Tribune News Service
Shimla, April 6
Keeping in view the surge in Covid-19 cases in Himachal Pradesh, the state government today decided to restrict the gatherings in the marriages to 50 in indoor and maximum 200 in outdoor, besides a maximum attendance of 50 persons during funerals.
The decision was taken during a meeting held here today under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur to review the Covid-19 situation in the state. It was also decided to postpone the Swarnim Himachal Rath Yatra which was to commence on April 15, 2021 on the occasion of launch of Golden Jubilee of Statehood of Himachal Pradesh.
The Chief Minister said that the decision to organize Himachal Swarnim Rath Yatra in the state would be taken after the situation normalizes. The Chief Minister directed the Health Department to take effective steps for enhancing the bed capacity in the government hospitals so that if coronavirus cases rise, infected persons could be provided better treatment facility. He also stressed on contacting private hospitals of the state for making arrangements of beds for coronavirus patients.
He said that the government was fully geared up to check the spread of this virus and there was no shortage of oxygen cylinders, vaccine, PPE kits, face masks and hand sanitizers.
“Very soon, extra beds would be made available in Ner Chowk Medical College for Covid patients and newly passed batch of 28 nurses would be deployed in Nahan Medical College,” he stated. He said that bed capacity would also be enhanced in Hamirpur and Nahan medical colleges to meet the rising demand.