In view of Coronavirus infection, tourists coming from outside in Uttarakhand have been banned. The Uttarakhand government has issued an order in this regard on Friday. Earlier, the Himachal government had also issued this order. The BJP office in Dehradun has also been locked down.
Under the Epidemic Diseases Act 1897, Uttarakhand Epidemic Diseases COVID-19 Regulation was given in 2020. Entry of all domestic and foreign tourists to Uttarakhand has been banned till advance orders using the powers. Advisory has been issued by Secretary Medical Health and Family Welfare, Nitesh Jha.
At the same time, the state government has appealed to the elderly above 65 years and children below 10 years to remain at home till 31 March. This advice has also been given in the advisory issued by Secretary Medical Health and Family Welfare Nitesh Jha. It has been appealed that all persons above 65 years of age, other than those working in medical professionals and other essential services, should remain at home till 31 March.
Appeal to people to stay at home
Amid the fear of Corona, the staff of the Government Gandhi Centenary Hospital in Dehradun appealed to the people to stay in their homes. At the same time, after finding three trainee IFS corona positive, the Forest Research Institute (FRI) has been completely closed.
Because of this, people living in FRI are not able to go out for necessary work. People are very upset by this. At the same time, the FRI Registrar has issued a notice that from March 21, all the necessities of the campus will be made available in the Officers Club.
Dr. Vimal Nautiyal, Vice-President, Defense Colony, Dehradun, said that keeping in view the coronavirus infection, the entire colony has been taken under the purview of quarantine.
Till 31 March, all entry into the colony has been barred except for essential services. On Thursday, after the call of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, people on social media are appealing to each other for ‘Janata curfew’ on 22 March.
Aadhaar center closed in Nainital
Keeping in view the corona virus infection, District Magistrate Savin Bansal has banned the operation of Aadhaar centers in the district till further orders. There are orders to close the Aadhaar center established in Tehsil, Block Development Office, Post Office, Banks, BSNL Offices, Government Schools and other institutions.
So far three positive, 82 samples were found to be negative
The Health Department has sent 19 samples of fatal coronavirus infection to the Medical College Haldwani on Thursday. So far, three positive, 82 samples were found to be negative.
According to the bulletin issued by the Health Department, a total of 19 samples have been sent from Dehradun, Nainital and Haridwar districts on Thursday for examination. Five samples from Coronation Hospital, three from Max Hospital, two each from AIIMS Rishikesh, Military Hospital, ONGC Hospital, Women’s Hospital Haridwar, one from GMC Haldwani and District Hospital Nainital were taken for examination.
For the prevention of coronavirus infection, the Health Department has provided 474 Isolation Beds across the state. Apart from this, action is being taken to increase the number of beds in other districts.
413 people monitored in homes
To prevent the spread of virus infection, the Health Department has put 413 people in quarantine in homes across the state. While 41 people are being monitored in hospitals.
All the trainees of the Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy, who came from abroad, were sent for IFS sample examination. In which two more trainee samples were found positive. Both have been shifted to Isolation of Doon Hospital. The rest of the trainees’ reports have come negative. District Magistrates have been ordered to completely ban the entire FRI sector. All gates will be closed.
– Dr. Amita Upreti, Director General Health
There will be no shortage of medicines to deal with Corona
There will be no shortage of medicines in the state to deal with the dreaded coronavirus. According to an assessment by the Department of Drug Control, pharma companies established in Uttarakhand can manufacture 110 crores tablets and 44 lakh bottle syrup in eight hours.
220 pharma companies established in Haridwar, Dehradun and Udham Singh Nagar districts of the state are manufacturing different types of medicines. Uttarakhand accounts for 18 percent of the total pharma business in the country.
Drug control department has assessed the production capacity of medicines in the state to deal with the spread of coronavirus. The department claims that the established pharma industry across the state can make adequate quantities of medicines in an eight-hour shift. Due to this, there will be no shortage of medicines to control virus infection in the state.
Approved to make sanitizer
The government has approved Hindustan Unilever, Pritam International and other firms to make sanitizers. This will keep the availability of sanitizer in the market.
The Health Department has adequate medicines, masks, sanitizers available for prevention of coronavirus infection. For the supply of medicines, production capacity of pharma industries established in the state has been assessed. Due to which there will be no shortage of medicines in the state.
– Dr. Pankaj Kumar Pandey, Commissioner, Drug Control Department