Delhi team to replicate the 'exemplary' Mumbai Model for pandemic control in the national capital

BMC's Mumbai Model has garnered laurels for diffusing the COVID threat & impact in a short time.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation devised an effective pandemic control strategy, the 'Mumbai Model' to mitigate the impact of the second wave peak in the MMR, effectively. Impressed by this multi-thronged yet detailed approach, a Delhi government team on Wednesday, informed that it plans to replicate the layout in the national capital to diffuse the coronavirus spell. A study team visited Mumbai from Delhi to learn about the intricacies of the combination defence lineup, against the perils of the COVID pandemic.


Mapping the intricate details & strategies of the 'Mumbai Model'

The BMC Commissioner informed that the civic body walked a study team from the Delhi Health Department through the various agencies of the Mumbai Model. This party, consisting of Dr. Sanjay Agarwal, Dr. Dharmendra Kumar and others, were taken around the major COVID-19 facilities across Mumbai and fully appraised about the credible COVID defence set up.

"They learned about the decentralisation achieved through ward war rooms, successful management of oxygen supply, jumbo hospitals set up in a short span of time. They visited the jumbo hospital at NSE Grounds in Goregaon, the Seven Hills Covid hospital and other locations," the BMC Chief informed.

They also saw the war-room operations in two different wards to understand the overall patient management system and the strategy of hospital bed allocation. Methods of patient counselling, medical examination, hospitalisation and the role of BMC teams, was tracked by this study team.

As per reports, the visiting team also held a special meeting with the Additional Municipal Commissioner and also attended a computer presentation. The Delhi team too, lauded the 'exemplary work of the civic body and stated that it would implement the pattern in the national capital.

Optimum use of available resources

The study team from Delhi also cultivated the importance of optimum utilisation of available resources. They analysed that the 1,800 bed Seven Hills Hospital managed to provide oxygen supply to patients with a supply of 18 tonnes of LMO daily. A similar hospital in Delhi with equal - 1,800 beds used 32 tonnes of LMO, almost double of the Mumbai capacity, per day,

Besides this, the BMC also explained how it established six temporary jumbo COVID field hospitals in a short span to ensure a total of 8,915 beds for the COVID positive patients. The BMC Chief also highlighted how a team of 4,000 workers were mobilised from different parts of the state, where the patient load was low, to provide round the clock services in the MMR.

The BMC's various models to counter the COVID threat in the past year, including the 'Dharavi Model', have earned several global accolades. These policies and strategies are being replicated in other Indian cities and countries around the world, for their effective and immediate response.

Lucknow's NimbleQ presents an interactive parent-kid workshop on cryptocurrency for 1-10 graders!

Register ASAP for an hour of fun-filled knowledge session on Sunday, June 27!

As the world recovered from the financial crisis of 2008, we witnessed the emergence of a new form of digital currency. Through the past decade, this decentralised virtual money has evolved internationally into the dynamic world of cryptocurrency and it carries countless possibilities for the future today!

While this revolution changes its face every day, you can be ahead of the race by starting out early. So if you wish to equip yourself and your kid for the future, Lucknow's NimbleQ is here to guide you with an interactive parent-child (Grade 1 to 10) workshop on cryptocurrency! Register now by clicking here!

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Holistic education takes a leap in Lucknow with booming opportunities for young kids!

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Join Parent-Child Workshop on ABC of Cryptocurrency- https://bit.ly/2TJqSd8

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Lucknow University students demand a reduction in exam fees through a Twitter campaign!

Labeled 'No exam, no fee', the drive by the distressed pupils of the institute asks for a reduction in the exam fees and course fees.

Amid the ongoing circumstances of the pandemic, Lucknow University had recently announced offline examinations for last year and end-semester students. Expressing discontent over the fees levied by the varsity, a group of students have initiated a social media campaign on the microblogging site Twitter. Labeled 'No exam, no fee', the drive by the distressed pupils of the institute asks for a reduction in the exam fees and course fees, given the tumultuous situation of the present day.

As per the schedule released by the university, examinations for last year's students shall commence from August 10 and the examinees are asked to fill forms by July 10.

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Lucknow's Padmashree Mohd. Shahid Stadium to be developed as a centre of excellence for hockey

This step will help to nurture local talent and develop an aptitude for sports in the state, which has a rich history in the game of hockey.

A residential centre of excellence in hockey will soon be established in Lucknow, in a bid to promote the national sport across Uttar Pradesh. Centred at the Padma Shri Mohd Shahid Synthetic Stadium, this advanced academy will be the first of its kind in the state. The UP Director of Sports informed that players who have already appeared in prominent leagues, such as the nationals, will receive training here.

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Lucknow University announces MCQ-format offline exams for final year students

Pupils of other years enrolled in degree and diploma courses will be promoted based on internal marks.

Lucknow University has announced that last-year/end-semester students of all undergraduate and postgraduate programs will have to sit for offline examinations in the upcoming days. As per reports, these assessments will have multiple-choice questions to be solved within a stipulated period of time. Further, pupils of other years enrolled in degree and diploma courses will be promoted based on internal marks, according to the latest decision by the varsity administration.

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Universities in UP directed to send degrees to students by post

The decision ensures that students receive their degrees on time.

The pandemic has affected the education system in a huge way. Even though online classes have replaced physical classes, staying at home for such a long duration has taken away a lot of opportunities from students of schools and colleges alike. In such times, the authorities are trying their best to provide assistance and tackle all the hurdles. And now, in an attempt to timely award degrees to college students, new instructions have been given to universities across UP.

Chancellor of state universities & UP Governor, Andiben Patel has directed Vice-Chancellors of Universities across the state to send college degrees to students by post. The decision was formalised in an online review meeting of two state institutes, Lucknow University and Bathkhande Music Institute Deemed University and ensures that students do not have to run for their degrees.

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All engineering & polytechnic students in UP to take online exams in July!

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