Press Releases

02 July 2020
02 July 2020

  • Chandigarh, July 2- Union Home Minister Mr. Amit Shah today appreciated the dedicated efforts made by various departments and officers, who under the leadership of Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal has worked as a team for containing the spread of COVID-19 Pandemic in the State. Besides this, he directed for adopting a common strategy for the containment of COVID-19 infection in National Capital Region including Delhi.
  • Mr. Amit Shah was reviewing the COVID-19 situation in the NCR region including Delhi with the Chief Ministers of Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi, through video conferencing. Deputy Chief Minister, Mr Dushyant Chautala was also present on this occasion while Health Minister Mr Anil Vij joined through Video Conferencing.
  • Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal said that the State Government has so far distributed 1500 pulse-oximeters to asymptomatic patients in the National Capital Region (NCR) districts of the State for the regular monitoring of oxygen levels during home isolation. Orders for additional 1000 such oximeters have also been placed to carry out door-to-door monitoring of oxygen level of such patients so that people having low oxygen level could be admitted in the hospitals for treatment.
  • The Chief Minister said that though 13 districts of Haryana falls in the NCR area yet five districts of Rohtak, Jhajjar, Sonipat, Faridabad and Gurugram are most affected from COVID. He said that however, as a result of various steps taken by the State Government and augmentation of health facilities in the State, the recovery rate of patients has been considerably increased from 32 per cent to 70.75 per cent in the last seven days.
  • While assuring that the suggestions that have emerged out from the today’s Video Conferencing would be followed by the State Government, the Chief Minister suggested that health projections should be revised from time to time according to the actual situation so as to prevent the spread of panic among the people. He said that as per the projections, the State Government has sufficient number of isolation beds and ICU beds available in its hospitals. He said that there are 1061 ICU beds in NCR districts whereas the number of critical patients is only 61. Apart from this, the target of testing has also been increased from 4000 per day to 5000 per day. He said that at present, 3500 rapid testing per day is being done in Gurugram and the same would be started soon in other adjoining districts also. An arrangement of 15,900 isolation beds have been made in both government and private hospitals in the State, he added.
  • The Chief Minister said that an experiment has been started in Gurugram under which 17 Aggressive Containment Zones have been set up for conducting door-to-door survey and to take the symptomatic patients to hospitals for treatment.
  • While referring to various steps taken for the containment of COVID-19 in the State, the Chief Minister said that on the call made by the State Government, 70,000 volunteers including doctors and paramedics are offering their services in this hour of need. Apart from this, 750 newly recruited doctors have joined in different hospitals of the State. He said that the supply chain system has been further strengthened to provide financial and other assistance to the needy, poor and labourers. As many as 20,000 local committees have been constituted in the State for identifying such beneficiaries. In addition, 87,000 Distress Ration Tokens (DRTs) have been distributed to provide ration to those people who do not have any ration card.
  • Mr Manohar Lal said that with a view to ensure swift transmission of information and timely delivery of essential services to the people, Whatsapp Groups of various departments have been created for maintaining proper coordination between them. Apart from this, special helpline service has been started; he said adding that 1006 doctors have so far given consultation to the people through telemedicine services. He said that four helpline numbers have also been started to provide assistance in case of health and transport.
  • He said that the State Government has made special arrangement of 100 trains and 5600 buses for ensuring the return of willing migrant labourers and workers to their home states in a safe and systematic manner. He said that the situation of industry and labour is normal in the State. As the industries in the State have restarted their operations, workers have started coming back to Haryana. The State Government has given permission to 40.50 lakh such workers to work in different industrial establishments across the State. Also, the revenue stream of the State has also come to normalize. The VAT collection has reached to 75 per cent and it would be increased to 100 per cent gradually.
  • He said that the suggestions given in the today’s conference for the containment of COVID-19 especially in the NCR regions would be implemented by the State Government in letter and spirit.
  • Among those present on this occasion included Chief Secretary Mrs Keshni Anand Arora, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Mr Rajesh Khullar, Additional Chief Secretary Home Mr Vijai Vardhan, Additional Chief Secretary Medical Education and Research Mr Alok Nigam, Principal Secretary Industries Mr A.K Singh, Principal Secretary Labour Mr Vineet Garg, DGP Mr Manoj Yadava, Deputy Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Mrs Ashima Brar, Secretary ,Personnel, Training, Vigilance and Parliamentary Affairs Departments Mr Nitin Yadav, Commissioner, Food and Drugs Administration, Haryana Mr Ashok Meena and other senior officers of the State Government.
