagar, Lady Hospital, Ishwar nagar, Zinci Square, Dana Pani Road, 74 Bunglow etc...

Now, 2nd dose of Covishied after 12-16 weeks of 1st dose

The second dose of Covishied will be administered 12 to 16 weeks after the shot of first dose has been given. “The National Technical Advisory Group has recommended increasing the duration of the gap between the two doses of the Covishield vaccine. The interval between the two doses of Covaxin will remain 28 to 42 days, as before. There is no change in the duration of the Covaxin,” State Immunisation Officer Dr Santosh Shukla. For Covishield vaccine, now, online or on-site appointments will be accepted ..

Now, 2nd dose of Covishied after 12-16 weeks of 1st dose

The second dose of Covishied will be administered 12 to 16 weeks after the shot of first dose has been given. “The National Technical Advisory Group has recommended increasing the duration of the gap between the two doses of the Covishield vaccine. The interval between the two doses of Covaxin will remain 28 to 42 days, as before. There is no change in the duration of the Covaxin,” State Immunisation Officer Dr Santosh Shukla. For Covishield vaccine, now, online or on-site appointments will be accepted ..

CMCH denies treatment to Ayushman card holders, action to be taken soon

Action will be taken against Chirayu Medical College and Hospital (CMCH), which is empanelled with Ayushman Bharat Scheme, and had denied treatment to the beneficiaries of scheme – saying that all the authorities have been instructed about it. A notice has been issued by District Administration to CMCH and soon a strict action will be taken against the hospital. In a viral video about the incident where the hospital manager Gaurav Bajaj is heard saying, “This is Chirayu Medical College and Hospital ..

Sanitisation drive held at Rly stations under Bhopal divn

Bhopal Railway administration is continuing sanitisation drives at railway stations, offices, railway colonies, parcel offices, tracks, toilets, waiting hall and other public places to keep the pandemic spread at bay. In continuation to the same on Sunday, platforms, waiting room, FoB, offices circulating areas of several stations under Bhopal division were sanitized with chemical based liquid. This sanitization drive is continued at all stations under Bhopal division for over a month. Several department ..

It will not be tolerated if affiliated pvt hospitals refuse treatment: CM

It would not be tolerated if any private hospital affiliated under the Mukhyamantri Covid Upchar Yojana refuses free treatment to any Covid patient who is eligible for the scheme if their beds are empty, said Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday. The Chief Minister made the above statement while holding discussions with members of the Corona Control Core Group through video conferencing from his residence on Sunday...

RVNL to complete construction of tunnel, overpasses in Midghat by 2022

In order to minimise the incidents of trains running over wildlife, Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RNVL) has targeted to complete the construction in Budni Midghat section by December 2022. RVNL is constructing five tunnels on 26.50 km third rail line from Barkheda to Budhni under Bhopal railway division. There are also five over passes, 20 under passes and six dam being constructed for water facility to the wildlife. Besides, a borewell operated with solar power will be installed in this section that ..

Decomposed tiger carcass found in Bandhavgarh

A tiger carcass in a decomposed condition was found in Barkhedi beat of Manpur Buffer forest circle under Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve on Friday morning. ..

Parshuram Jayanti celebrated by devotees in low key affair

Parshuram Jayanti was celebrated by devotees in low key affair in State capital on Friday. During any normal time, devotees used to organise grand celebration to celebrate Parshuram’s birth anniversary but owing to corona pandemic and ongoing Corona Curfew, there was no grand celebration. Only a few devotees reached temples and celebrated the occasion by following corona protocol. Many devotees performed special pooja at their home itself. ..

Jayant Mallaiya meets V D Sharma, gives explanation

After getting show cause notices some days back in wake of party’s defeat in recently held by-election of Damoh Assembly seat, former Finance Minister Jayant Mallaiya met BJP State President V D Sharma at his residence in State capital on Friday. ..

CM Chouhan thanks PM Modi for giving money into farmers’ accounts

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has expressed gratitude towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi on behalf of farmers of State. ..

Efforts on to stop corona spread in May with everyone’s co-operation: CM

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan held a virtual discussion with members of development block and village level disaster management committee of all districts of divisions from Rewa headquarters. He said that residents of Vindhya region, are determined and committed to their decisions. Now everyone has resolved to break the corona chain. He added that with the co-operation of all, we will get success in breaking the chain of corona infection in the month of May itself. Control of corona infection ..

Ban movement in entire village if COVID patient is detected: Kiyawat

“Ban movement in the entire village if a corona patient is detected there. Entry in the village should be restricted for at least 10 days by barricading the boundaries,” said Divisional Commissioner Kavindra Kiyawat on Thursday. Kiyawat and ADGP A Sai Manohar learned about various innovations, efforts and ground reality of arrangements made for prevention of corona infection during their visit to Vidisha district on Thursday. They took stock of rural areas with Vidisha Collector Dr Pankaj Jain, ..

Director Sports Pawan Jain virtually interacts with trainers

A virtual meeting of sports trainers of all sports academy run by Sports and Youth Welfare department was held on Thursday. Director, Sports and Youth Welfare Pawan Jain chaired the meeting and discussed in length regarding sports activities and future activities. Pawan Jain spoke to every sports trainer and took information about workout, studies, vaccination of players. Sports trainers informed that currently players are doing online workout by remaining at their homes. They are also sharing ..

