Press Releases

09 April 2020
09-04-2020
09 April 2020

  • Chandigarh April 9: Keeping in view the unprecedented circumstances due to n-COVID-19 and the economic hardship faced by the General Public, the Haryana Government has directed all the Departments and Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) not to levy any penalty on various types of dues since March 15, 2020 including surcharge or penal interest till April 30, 2020.
  • While stating this here today, a spokesman of Finance Department said that Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal has approved a proposal in this regard.
  • He said that at present, the State Government has 52 departments, 23 corporations or companies, 19 cooperative institutions and 20 Boards, authorities and societies. He said that on daily basis the government institutions are collecting various types of dues such as statutory payments, service charges in lieu of different type of services offered, loan recovery, interest payments etc.
  • He further said that no coercive action would be taken by the departments and PSUs to recover any dues during this period.
     
  • Chandigarh, April 9 – Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal has said that the initiative of the state government to fight the global pandemic of corona at micro-level in the state has been appreciated by all political parties in the state.
  • Taking a step forward, the government has now directed all the District Deputy Commissioners to prepare their respective district containment plans, as well as constitute committees of officials of various departments and implement it at the ground level.
  • The government has prepared a model district containment plan for all the districts as a precaution.
  • He said that in the villages, neighbourhoods, and areas where corona infected positive cases have been confirmed, as a containment zone while the villages and areas have been declared as buffer zone. The main objective is to stop the spread of the pandemic, the people and control the spread of infection.
  •  The movement of any person in these areas will be banned and the teams of Asha Workers and ANM will do a door-to-door screening-scanning in these areas and the entire area will be sanitized. Face masks, gloves, caps, sanitizers, and shoes have been provided to the staff deployed on this task.
  • The spokesman said that in the Containment Zone and Buffer Zone, people will get items of essential needs like ration, milk, groceries, medicines, and vegetables and will deploy sufficient staff for this work. These goods will be delivered in separate packets right at the doorstep. The delivery worker will wear gloves and will use safety equipment. He will not make any physical contact with any person inside and outside the house where he delivers. Uninterrupted supply of electricity and water will be ensured in the containment and buffer zones. Haryana Transport buses have been deployed for the movement of employees involved in this process.
  • The spokesman said that 36 villages of Nuh district have been declared as Containment Zone and 104 villages as Buffer Zone so that people can be investigated and the spread Corona Virus can be prevented. The 36 villages in the district that are in the Containment Zone include Bisru, Khanpur Ghati, Umra, Devla, Bhond, Akhnaka, Sidhravat, Agon, Kameda, Nai, Malab Dihana, Mahu Chopra, Chitodada, Raniala, Madapur, Punhana, Rahida, Raipur, Rangad Bas, Nizampur Tawadu, Dhidhara, Sevaka, Sikarpur, Nuh, Untaka, Muradbas, Bai, Charora, Ritha, Shahpur, Pingwan, Papadi, Gangwani, Akbarpur and Ghaseda.
