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COVID-19 patients in Kanpur can now seek direct admission to hospitals without an official referral

Coronavirus patients can now get admitted in private hospitals in Kanpur directly!

Coronavirus patients in Kanpur are no longer required to procure a receipt from Nagar Nigam integrated control room to secure a bed in private hospitals. Any individual that tests positive for the coronavirus infection can now simply seek direct admission to any facility across the district, read reports. At the same time, only 10% of beds will be reserved at private hospitals and will be allotted category-wise, by the integrated control room. Reportedly, this order will remain in effect till 30 June.

Integrated COVID Control Room to allot 70% of hospital beds

In an order issued by the government, Kanpur hospitals have been directed to paste the list of vacant beds outside their facilities from 8 AM to 4 PM, every day. Numbers also need to be updated on the website and the control room should be kept in the loop. Further private hospitals instructed to not charge any additional fee, over the rates subsidised and regulated by the government. Strict actions will be taken against hospitals and care centres in case of mon-adherence, the order read.

Besides this, the integrated Covid Command Centre will have the authority to allocate 70% of beds in health department hospitals, along with government and private medical colleges. The remaining 30% of the beds can be given out to patients, by the hospital authority, in the event of an emergency.

Patients who are in isolation will be constantly contacted by the control room and if someone's health worsens, they will be admitted immediately. Patients who will request free treatment from the control room will be also be admitted by them. The DM has ordered to follow this issued mandate, circulated by the Additional Chief Secretary.

At present, Kanpur's aggregate tally stands at 53,512 cases. About 1,517 new cases were reported on Thursday, raising the active caseload to 14,544 infections. As per reports, 37,947 recoveries and 1,021 deaths have also been reported here.

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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