PM has sought copy of corona control model of State: Chouhan

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that in house-to-house survey being carried out to eliminate corona infection in state, care should be taken to ensure that no person having cold, cough, fever is left out. Each and every patient has to be searched and found and treatment should be started immediately by giving a free medical kit. Get maximum corona tests done and treat each patient. Mortality rate should be minimised with the best treatment. He said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi ..

CM praises nursing staff for work during pandemic

On International Nurses Day, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan addressed nursing staff of State through video conferencing and webcasting on Wednesday. Praising the work done by nurses during corona pandemic, he said that he salutes their service spirit and courage. He said that Florence Nightingale ‘Lady with the Lamp’ started the great tradition of nursing, 200 years ago. She used to find and treat the wounded soldiers while carrying lanterns with her during the war. International Nursing Day ..

Police deal strictly with violators of Corona Curfew

People getting indulged in argument with cops at various checking points is becoming a common picture in the State capital. After being stopped by police for their unnecessary movement on road, vehicle riders many times try to show their influence and try to call someone influential to save them from police action is becoming a common feature. Police personnel are also refusing to buckle down under any kind of pressure and taking action against the violators of corona protocol. In the meantime, there ..

Total 12,119 COVID vaccine shots administered to beneficiaries

A total of 12,119 doses of vaccine were administered in the State capital on Wednesday. Expanding the inoculation sites for beneficiaries of 18-44 years, 49 sessions were held with a capacity of 100 doses each. In this way, a target was set to inoculate 4,900 people (18-44 years) on Wednesday. Covishield vaccine was administered at 16 centres while Covaxin shots were given at the remaining centres...

Kiyawat takes stock of treatment for Covid patients at Hamidia Hospital

Divisional Commissioner Kavindra Kiyawat came into action mode and took stock of treatment and arrangements being made for Covid-19 patients at Government Hamidia Hospital. Giving strict instructions to doctors and officials, Kiyawat said that any kind of negligence in hospital will not be excused and strict action will be taken in case of negligence. Kiyawat instructed Superintendent of Gandhi Medical College Dr Jitendra Shukla, Superintendent Dr Lokendra Dave that facilities being provided to ..

State Govt hikes contribution to 14 pc in National Pension System Scheme

Mukhyamantri Covid Upchar Yojana was ratified in a virtual meeting of Cabinet held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday. Cabinet decided to increase contribution of State Government (employer) from 10 per cent to 14 per cent in the National Pension System Scheme from April 1, 2021. Cabinet approved creation of post of Deputy Chairman by dedicating post of Director General of Atal Behari Vajpayee Institute of Good Governance and Policy Analysis. Deputy Chairman ..

Passengers sans mask in trains, station premises to be penalised

In order to ensure compliance of Covid-19 protocol, Railways has started a campaign to charge penalty on passengers found without mask in trains or station premises. Continuing the same, West Central Railway (WCR) has charged penalty of Rs 1,16,550 against 1,127 passengers in April. All the three divisional offices of WCR are continuously working to make passengers as well as vendors, parcel porters and employees to use mask on mandatory basis and also maintain social distancing...

BMC starts cleaning of choked drains

With continued efforts, Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) is conducting a massive drain cleaning drive in the city. On Tuesday, BMC workers went on to clean several drains of the city. In the cleaning works workers are being helped by heavy machines as well. BMC does this practice every year under pre-monsoon preparedness drive. The cleaning work de-silts choked drains before arrival of monsoon. Notably, big drains get cleaned with the help of Poclian machine and JCB whereas small drains are getting ..

Vaccination of 18-44 years at 38 centres from Wednesday

To boost the inoculation of those between 18 and 44 years, the work of Covid-19 vaccination programme will be done at 38 centres from Wednesday. The vaccination drive against Covid-19 continued at 22 centres for 18-44 years beneficiaries, all these centres are the same where vaccination was done on Saturday. On Tuesday, the Covid-19 vaccination will halt and from Wednesday, people from 18 to 44 years will be vaccinated at 38 centres in the city. Every centre will vaccinate with 100 beneficiaries in ..

COVID assistance centres opened outside six major hospitals

On the instructions of District Collector Avinash Lavania, Covid Assistance Centres have been set-up outside 6 hospitals in the State capital for the convenience of Covid-19 infected patients and their families. These help centres will help the citizens to avail the necessary information set-up outside six big hospitals in the city. The district administration and Bhopal Smart City Development Corporation Limited started assistance centres for patients and their families affected by COVID-19 from ..

Wooden mask from Muria community of C’garh, Nakta is Exhibit of Week at IGRMS

NAKTA, a wooden mask collected from the community of Muria of Chhattishgarh was displayed under the latest and popular online series of Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya (IGRMS) entitled ‘Exhibit of the Week’ on Monday. This is the 51st exhibition under the Exhibit of the Week displayed in the audience through official website, Facebook, Instagram and twitter page of the IGRMS. In this regard Dr Praveen Kumar Mishra, Director of IGRMS, said that this series will focus on the masterpieces ..

‘Prevent corona infection by creating micro-containment zones in villages’

  Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that corona infection should be strictly prevented by creating micro-containment zones in villages where there is infection. Committees should be formed in all villages and every patient should be identified and treated immediately after conducting house-to-house survey. He said that implementation of Mukhya Mantri Covid Upchar Yojana should be started immediately in State and its benefits should also be given to already admitted patients. ..

