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Upcoming 1,000-bed COVID hospital in Lucknow to strengthen city's medical infrastructure

Lucknow recorded 6,598 new COVID infections on Friday, witnessing an all time-high!

In order to increase the facilities for treatment and management of COVID patients, Lucknow will house a 1,000-bed hospital dedicated entirely to the infected citizens. At a recent meeting with the District Commissioner, Chief Medical Officer, zonal officers and members of Team-11, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh stated that the hospital shall be established soon. He has prompted the concerned authorities to assure quick implementation of plans, in regards to setting up this facility.

OPD services suspended in all hospitals, teleconsultation available

The state authorities have asked all private and government centres to conduct COVID tests with full potential. While the norms and rates have already been established by the administration, district quality control teams must ensure adherence to the laid guidelines.

Given the inflating infection rates, OPD services have been suspended across all hospitals in Uttar Pradesh and only emergency wards are functional. For all medical services other than COVID, citizens have to use the teleconsultation route. Additionally, Chief Minister Aarogya Melas have been cancelled till May 15.

It has been ordered that the DM, CMO and Police Chief must conduct daily meetings at Integrated Command and Control Centre to decide the further course of action. Subsequently, the Chief Minister's Office must also be apprised of all circumstances and associated measures.

CM asks to ensure ample supply of oxygen & Remdesivir injections

Through the Chief Minister Helpline 1076, the state authorities must ensure regular contact with all patients in hospitals and home isolations. Further, the CM has mandated to amp up cleanliness, sanitisation and fogging activities in all rural and urban areas of the state.

All hospitals have been asked to maintain an adequate supply of oxygen. In this regard, the 24*7 control room set up by the Food and Drug Administration Department, will assure that all oxygen requirements are sufficiently met. Keeping in view the uncertain circumstances, the department has also been asked to increase its stocks of the Remdesivir injections.

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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