Shimla | TNR
The Himachal Pradesh government has made it mandatory for all tourists to produce RT PCR negative reports on entering the state, in view of the rising cases of Covid 19.
Decision take at Cabinet meeting
The decision was taken at a Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Tuesday evening, following a sharp spike in cases which stood at 856 on July 26 to 1300 currently.
The Himachal Pradesh State Disaster Management Authority issued an advisory on the decision on Wednesday.
Expressing concern over the situation, the government has also decided to impose restrictions on festive celebrations during the ongoing month of monsoon.
A decision in this is expected to be taken during the next Cabinet meeting.
Number of beds to be doubled at Choupal hospital
The state government will double the beds at Choupal hospital shortly. The Cabinet also approved filling up 45 vacancies that currently exist for medical and para-medical staff.
The meeting also decided to re-employ a medical superintendent who had worked under former Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, for a period of one year.
In addition, the Cabinet approved construction of new buildings replacing old ones at the police line in Mandi. The office of the superintendent of police will be shifted from its present location as per the new orders issued.
Badgao school to be named after martyr
Shimla’s Badgao school will be named after Satish Kumar who was martyred on July 2001 during ” Operation Rakshak”.
Likewise, Bhed school in Bilaspur district will be named after martyr Pratap Singh. The Cabinet meeting also decided to name a peak in Kinnaur as Mount Ibex.