Free COVID treatment for economically weak families implemented

 Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that State Government is committed to provide free treatment for COVID to all economically weaker families of State. In this sequence, Mukhya Mantri COVID Upchar Yojana has been implemented. Under this scheme, important decisions have also been taken for free COVID treatment of families possessing Ayushman cards. Secretary of Public Health and Family Welfare Akash Tripathi has issued a letter to all Collectors and Chief Medical and Health Officers ..

Recovery rate higher, fresh COVID cases on decline in MP

 IN continuation of declining trend of daily cases being witnessed in Madhya Pradesh, at least 11,708 fresh cases were detected on Friday. The daily coronavirus recovery cases in Madhya Pradesh continued to outnumber the fresh cases. Total cumulative recoveries stand at 5,47,447 with 4,815 new patients recovered and discharged in the last 24 hours, while with 11,708 new cases the state tally of infections neared 6.49 lakhs. To a little respite the active tally of COVID-19 cases in the State is ..

Kill Corona Campaign 3.0 starts in rural areas

  To break the chain of corona even in rural areas, Kill Corona-3 campaign has been started in rural areas as well. This campaign has been conceptualised for primary treatment of cold, cough and fever symptoms and for Covid-19 surveillance. This campaign will be conducted from May 7 till May 25. Principal Secretary, Panchayat and Rural Development Umakant Umrao exhorted primary squad to solicit help of villagers, make them aware and to connect panchayat office-bearers, Self Help Groups ..

Junior doctors call off strike after assurance from Minister Sarang

After a day-long protest of Junior Doctors’ Association (JuDA) (MP), by suspending OPD facilities of Hamidia Hospital and five other Covid hospitals in the State, the Minister for Medical Education Vishwas Sarang assured to meet the JuDA’s demands and later the protest was called off. The office-bearers of JuDA met Minister Sarang on Thursday evening at his residential office, after which Sarang made it certain that he would fulfill the long-pending demands of the MP JuDA. Notably, more than 3,500 ..

New scheme will be implemented for free treatment of corona patient

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that a new scheme is being implemented for free treatment of corona patients in the State. Under this, the poor and common people of the state, including even the middle class, will be able to get free treatment of corona in the contracted private hospitals. He said that a special package will be given by the State Government to private hospitals under Ayushman Bharat Yojana for implementation of the scheme. The Government will empanel private hospitals ..

Increase MLA discretionary fund, demands P C Sharma

Former Minister and Congress MLA P C Sharma has written a letter to Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan requesting to increase discretionary fund of MLAs from Rs 25 lakh to Rs 50 lakh. He said that through this discretionary fund, MLAs can distribute ration to poor people, can do financial assistance, can help people in treatment etc. He demanded that discretionary fund should be increased immediately. In the meantime, he also distributed milk to people who got vaccinated. He said milk helps in increasing ..

If one member in family has Ayushman card, others can avail free treatment

Government has decided that under Ayushman Bharat Yojana, if one of the family member has an Ayushman card, then other members of the family shall be entitled to free treatment. On being admitted to hospital for Covid treatment, Collector will ensure Ayushman card is prepared. Package rates increased by 40 percent: Government has increased rates of Ayushman Bharat package by 40 per cent so that private hospitals can treat Covid patients well under this scheme. These rates include room rent, food, ..

Safety shield of vaccination will protect against corona: Chouhan

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that people of State and country are being provided with a safety shield of vaccination to prevent corona infection. He was having a virtual discussions with youths in age group of 18 years and up to 45 years regarding their experiences before and after vaccination from Wednesday onwards. He informed that about 5.16 crore vaccine doses will be required in State. He informed that 45,000 Remdesivir injections have also been received on Tuesday. They are being ..

Above 18 vaccination drive hit by shortages in Bhopal

Health Department, on Wednesday, inoculated 100 people aged between 18 and 44 years against COVID-19, widening the vaccination drive to make all adults eligible for the jabs, even as state grappled to acquire more doses from manufacturers to ramp up immunisation. Due to shortage of COVID-19 vaccines, only 100 doses were administered for 18-44 age group in Bhopal. District Immunisation Officer (Bhopal) Dr Kamlesh Ahirwar told ‘The Hitavada’ that in Bhopal, vaccination for people between 18 and 44 years ..

Vaccination for above 18 years starts, youngsters show huge interest

Vaccination for 18+ beneficiaries began in Madhya Pradesh, amid a vaccine crunch on Wednesday, while permitting only 100 doses to registered beneficiaries at a centre each in all district headquarters. Besides, vaccine administration continued for those above 45 years of age. State Immunisation Officer Dr Santosh Shukla said that vaccination centre’s for 18+ beneficiaries were made at a higher secondary school in all district headquarters. The officer also said that the vaccine was administered ..

BJP stages dharna to protest violence by TMC in West Bengal

BJP staged dharna across State against Trinamool Congress (TMC), alleging that post-Assembly election, TMC workers indulged in violent activities, targeting BJP workers and offices on Wednesday. BJP leaders said that many party workers have been killed and many are injured. This act of TMC is a blot in the name of democracy. They said that BJP protest such incidents in strong manner and will not tolerate hooliganism of TMC at any rate...

BAKSA from Himachal displayed at IGRMS

BAKSA, a wooden box collected from the community of folk of Himachal Pradesh, from 1979, has been displayed under the latest and popular online series of Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya (IGRMS) on Monday. This is the 50th exhibition under the Exhibit of the Week displayed in the audience as The first Exhibit of the Month of May, through official website, Facebook, Instagram and twitter page of the IGRMS. In this regard Director of IGRMS Dr Praveen Kumar Mishra, said that Indira Gandhi ..

