Press Releases

02 April 2020
02 April 2020

  • Chandigarh April 2: Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal said that the State Government has decided to roll-out Telemedicine services in the State from today onward to provide better access to healthcare services to those people who are unable to visit hospitals. Apart from this, COVID-19 hospitals have been set up at 14 places with bed strength of 3000.
  • Mr Manohar Lal informed this during a video conferencing of Chief Ministers of States addressed by Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi from New Delhi. At Chandigarh here today Deputy Chief Minister, Mr Dushyant Chautala and Health Minister Mr Anil Vij were also present on this occasion.
  • The Chief Minister suggested that though at present there is adequate stock of PPE Kits in the State and orders for additional 2.50 lakh such kits have been placed, options for the import of more such kits should be considered. Emphasizing the need of Rapid Testing, he also suggested that Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) should further augment the testing facilities to effectively combat the COVID-19.
  • While thanking the Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi for announcing Special Relief Package of Rs 1.70 lakh crore for poor, farmers and those engaged in the medical profession, he requested the Central Government to defer the repayment of Rs 4000 crore of CCL and said that RBI should take up the debt payment.
  • Mr Manohar Lal said that as compared to other States, situation in Haryana is well under control. The Non Government Organizations (NGOs), other social organizations, volunteers and people of the State are extending full support to the State Government in its fight against the Novel Corona Virus. He said that directions given by the Prime Minister from time to time and also by other Central Government departments are being followed in letter and spirit. The State Government has ensured the continuity in supply chain of all essential commodities including medicines, he said adding that Haryana has so far been successful in controlling the community transmission of the disease.
  • The Chief Minister said that about 13,500 people in the State have been kept under surveillance. The samples of 817 people who have come in contact with positive Corona virus patients have been taken out of which 546 samples are found negative. He said that at present there are only 20 positive cases in the state which are under treatment as out of the 33 positive cases, 13 patients have been discharged from the hospitals.
  • Regarding the migrant labourers, the Chief Minister said that relief camps have been set up in the State for providing them basic facilities of food and shelter. At present 13,000 migrant labourers have taken shelter in these camps wherein counseling facility has also been arranged for them. Apart from this, an arrangement of Television (TV) has also been made in few camps, he said adding that people in these camps are also being encouraged to practice Yoga, meditation and other recreational activities. He said that few labourers have also expressed their desire to do work at the local level and the same is being considered.
  • While expressing concern over the Tablighi Jamaat gathering in Delhi's Nizamuddin area, Mr Manohar Lal said that 1277 Nizamuddin returnees including 107 foreign returned have been identified in five districts of the State. He said that passports of those returned from other countries have been confiscated. Apart from this, FIRs have been registered against them and action is being taken accordingly. He said 725 such people have been kept in quarantine.
  • He said that the State Government has taken several steps to provide relief to the people especially poor in this time of need. About 13.50 lakh construction workers are being provided financial assistance at the rate of Rs 1000 per week. He said that while an amount of Rs 3000 crore has already been spent on providing relief, a provision of additional Rs 1500 crore has been made for this month.
  • The Chief Minister said that Haryana Corona Relief Fund has been set up in the State and people have been appealed to generously contribute in this fund to help the State Government to combat COVID-19 Pandemic. Apart from this, the State Government employees are also coming forward and contributing a portion of their basic salaries. More than Rs 100 crore has so far been collected through the contributions. As still there are large numbers of people who have expressed their desire to contribute in the fund, it is expected that the amount of collection would be further increased.
  • The Chief Minister said that in view of the harvesting season, farmers in the State have been advised to store crop in their
  • home as the State Government would make an arrangement of marketing of their produce in staggered way.
  • Chandigarh April 2: Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal said that in view of COVID-19, the State Government is considering taking the services of AYUSH doctors also to ensure uninterrupted quality health care services to the people. For this, online training would be provided to them.
  • Mr Manohar was interacting with the MPs of the State, Speaker and Deputy Speaker of Haryana Vidhan Sabha through video conferencing here today. The Deputy Chief Minister, Mr Dushyant Chautala was also present on this occasion.
  • The Chief Minister said that Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi during the video conferencing with Chief Ministers of States today emphasized the need to rope in AYUSH doctors also to meet the shortage of doctors that may arise in view of the COVID-19 situation.
  • While referring to the harvesting of crop and its procurement, he said that the State Government has decided to start the procurement of mustard from April 15, 2020 and of Wheat from April 20, 2020. He said that it has also been decided that instead of collectively procuring the farmer’s produce, it would be purchased in a staggered way in the mandis of the State. He said that big farmers having high yield would be requested to store their produce either in their home or any other place and added that while procuring the produce, preference would be given to the small farmers. The Government has already extended the date for repayment of crop loan by farmers from April 15, 2020 to June 30, 2020, he added.
  • The Chief Minister said that several migrant labourers who are putting in the relief camps have expressed their desire to work at the local level. He said that there are about 4500 combine harvesters in the State and efforts would be ensure that those combine harvesters who come to Haryana from Madhya Padesh also reach here.
  • He said that the Central Government has been requested to provide a relief package to the State for those farmers who take their produce in the mandis late in the season. He hoped that the government would consider the request of the State in the interest of farmers.
  • The Chief Minister said that all the ration card holders in the State would be provided ration by April 5, 2020. He said that an arrangement of packed ration has been made for those who do not have ration cards. The list of such beneficiaries should be prepared with the assistance of local leaders, NGOs and other social organizations, he added.
  • Among those present on this occasion included Chief Secretary Mrs Keshni Anand Arora, Additional Chief Secretary Health and Family Welfare Mr Rajeev Arora, Additional Chief Secretary Home Mr Vijai Vardhan, Additional Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Mr V. Umashankar and Secretary, Personnel, Training, Vigilance and Parliamentary Affairs Departments Mr Nitin Yadav.