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Government hospitals in Lucknow & other UP districts to offer OPD services for all, Friday onwards

The UP government has decided to roll out non-COVID services at all state community & primary health centres from tomorrow.

In a bid to bolster the state health infrastructure beyond COVID facilities, the Uttar Pradesh government has decided to launch OPD services for general patients at all community and primary health centres, Friday onwards. An order issued in this regard, by the Additional Chief Secretary of Health and Family Welfare, highlighted that various patients are suffering due to the poor availability of non-COVID services. He also mentioned that It is important to restore general patient care and in wake of the same, several instructions have been passed on to the districts, to ensure other treatment facilities simultaneously.

Health provisions to get a major boost at state-run CHCs & PHCs

The state order directed that to start surgical services at all district hospitals with absolute care and caution, in line with the COVID guidelines. "Planned surgeries may be scheduled after an RT PCR/TruNat negative report," the notification further read. Besides this, post-COVID care will also be offered at district centres, under the supervision of the designated physician, physiotherapist and mental health experts.

A fever clinic is also assured at each primary as well as community health care centre and the order further mentioned that patients reporting fever and influenza-like illness must be kept in isolation, away from other patients. These clinics should also include the scope of COVID screening. Along with this, out-patient and in-patient services must also be started at all such medical facilities in the state.

The directive even stated that patients undergoing treatment at the centres must be referred to the level-2 facility, so that treatment is initiated in quick succession of proper sanitisation activity. Along with this, all districts hospitals and care centres have been tasked to ramp up the facilities and expertise to ensure that all services are extended to pregnant women. Procedures such as ante-natal care, childbirth and even C-section must be resumed. Steps must be taken to restart urban health centres, the order said.

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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