‘RT-PCR reports of patients should reach within 24 hours’

The RT-PCR reports of corona patients should reach to them within 24 hours, make a network, connected to the virology laboratories, and also appoint a nodal officer for the same, said Divisional Commissioner Kavindra Kiyawat on Monday. The Divisional Commissioner gave the above directions to all Collectors and CMHOs in Bhopal Division. Kiyawat said that to prevent coronavirus infection from spreading it is necessary the persons concerned receive their reports on time. If the infected person is identified ..

Sanitisation done in sensitive areas by BMC health squad

On Monday, sanitisation carried out in containment areas near banks , grocery shops. With four multi-noozle spray sanitization spray carried out in Shahjehanabad Police Control Room, Palamari Hospital, Bank Colony, 6 number stop, Kotra Sultanabad, Bhadbada road, Nehru Nagar, Ibrahimpura, Moti Masjid, Purushottam Nagar, Budwara, Naveen nagar etc. Special sanitisation campaigns wearing PPE kits carried out in containment zones. All precautions is being taken while carrying out sanitisation at pavements ..

Akanksha Sharma joins CM’s ‘Yog Se Nirog’ campaign

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has been joined by other volunteers in his ‘Yog Se Nirog’ campaign. District yoga instructor Akansha Sharma will take part in this noble cause. Under this, she made her usual yoga classes free for all on her Facebook and Instagram page, Yogamantra. The classes will run in the morning from 7 to 8 am. Yoga instructor Akanksha Sharma is committed to provide free online training to all through her online classes through Facebook. She will also start a yoga class within ..

Only way to break corona chain is to stop infection there itself: CM

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the only way to break the chain of corona is that where there is infection, it has to be stopped there itself. Create a micro containment zone and stop corona there itself if there are cases of infection in villages, mohallas, streets. Chief Minister Chouhan gave the above remarks while addressing a meeting of Corona Control Core Group from his residence on Sunday. All the ministers and officials concerned were present in the meeting. Chouhan said ..

Covid Care Centre started at Police Hospital

To save lives of police personnel from corona infection, Covid Care Centre has been started at police hospital in Bhopal. DGP Vivek Johari inspected this Covid Care Centre and took stock of arrangements. He expressed his satisfaction over the treatment arrangements. In the meantime, he instructed that in case of empty beds, treatment should be also provided to common people. On this occasion, ADG SAF Milind Kaneskar, ADG Welfare Vijay Kataria, ADG Bhopal Zone A Sai Manohar , DIG Irshad Wali, Commandant, ..

‘Door-to-door survey, isolating suspect most effective way to curb COVID’

Continuing Sehore inspection till Saturday late night, Divisional Commissioner Kavindra Kiyawat visited Community Health Centre, Rehti and also took stock of arrangements made to enforce ‘Corona Curfew’. Divisional Commissioner Kavindra Kiyawat directed Nasrullaganj Tehsil Sub Divisional Officer Dinesh Tomar to form a team of Asha and Anganwadi workers, teachers to launch a door-to-door survey in urban and rural areas so that the persons infected with the corona can be identified early...

State Cyber Cell in action against rising online thefts

Additional Director General of Police, State Cyber Cell, Yogesh Choudhary said, “with rising demand of COVID-19 related medical stuffs, the city is witnessing various cases of online theft”. According to him criminals are found assuring folks about the availability of various emergency commodities like medicines and injections online. They enlist their numbers over various social media platforms as suppliers. The people who are needy and have no other source call them and are asked to pay advance ..

Shop in Chunabhatti sealed for violating norms

A grocery shop was sealed in the State capital’s Chunabhatti area for the owner opened it amid the lockdown that has been imposed to contain the novel coronavirus. Seeing a shop named Kabuliwala open many citizens gathered at the shop to buy necessities. As soon as this information reached to the officials of district administration, a team was sent here to take action. Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM) TT Nagar, Sanjay Shrivastava, along with officials of district administration and of police department ..

Awareness on senior citizens’ helpline number to start in city

Helpline number awareness for senior citizens will be done by BMC vehicles and COVID volunteers support group .As lockdown is extended in order to facilitate senior citizens this will be done the Madhya Pradesh Department of Social Justice and disabled welfare has started toll free number to help senior citizens during COVID-19 lockdown...

COVID-19: Bhopal, Indore remain worst-affected

Bhopal and Indore continue to remain worst-affected from corona pandemic. Both are having highest number of corona patients in comparison to any other parts of State. Even the detection of new patients per day is more in both cities in comparison to other cities. Earlier, Bhopal used to report lesser cases than Indore. But now, it seems, Bhopal is competing neck to neck with Indore in terms of reporting of new corona patients per day. Now there is hardly any difference between the new cases reported ..

‘Sarokar’ provides insurance cover to crematorium workers

Sarokar Institution headed by BJP’s State Secretary Rahul Kothari has come forward to provide insurance cover to crematorium ground workers who are risking their lives while cremating the dead bodies of COVID patients in Bhopal. Sarokar institution provided life insurance policies having insurance cover of Rs 2 lakh to at least 50 people working at crematorium grounds of Bhopal...

Large oxygen plants will be set up in all divisional headquarters, assures CM

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that large oxygen plants should be set up in all divisional headquarters of state. He instructed officers to take immediate action in this regard. He was addressing a review meeting with core group from residence through video conference on Tuesday. Members of the Covid Core committee, ministers and officials attended the meeting online...

