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In a bid to promote Madhya Pradesh's domestic health infrastructure, the state government is mulling over the establishment of its first Medical Devices Parks in Ujjain. As per reports, the move comes under the banner of the Union's 'Promotion of Medical Devices Parks' and is pegged to reduce the cost of medical devices here, promoting independent and affordable health provision across all districts.

Notably, a 200-acre plot at Vikram Udyogpuri has been earmarked for the medical park by virtue of its location, near Indore - the commercial capital of the state and the Delhi-Mumbai expressway.

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In a step to curb the spread of COVID-19, the authorities of Maharashtra and Indore have taken an important decision on Monday. As per reports, the airport authorities of Indore have made a negative RTPCR report mandatory for all passengers coming from Maharashtra. The decision has been taken by the health department and airport officials of Indore after estimating the growth in the daily passenger traffic from Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune and Gondia to the city.

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21 new dengue cases have been detected in the last 24 hours in Indore. With this, the cumulative tally of this vector-borne disease in the city has crossed the 1000-mark. As per reports, out of the total number of new cases reported yesterday, 10 were children.

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In yet another move to encourage people to get the second dose of the COVID vaccine, the Indore District Administration and Health Department have decided to rope in school students. The idea behind this initiative is to directly reach out to pupils' parents and motivate them to get fully vaccinated against the pandemic. As per reports, students of classes 1 to 12 will be included in the intensive social programme.

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The state of Madhya Pradesh has geared up to achieve 100% COVID immunisation by the end of this year. In a formal notification issued on Saturday, the administration has slated the launch of a special vaccination drive across all districts to achieve the aim. As per reports, the targetted programme will take off from November 15 to ensure that all state citizens get the COVID jab by December 31.

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Amid the overall pandemic dip, a new subvariant of the COVID-19 Delta mutation threatens to spill new infections and troubles, especially for the people of Indore. As per a genome sequencing report of the National Centre of Disease Control (NCDC), around 7 cases of AY.4 - a sublineage of the Delta variant- have been detected in the district. Notably, the new mutation is presently a 'variant of interest' and not much is known about its transmissibility, virulence and overall severity.

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A fresh spike in the patient tally of Indore's dengue cases was reported on Monday. According to the health bulletin, 14 new cases were tested positive for the vector-borne disease in the last 24 hours. Out of the fresh surge, around 10 men and 4 women, including two children were found to be infected. After the recent surge, the total dengue cases of the city have crossed the count of 570, raising concerns amongst the health department.

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Aiming for complete immunisation of the target population in Indore, the Health Department has urged the state government to impose strict restraints on those overdue for the second COVID-19 jab. After a downward trajectory of COVID cases in the city, citizens have started ignoring the grave nature of the situation. Reportedly, over 7 lakh people are yet to take their second dose and the laid-back attitude of the public is raising concerns among health officials.

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A fresh surge of 15 new dengue cases was reported in Indore on Tuesday, pushing the cumulative tally to 415 infections this season. As per reports, around 8 men and 7 women tested positive for the vector-borne disease in the last 24 hours here, even as children nurse the highest share of the infections clocked in until now. Data records reveal that around 87 cases of the season total have been reported among children. This suggests that every fifth dengue infection in Indore plagues a child below 15 years of age.

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Indore has reported the highest dengue cases in 6 years. As per reports, around 17 fresh cases were recorded here in the past 24 hours, taking the total tally to 384 cases. According to the health department, around nine males and eight females contributed to the day's dengue count, marking the rise of an endemic in the city.

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Indore is currently facing twice the troubles amid a rampant dengue rise and the fear of a forthcoming third wave of COVID-19. Reportedly, the district has been recording a surge in dengue cases for over 2 consecutive weeks now, pushing the caseload to over 300 this month. As per the health department, about 19 and 22 new cases were clocked here on Monday and Tuesday, respectively, taking the cumulative count to 307 patients.

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