  • Chandigarh, July 2- The 18th meeting of Shri Mata Mansa Devi Shrine Board (SMMDSB), Panchkula which held under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal here today approved various new works worth of about Rs 45 crore including establishment of a Diagnostic Centre with OPD facility in the Shri Mata Mansa Devi Shrine premises to provide treatment facilities to the people on subsidized rates. Besides this, the Chief Minister also directed to explore the possibility of transferring additional 10 acres of adjoining and unutilized land of Haryana Shehri Vikas Pradhikaran (HSVP) to SMMDSB for providing amenities to the devotees in a planned manner.
  • A total of 25 agenda items were taken up in the meeting. Speaker Vidhan Sabha, Mr Gian Chand Gupta and Chief Secretary, Mrs Keshni Arora were also present in the meeting.
  • The Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal who is also the Chairman of the Shri Mata Mansa Devi Shrine Board directed the concerned officers to start the process for the construction of building of Diagnostic Centre at the earliest. He said that besides the retired doctors, services of medical practitioners associated with different NGOs should also be taken for providing medical facilities to those visiting the Diagnostic Centre which would come up on land measuring 4 Kanal and 6 Marla. The Diagnostic Centre which would be built, managed and run by the Shri Mata Mansa Devi Shrine Board would be equipped with all modern and latest facilities. The treatment and test facilities in the Diagnostic Centre would be provided on the subsidized rates.
  • While reviewing the progress of work for the setting up of Sanskrit College in Shri Mata Mansa Devi Shrine Complex, Mr Manohar Lal directed the Higher Education Department to take possession of land at the earliest and initiate the process for the construction of the building. The Sanskrit College which would be named as Shri Mata Mansa Devi Sanskrit Mahavidhylaya would come up over 2.10 acres of land. It was informed that the admission process would be started from the coming session and till the time the building of Sanskrit Mahavidhylaya is constructed, classes would be started in vacant hall at upper ground floor of Shri Mata Mansa Devi Dharmarth Bhandara Committee.
  • He also issued directions for taking up the matter with the Ministry of Ayush, Government of India for setting up of National Institute of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy at Shri Mata Mansa Devi Shrine Complex. The Shrine Board has provided 20 acres of land in its complex for the setting up the institute to the Ministry of Ayush. The Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi had laid the foundation stone of this project last year and it entails an expenditure of Rs 278.66 crore.
  • It was also decided in the meeting that a second entry would also be opened in the Shri Mata Mansa Devi Temple for open view and darshan. At present, the queues of devotees are formed through an entry shed provided on the right side of the temple. Apart from this decision was also taken for the construction of a shed in Chandivas Mandir near Morni, the work on which would be started next week. Apart from this, retaining or boundary wall of the Mandir would also be constructed. Notably, during his visit to Kali Mata Mandir, Kalka recently, Mr Manohar Lal also visited Chandivas Mandir where he was requested for the construction of a shed and boundary wall in the temple.
  • It was informed in the meeting that construction work of the new Corridor connecting passage of Main Mansa Devi Temple and Patiala Temple would be completed by October this year at an estimated cost of Rs 1.20 crore. Similarly, the work for the construction of Old Age Home near Laxmi Bhawan premises would be completed by September 2021 with an estimated cost of Rs 10.49 crore. This 5-storeyed building would have the capacity to accommodate 52 persons.
  • Chandigarh, July 2– Haryana Government has asked all the Administrative Departments to issue necessary instructions to their field officers regarding implementation of Jansahayak Mobile app.
  • Giving information in this regard, an official spokesman said that all the Administrative Secretaries, Head of Departments, Managing Directors, Divisional Commissioners, Deputy Commissioners and Registrars of Universities were directed to ensure implementation of Jansahayak Mobile App which was launched on April 25, 2020 by Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal. He said that it is a one-stop mobile app for citizens who wish to seek any kind of services from the state. The Jansahayak application allows citizens to connect Haryana government for multiple services and their request will be submitted to concerned department and their district-level offices.
  • He added that to make the app operational, various Districts have been provided with login id and passwords. There is a help option for both Citizens and District Administration – they can share their issues or seek support on email id The spokesman further informed that the officers concerned have to ensure timely delivery of services to the citizens and it is necessary to fix timeframes for the delivery of services. Accordingly, the TAT (Turn and Around Time) for various services has been fixed. Also, the Field offices of various departments have to follow a certain Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for each service they deliver. Such SOP has been finalized in consultation with the Deputy Commissioners.
  • The spokesman further added that the departments concerned also have to ensure communication between GAD and the District Administrations, a JanSahayak Support Team has been created at GAD Head Office. This team is in constant touch with District Administrations via Whatsapp Group named ‘JanSahayak – Implementation’. The Whatsapp group will work on pending requests – Escalations, any operational issues/testing/feedback of services, and other communications as per the requirement. In addition, citizen satisfaction and timely delivery of services is to be ensured, all Departments and their constituent Boards/Corporations, as well as field officials, are requested to ensure that the services are delivered within the specified TAT.