Minister Sarang, Collector, DRM inspect 300-bed isolation centre at Bhopal Stn

Medical Education Minister Vishwas Sarang on Sunday inspected the arrangements of the 300-bed Covid Care Centre setup inside 20 coaches at platform-6 of Bhopal Railway Station. In a commendable initiative amid this pandemic, isolation coaches have been prepared by Bhopal Railway Division, in which 300 beds are available. In these isolation coaches, asymptomatic patients or patients who have more than 3 or 4 members in their family will be able to get their treatment here. All the health facilities ..

Admission of Covid-19 patients begins at Bhopal Railway Station’s PF No 6

Isolation coaches installed at platform number 6 of Bhopal Railway Station started admission and treatment of COVID-19 patients on Sunday. There are 20 isolation coaches with 320 beds for patients. Patients will be admitted on these beds with consent of district administration. Bhopal railway has also arranged doctors, nurses, pharmacists and attendants for further treatment of patients...

Mansarovar Ayurvedic Medical College starts critical Covid Care unit

With two ventilators, four NIV (non-invasive ventilation) and 29 oxygen beds, a Critical Covid Care unit began at the Mansarovar Aurvedic Medical College and Research Centre, Kolar in Bhopal on Sunday. The admission of patients here will begin from Monday...

Barricading: City turns into cantonment zone

The mismanaged installation of barricades in the State capital, done to restrict unnecessary movement, continued to hassle even those allowed moving during the lockdown. With the onset of Corona Curfew the city was turned to nothing less than a cantonment zone. Each and every road and square saw barricading and police patrolling. This was done by the administration with intent to limit Bhopalites to their doorsteps citing the Covid-19 spread...

‘Janata Curfew’ extended till May 1 as cases rising rapidly

As covid-19 cases are rising continuously in the city, the district administration following fresh directions of the State Home Department, on Sunday extended ‘Janata Curfew’ till 6 am on May 1. Earlier, the lockdown was enforced till 6 am, on April 26. During Janata Curfew, markets will remain closed. Apart from essential services all other activities will be restricted completely. During lockdown period, daily activities, private and Government organisations, shops, hotels, establishments and all ..

Task Force to curb black-marketing of oxygen, Remdesivir: Dr Narottam Mishra

Home Minister Dr Narottam Mishra on Sunday reviewed the measures for strengthening arrangements to deal with the corona epidemic with senior officials at the police headquarters. He instructed to form a task force to stop the black marketing of oxygen and Remdesivir injections. Director General of Police Vivek Johri and other top officials were present in the meeting. Dr Mishra gave instructions to make necessary arrangements while expressing his anxiety about the jawans doing duty in the police headquarte..

Ensuring oxygen is top priority of Govt: CM

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that ensuring oxygen supply is top priority of State Government in the management of COVID infection. On Saturday, more than 11,000 people have recovered after winning battle against corona. The positive effect of Janata Curfew is visible and positivity rate has stabilised in State. There is a need to identify areas having higher infection rate at district-level. Strategies for infection control will have to be developed at micro level after studying areas ..

Party workers should show humanity during crisis period: V D Sharma

State BJP President V D Sharma and BJP State Organisation General secretary Suhas Bhagat virtually addressed party office-bearers, elected representatives and workers in meeting convened in connection with ‘Seva Hi Sanghathan Abhiyan -2’ on Saturday. They said that present time is tough than the previous corona wave. Henceforth, party workers and office bearers should keep themselves safe and get involve into work to ensure success to ‘Seva Hi Sanghathan Abhiyan -2’ by striking balance with government ..

CM virtually participates in National Panchayat Awards 2021

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan virtually participated in a programme of distribution of National Panchayat Awards 2021 and distribution of e-property cards under Swamitva Yojana. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched distribution of e property cards through video conference. Union Minister of Panchayat Raj Narendra Singh Tomar was also present in the programme held in New Delhi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi transferred prize amount as grant-in-aid in accounts of winning Panchayats under National ..

Book black-marketeers of Remdesivir under NSA: CM

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that action should be taken against black marketeers of Remdesivir injection under ‘Rasuka’, National Security Act (NSA). For those who give false rumours and misleading information regarding oxygen supply, action should also be taken against them. He was virtually addressing high-level meeting on status of corona transition from residence. Corona Curfew effective with public support. He said that the way public has come forward for Corona Curfew and everyone ..

Kin of patients helpless as many hospitals face shortage of oxygen

“I’ve just seen my father’s condition, he is in deep pain due to shortage of oxygen supply, and I am helpless as a son,” said son of a corona patient, who was undergoing treatment at Nirvana Multispecialty Hospital in Bhopal. A staffer of this hospital said that they were facing shortage of oxygen from past three days and that the hospital has now began referring patients to other hospitals, as the oxygen supply will last one hour only...

Sagar Group starts 500-bed COVID Care Centre in Ratibad

A 500-bed COVID Care Centre was started at a college of Sagar Groups in Ratibad area for the treatment of asymptomatic corona patients. Medical Education Minister Vishwas Sarang along with District Collector Avinash Lavania and other officials inspected the arrangements made there for the patients. Sarang said that those corona patients who are facing problem in getting isolated at their homes and those with mild symptoms can get admitted to this COVID Care Centre. The facility of 300 beds had already ..

