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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.

Unity Day celebrations underway in Lucknow; know about Sunday route diversions here:

Check full list of route and traffic diversions in Lucknow on Sunday

Traffic movement will be affected in Lucknow on Sunday (October 31) on account of a National Unity Day programme at the KD Singh Babu Stadium. The Deputy Commissioner of Traffic Police, Lucknow, Raees Akhtar has released an order to announce all restricted routes and alternate diversions applicable here. Due to the rehearsals of the event, the traffic movement was affected today also.

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Surgery & casualty wards to soon become functional at South Goa District Hospital

Outpatient departments (OPDs) are already operational at the new South Goa District Hospital.

The multi-storied South Goa District Hospital (SGDH) is being upgraded with new facilities to lessen the load off older hospitals and health institutes. As per reports, the new hospital is likely to house the surgery and casualty departments soon in a bid to clear space at the Hospicio Hospital. Earlier also, all outpatient departments (OPDs) were relocated to the spacious new SGDH for the same reason.

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Mumbai local trains to operate at 100% capacity from today!

The suburban train services were suspended on March 22, 2020 on account of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

After running restricted operations for over a year, Mumbai's local train services are all set to resume with 100% seating capacity from today. This is being done in order to account for the increased flow of commuters on the trains. Till now, the Central and Western Railways had been operating with 1,702 and 1,304 services respectively, which account for 95.75% of their total capacity. Today onwards, this number will go up to 1,774 in the CR division and 1,367 in WR, thus making complete use of the total capacity on the two lines.

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Atal Indore City Transport bags national award for Excellence in Urban Transport

Indore CNG bus fleet is a 'green' step towards environmental protection.

After winning several titles in the cleanliness category, Indore has now managed to create another record for itself. The Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has recognised the Atal Indore City Transport run by the Indore Municipal Corporation with an Award for Excellence in Urban Transport. Reportedly, this honour marks Indore as the 'City with Most Innovation Financing Mechanism' for managing its public transport services.

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​Two Paralympics Gold medalists from Jaipur get nominated for Khel Ratna Award

This is the first time in the 30-year-old history of Khel Ratna that 2 players from the city are being conferred the award.

Two Paralympics players from Jaipur have been recommended for the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Award, the highest rank for sports in the country. Notably, this is the first in the 30 year-old-history of Khel Ratna that 2 sportsperson from the same city will be conferred with the award. The two nominated players are Avani Lekhara and Krishan Nagar, who bagged gold medals at the Tokyo Paralympics 2020.

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The Lucknow centre of Sports Authority of India has set up a new weightlifting hall in the city, in order to give a boost to the sport. Spread over 15,000 square meters, this circular building has ample space to allow 100 players to practice at a single time. Pegged to be the largest in India, this hall is equipped with 26 platforms and machines worth 1.5 crores. These platforms can also be increased in number, as per need.

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