Indore to get a Genome Sequencing Lab at MGM Medical College!

Once this laboratory is set up, samples will be checked for different viruses and varied COVID strains in the city itself.

Adding to the medical infrastructure available in Indore, a new genome sequencing lab shall be established on the premises of MGM Medical College. Reportedly, the District Commissioner, Dr. Pawan Kumar Sharma, issued directives for the tender process on Wednesday, to procure new machines and equipment for the upcoming centre. Once this laboratory is set up, samples will be checked for different viruses and varied COVID strains in the city itself, without the hassles of examinations in Delhi.


Hastened investigation of samples to benefit the administration

With the inception of the new facility, Indore is set to have amplified resources for gauging the state of the pandemic. After the start of operations at this lab, samples would be tested quickly for the presence of different COVID strains, given the reduction of transportation time. Further, it has also been reported that the city might soon face the need for a similar centre in the private sector too.

Focused steps being undertaken to combat the third wave

As per reports, the commissioner summoned a departmental meeting of officials, where the preparations for tackling the effects of an expected third wave were assessed. This meeting was attended by the Dean of MGM Medical College, Dr. Sanjay Dixit, heads of various departments from the institute, CMHOs and other medical experts. As per reports, it was stated that different COVID variants are being analysed at different levels.

Additionally, the commissioner has asked for a detailed report in the next meeting so that streamlined interventions can be initiated. In view of the anticipated third wave, it is essential that the medical fraternity is completely prepared to deal with it. Thereby, the commissioner has instructed CMHOs to implement measures for training doctors and paramedical staff for sound treatment and care of pregnant women, newborn babies and children. Reportedly, the authorities informed that the training schedules have already commenced in half of the districts.

200 new teachers to be hired via the upcoming recruitment drive at Lucknow University!

The LU management will conduct recruitment for the posts of Professor, Assistant Professor and Associate Professor.

In order to fill the vacant positions across various departments, Lucknow University will soon roll out the plans for the induction of nearly 200 teachers and academics. As per reports, the varsity administration will conduct recruitment for the posts of Professor, Assistant Professor and Associate Professor. It is expected that the schedule for online registrations will be announced soon and the process will be executed in alignment with the May 2021 orders.

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Free medical aid to be provided to the underprivileged in UP under a new healthcare campaign

Any beneficiary linked to this scheme can receive free treatment worth ₹5 lakh at any listed hospital in India.

The state of Uttar Pradesh has launched a new campaign to facilitate free medical aid to the underprivileged. As per reports, the service has been provisioned for the people who are not covered by the security of the Ayushman card of Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (Ayushman Bharat) and Chief Minister Jan Arogya Yojana. A golden card will be issued to the beneficiaries, who can avail of zero-cost treatment worth ₹5 lakh at any of the impaneled hospitals in the country.

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10 special centres set up across Indore for focused vaccination of pregnant women!

These sites have been established at medical centres and hospitals where regular care is provided to pregnant women.

In a bid to boost the vaccination program in the city, the authorities in Indore have started a focused drive for pregnant women. Under this initiative, a total of 10 inoculation centres have been set up in Indore. While 5 of these shall cater to the residents in the rural areas, the other five shall aid in the immunisation of urban dwellers. Notably, these sites have been established at medical centres and hospitals where regular care and treatment are provided to pregnant women.

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Thunderstorm & rain in store for Goa today; IMD issues orange alert for July 30-31

Relief work to help those affected by the massive rainfall, is currently underway.

The monsoon spell has cast a widespread effect across Goa, washing the North and South districts with short spells of sporadic rains in the morning today. As per reports, these light to moderate showers will be accompanied by thunderstorms through the day. The showers may clock around 11.5 cm to 20.4 cm in rainfall in the next 24 hours.

As such. the IMD has also warned against very heavy downpour activity in isolated regions. Meanwhile, an orange alert has further been raised for July 30-31 amid forecasts of torrential rains.

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Mumbai Metropolitan region to get 1st data centre under Yondr-Everstone's $1 bn joint venture!

Hyper-scale data centres shall also come up across Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai and National Capital Region (Delhi).

In an attempt to boost the information technology infrastructure of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region, a new data centre has been proposed under a joint venture of Yondr and Everstone groups. Reportedly, the two firms have collaborated on a $1 billion project for setting up hyper-scale data centres across different parts of India. The global developer, owner-operator and service provider firm, Yonder aims to scale up the connectivity through its partnership with the private equity company, Everstone.

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COVID testing marks a significant dip in Indore in the 3rd week of July!

The daily count of tests lies in the range of 7,000 to 10,000 while the state administration orders call for 10,000 daily tests.

After the second wave of the pandemic ushered unprecedented problems for Indore, the situation is gradually diffusing in the city. As per the latest reports, the testing figures have marked a significant downfall recording a 12% dip in the third week of July, as compared to the first week. Reportedly, the authorities stated that the sampling has reduced due to citizens' reluctance, changing weather conditions and fewer symptomatic cases at fever clinics.

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