Police act tough for effective enforcement of curfew

During the Corona Curfew, roads remains barricaded and only alternative roads are opened for emergency vehicles like ambulances, vehicles transporting oxygen cylinders and vice versa. Apart from this, vehicles of permitted persons are also being allowed to move. But there is strictness on those people who unnecessarily come out of their homes in vehicles. Police presence has increased in city and they are seen moving in their patrolling vehicles and deployed at various points to check the unnecessary ..

Over 50 Corona Curfew violators locked in jail van

More than fifty COVID-idiots were locked in the police jail van for violating the ‘Corona Curfew’ imposed in State capital to contain the novel coronavirus. Collector Avinash Lavania and DIG Irshad Wali themselves took to the street and asked the people seen on roads, their reason to come out of the house. Notably, the Collector has given strict instructions to all the officials that people should stay inside their homes and not come out unnecessarily, wear face masks, to follow social distance and ..

Social organisations demand a ‘common helpline’ for grievances of COVID patients

Various social organisations, groups wrote letters to the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chouhan. They have appealed for immediate decision on the availability of COVID related facilities, availability of oxygen, beds and medicines. Meanwhile, social organisations and various youth groups have taken several initiatives to control the deteriorating situation. Social organisations and groups have written point-by-point stating their concerns and challenges which includes patients are ..

Second COVID wave hampers defence production at OFK

Second wave of COVID-19 pandemic is proving troublesome for defence production at Ordnance Factory Khamaria. Most of the officers and employees are quarantined or undergoing treatment after being infected with COVID-19. Absence of majority of the staff had badly hampered defence production work to meet annual production target for year 2021-22. OFK has been given annual production target worth above Rs 1,700 crore but including around Rs 1,200 crore for the Indian Army, Rs 300 crore for Air Force, ..

Cong MLA Sharma breaks 21-hr fast, demands Govt to follow court order

Congress MLA P C Sharma ended his twenty-one hour fast by consuming juice from the hand of a small girl in Bhopal on Tuesday. He said that State Government should hand over entire arrangements related to corona disease to the Army. Interacting with media, he also informed about the directions given by Madhya Pradesh High Court to Madhya Pradesh Government on his petition. He said one of the directives is to provide Remdesivir injection to needy within one hour. Testing should be increased to prevent ..

‘Janata Curfew till April 30 to break the chain’

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that effective implementation of Janata curfew is necessary in every city, street-locality, village till April 30 to break the chain of corona infection. The Chief Minister said that he himself will talk to corona patients living in home isolation to get information regarding guidance, treatment, medical kit and their level of satisfaction. The in-charge ministers have also been instructed to monitor the arrangements of the District Command and Control Centre ..

Ranking of collectors will be done on basis of positivity rate: CM

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that Collectors will be ranked on basis of positivity rate of districts of Corona infection. Effective implementation of Janata curfew should be ensured in all districts till April 30. Kill Corona Campaign -2 should be launched in severely affected districts. Every effort should be made to improve the arrangements of Home Isolation and Covid Care Center. He was virtually addressing district collectors from his residence. He said that people with minimum ..

Now, BMC office to remain open only five days a week

Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) office will remain open only for five days in a week. Due to rise in corona cases, this measure has been taken to avoid overcrowding in the office.Besides, efforts will also be made to ensure proper health check and screening of BMC officials. Sanitisation is also being carried out at ward offices. The BMC Health Squad working in containment areas has been asked to undergo screening regularly. Municipal Commissioner KVS Chaudhary has issued these instructions to ..

People’s movement on vehicles increases during evening hours

People continue to move on roads on their vehicles even during the Corona Curfew. Though police checking is continuing to check unreasonable movement of people in vehicles but during evening hours, road rush increases on road. Though, presence of vehicles continues to remain low in comparison to normal days. Moreover, market lanes remains empty as police is strict enough nor to allow anyone to open the shops. Police personnel moves in police vehicles and two wheelers to ensure strict implementation ..

CM announces 3-month free ration to eligible poor consumers

In the ongoing battle against corona infection, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced that all eligible poor consumers of State will get three months ration free from fair price shops. In the meantime, he said that infection should be prevented in cities and towns as well as villages of the state. Those who are safe in villages be safe and should not go out. Ensure infection control by creating a containment zone where there are more infected patients. In every situation, chain of transmission ..

Major fire breaks out in restaurant in ten number area

A major fire broke out in a two story restaurant in ten number market area. The flames of fire were several feet high and smoke was billowing out. On getting information, fire brigades were sent from different places to control the fire. The fire tenders struggled for more than an hour to control the fire which was becoming monstrous and becoming threat to nearby shops. Panic gripped local area in the wake of this fire incident. The flames were so high that they could be seen from long distance...

Ensure patients get COVID-19 test report within 24 hrs: Divnl Commr

“All necessary facilities should remain available at all the Fever clinics being operated in the district and it should be ensured that the Covid-19 patients receive their corona report within one day after the test,” said Divisional Commissioner on Monday. The Divisional Commissioner issued the above instructions to the Chief Medical and Health Officer Dr Prabhakar Tiwari and other health officials in the district. Kiyawat has directed the Chief Medical and Health Officer to ensure data feeding of ..

Total 27 per cent students appear in UPSC examination

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) and National Defence Academy (NDA) have conducted its examination at more than 50 centres in Bhopal on Sunday. Amid the scare of COVID pandemic only 27 per cent applicants appeared at centres to write the exam. There were 15,773 candidates registered for the exam. Experts said that general above 40 per cent students appear in UPSC exam but this year students did not appear at centres in scare of the pandemic. Even many parents did not allow their ward to visit ..

BCLL facilitates candidates to attend UPSC NDA, NA-I Prelims exam in city

Bhopal City Link Limited (BCLL) looks after the transportation of the passengers in the city and provides them with safe and comfortable journey. In the tough times of COVID-19 pandemic BCLL assisted students who have their centres for National Defence Academy (NDA and NA-I) examinations in the city here on Sunday. BCLL is working in a joint effort with Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) who is conducting this exam. The students from all over the countrytook part in the examination...

Minister Sarang inspects AIIMS Covid Centre

Medical Education Minister Vishwas Kailash Sarang visited AIIMS Covid Care Centre on Sunday to inspect facilities being provided to corona patients. He inquired about the availability of Remdesivir injection and oxygen. On this occasion, Sarang also admitted the needy people to AIIMS...

Tourism Deptt holds webinar to mark ‘World Heritage Day’

On the occasion of World Heritage Day, a webinar on ‘Heritage - Perspectives for the Future’ was organised jointly by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India and Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board. Principal Secretary Culture, Tourism and Managing Director of Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board, Sheo Shekhar Shukla informed that this webinar was organised for public awareness of cultural, historical and natural heritage of the country and the state to protect, promote and preserve them. In the webinar, important ..

Medical Education Minister Vishwas Sarang reviews health facilities

Medical Education Minister Vishwas Sarang has instructed that care should be taken to ensure that no patient should face problem. He said that to keep constant communication with the nodal officers. He has directed that the SDM should maintain communication with hospital of its circle. He was reviewing the efforts being made for the corona patients in the auditorium at the Smart City office in Bhopal on Saturday. He said that number of beds is being continuously increased, so that patients can get ..

Increase corona tests, reports should be ensured in 24 hrs: CM

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that number of corona tests should be increased and its report should be ensured within 24 hours. The system of home isolation should be strengthened and free medical kit should be given to every patient living in home isolation. He said that facilities of beds, oxygen, injections, medicines, etc. should be provided unhindered in hospitals in State for treatment of corona. Also, information about these facilities should be made available to the public through ..

Sanitisation carried out on road-side plants, pavements

On Saturday, sanitisation activities were carried out at Ban Ganga, Ambedkar Colony, Shabari Nagar, Shiv Nagar, Nelbad, Chunna Bhatti, Ashok Vihar, Abhiruchi Complex. Kushipura, Dashmesh Nagar, Padnambh Nagar, Bajraia Thana, Ashoka Garden thana and Rajeev Colony. Sewage cleaning tanks are being utilised for sanitisation at different areas. On regular basis spraying of disinfectant is being carried out. Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) team was seen spraying chemicals on the road-side plants and ..

Police cracking whip on people moving unnecessarily on roads

To check unnecessary movement of people in city, police personnel are stopping every vehicle and if reasons are not valid then action is being taken against vehicle riders under Section 188. Since March 20 till date, action has been taken against 1,550 people. On Saturday, action was taken against 60 people for violating Section 144 rule. Since 9 pm Monday till 8 pm Saturday, action was taken against 600 people. This is being done to strictly enforce corona curfew. Likewise, police is also cracking ..

Effective plan will be developed for corona control: Chouhan

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that in view of spread of corona pandemic in State, all efforts are being made to make arrangements for treatment and control through public awareness. In order to face this disaster and challenge effectively, suggestions are being sought from senior doctors, people from medical field and those with vast experience in mass communication and people connected to medical and nursing home association and public concerns. He was attending a meeting of State-level ..

Main roads barricaded to curb traffic flow in containment zones

More barricades have been placed in many areas in the city to curb traffic. Barricades have been placed on main roads and narrow regions in containment zones of Kolar, Shahpura and Govindpura. In MP Nagar, access to main areas to zones 1 and 2 has been restricted. In Sant Hirdaram Nagar, the major intersections have been barricaded, big barricades were also placed on small squares and streets...

Roads’ barricading continues during curfew

The barricading of important roads continues during corona curfew in Bhopal. However, alternate routes remained opened for usage by people in case of emergency. The curfew has certainly reduced traffic flow in substantive manner but then also, there is not full control on flow of traffic. On roads, several vehicles could be seen moving and police continued its operation to check unnecessary movement of people. ..

Cops keep tab on unnecessary movement of vehicles

Even as flow of traffic became less on roads due to on going Corona Curfew but vehicles, comparatively less in number to normal days, continued to move on roads. Cops have barricaded the main roads to prevent unnecessary movement of vehicles. Moreover, cops kept checking vehicle to ensure that no one should move unnecessarily on road. Cops were seen stopping vehicles and asking that where they were going and in connection with which work. Some people were also returned to their home when they failed ..

Flouting of COVID SOPs continues, BMC collects record spot fine

Flouting of COVID-19 norms (SOPs) continued at public places. People are still not serious about wearing masks and adopting measures to prevent corona. In last fifteen days more than a lakh cases of COVID SOP violations have been registered. Bhopal Municipal Corporation along with district administration is carrying spot fine drive daily. On an average Rs 30,000-Rs 40,000 is being collected on daily basis. The number of violators of the corona guideline is also a matter of surprise due to the outbreak ..

CM interacts with corona volunteers, members of Jan Abhiyan Parishad

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said, “The Government is making every possible effort to deal with corona crisis, but without the active support of public, we will not be able to win this battle. It is necessary that every person becomes aware to end corona infection. Everyone has to understand that to wear a mask, keeping a distance of 2 yards, washing hands frequently and not leaving the house until necessary is very important till corona infection ends.” The Chief Minister said that it ..

BMC issues notices to zonal officers for not achieving target in vaccination drive

Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) issued notices to zonal officers for not achieving target of corona vaccination drive. Municipal Commissioner KVS Chaudhary has issued notices to 9 zonal officers. The notice was issued to officers for not achieving vaccination target on April 11, 12, 13. They have been asked to get target of 200 vaccinations per day. They have been given stipulated time of three days. In Bhopal, vaccination centres have been set up in all the 85 municipal wards and Sanjeevani ..

NCDC secures 68.87 million loan from Deutsche Bank

The National Co-operative Development Corporation (NCDC) has secured Euro 68.87 million (Rs 600 cr) loan from Deutsche Bank, Germany’s largest bank, for onward lending to co-operatives in the country. An agreement was inked between NCDC and the German bank in this regard in presence of the Union Agriculture Minister, Narendra Singh Tomar in New Delhi. The minister also presided another first, signing of an agreement between the Indian Chamber of Commerce and NCDC to boost farmers linkages with ..

Temperature fluctuation continues, thundershower warning for places

An upper air cyclone has formed over western Rajasthan due to the effect of western disturbance near Afghanistan. Also trough from Goa to Tamil Nadu remains. As these two systems remain active, there is a continuation of moisture. Due to this, there are thunderstorms in the districts of eastern region of Madhya Pradesh. According to meteorologists, a western disturbance is going to reach north India on April 14. Due to this, the weather is expected to remain cloudy for three to four days. During this ..

3,106 people vaccinated in all 85 wards of city: BMC

On Tuesday, around 3,106 people were vaccinated in different wards in city. Bhopal Municipal Corporation Commissioner KVS Chaudhary reviewed the arrangement in wards and ensured that COVID -19 compliance is being followed by the employees and hospital personnels deployed in wards. The vaccination centres have been started in all 85 wards in the city in 19 zones. Other facilities like sitting arrangements, water supply and other basic amenities in these centres are also being monitored on daily ..

Cops keep check on vehicle movement during Curfew

Police remained deployed at various points to check unnecessary movements of vehicles during corona curfew in Bhopal on Tuesday. Barricading of roads was done at various places and owing to this reason, vehicle riders, who have been exempted under certain conditions, have to take the long route to reach their destinations including offices. Barricades were put up at Misrod road, Veer Savarkar Bridge, Tallaiya Temple Road area, New Market locality, MP Nagar and other places of city including old city. ..

JP Hospital doc resigns, alleges misbehaviour by MLA PC Sharma, ex-corporator Guddu

The corona nodal officer and medical specialist of JP Hospital, Dr Yogendra Shrivastava submitted his resignation alleging misbehaviour by Congress leaders after a patient died here on Saturday. The family members of the patient, Takht Singh Shakya (40), have claimed alleged negligence in treatment by the doctors. A video footage of the incident went viral over social media in which Congress MLA, P C Sharma and former corporator Yogendra Singh Guddu are seen talking to the doctor. Dr Shrivastava is ..

Adequate arrangement of beds, oxygen, medicines in hospitals: CM

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that there is an adequate arrangement of beds, oxygen, medicines, injections etc. in hospitals for treatment in all districts of State. COVID Care Centers are being set up in every district. Adequate number of beds is being increased in all districts for future requirements. Private hospitals are also being contracted. He said that all ministers should start working on war footing in their respective areas for prevention of corona infection, treatment etc...

Corona condition more serious than last year: CM

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that corona crisis in the State is unprecedented. Conditions are more serious than last year. State Government is constantly active towards arranging for treatment, spreading public awareness, but real fight against corona is being fought only by nurses, paramedical staff, anganwadi workers, ASHA workers. The Chief Minister was addressing the health sector personnel of all districts of the State including nurses, paramedical staff, compounders, ward boys, ..

106-year-old gets first shot of vaccine at Berasia

A 106-year-old woman was administered first shot of COVID-19 vaccine at Berasia in the State capital on Saturday. Kamli Bai, a resident of Bilkho village in Berasia, according to her Aadhaar card, was born on January 1, 1915. She had reached the inoculation centre in Berasia to receive her first jab of the COVID-19 vaccine...

30K+ active COVID cases take toll on health facilities in State

  Madhya Pradesh reported the biggest spurt of 4,882 daily COVID-19 infections on Friday, crossing the 4,000 figure for the third consecutive day.  With Friday’s addition, the State now has over 3.27 lakh confirmed infections and 23 more fatalities, pushed the death toll to 4,136. Just in the first nine days of this month, Madhya Pradesh has detected more than 31,000 cases, adding, on an average, 3,000 cases every day, data released by the State Government shows. The ..

Shocker: 6-yr-old gangraped by uncle, grandpa

  The Kolar police have arrested two men who raped a 6-year-old girl and gave her a samosa and Rs 20 to keep shut. The accused are grandfather and cousin uncle of the minor victim, police said. The accused had raped the minor girl a week ago and had threatened the girl to death on telling anyone. According to police reports, the 25-year-old complainant is a labourer and lives in Kolar with her two children, a 3-year-old boy and a 6-year-old girl. On Thursday evening, the girl told her mother ..