  • Similarly, 104 villages which are in buffer zone include Badka, Aandhki, Fardari, Gubbheri, Gulalta, Jhimrawat, Dadhola Dadholi Kalan, Marora, Balai, Basai Khanzada, Khan Mohammadpur, Danibus, Pratapbas, Bajherda, Bhapavali, Thekra, Kalinjar, Shehri Firozpur Jhirka, Dhond Kalan, Ringar, Alipur, Tigra, Hirwadi, Ghata Shamshabad, Maholi, Dadoli Khurd, Sahpur, Patharali, Badopur, Solapur, Kherla Kalan, Akhanka, Nangli, Tirvada, Bichhor, Jharokari, Hathngaon, Nizampur, Akera Nizampur, Laturbas, Birsika, Nharika, Sheikhpur, Dugri, Rawa, Raniali, Baghola, Bavantheri, Shamsabad Khaitan, Patkpur, Thek, Pema Kheda, Mubarikpur, Laharwadi, Godhola, Nahapur, Jadholi, Hingpur, Katpuri, Autha, Gurnawat, Chundika, Kalpuri, Subahedi, Raniyaki, Dhulavat, Padheni, Malaka, Salka, Jogipur, Adbar, Shahapur Nangli, Salhedi, Palla, Paldi, Mewli Khurd, Mewali Kalan, Khori, Sheikhpur, Badoji, Gudbas, Ghbur, Panchgva, Silko, Chilla, Umri Hasanpur, Rhpuva, Shahchokha, Ted, Lhabas, Satakpuri, Mamlika, Jak, Bublhadi, Dhana, Jarpuri, Salmba Ferozepur Namak, Bajdka have been included in buffer zone.
  • In district Palwal, 9 villages have been ordered to seal the boundaries, declaring it as Containment zone as well as 27 adjacent villages as buffer zones so that other district dwellers do not get caught in the pandemic. Sub Divisional Officer (Civil) Advocate Ahmad will be the overall magistrate for the necessary activities occurring in the Containment and Buffer Zones.
  • The villages of the district, Kot, Ghudawali, Lakhnaka, Babupur Hathin, Jalalpur, Gurkasar, Alimeev, Paharpur and Utawad, have been declared as Containment Zones. At the same time, 27 villages have been declared as buffer zones, including villages Pavsar, Ranayala Khurd, Khilluka, Nagal Jat, Rupnagar Natoli, Hudithal, Gohpur, Kukarchati, Buraka Hathin, Bighawali, Dheeranki, Ghingraka, Mirka, Rupada, Chile, Malpuri , Maluka, Tonka Kumrehara, Malai, Aali Brahmin, Andhop, Khaika, Bhudpur, Jarali, Mankaki and Ladmaki.
  • A staff nurse of ward number 17 of Dharmapura Mohalla in Bahadurgarh district, Jhajjar, has been admitted to Safdarjung COVID-19 Hospital in Delhi for treatment at Corona after being found positive. Dharmapura Mauhalla has been declared a containment zone by the district administration and has been sealed till April 23.
  • Ward no-2 of Mahadev Colony in District Kaithal has been declared as Containment Zone. It has about 1750 houses and a population of about five thousand people. In addition, Agrasenapuram, village Sirta, Arjun Nagar and Dogra Gate have been declared as buffer zones.
  • Similarly, Nada Sahib, Civil Hospital Sector-6, Command Hospital and Bus Stand in District Panchkula have been declared as Containment Zone while Moginand, Sector-7, MDC-4 and Sector-10 have been declared as buffer zones.
  • Sanoli Khurd village has been declared a Containment after two cases were found positive in Osmanabad, Maharashtra due to corona infection in Panipat district. All main routes have been ordered to be closed on the suspicious death of a 28-year-old man in Sector 13-17, Panipat. Instructions have been given to stop the entry and exit routes. The family of the deceased is quarantined.
  • The spokesman said that in Charkhi Dadri district, samples of 35 persons from the district were sent for testing, out of which 34 persons were found negative and one person tested corona positive. Taking strict cognizance of this the district administration has declared the villages of Samvad, Fougat and Sanjarvas, which are within the radius of three kilometers adjoining Hindol village as Containment Zones. Apart from this, Saunf, Kasni and Sankrod villages have been declared as buffer zones.
  • The spokesman said that 13 areas in Faridabad district have been declared as Containment Zones, including Sector 11, Sector 37, Sector 28, Badkhal Village, Green Field Colony, AC Nagar, Fatehpur Taga, Khori, Sector-16, Sector 3, Chandpur Aura, Mohana and Ranheda villages are included.
  • Similarly, the village Jandwala Bagdar and Dhabi Khurd have been declared as containment zones after a corona positive case was found in village Jandwala Bagdar in Fatehabad district. The villages Diad and Ramsara adjoining it have been declared as Buffer zones.
  • He informed that 25 teams of Anganwadi workers, Asha Workers, MPHWs, ANMs have been formed which will conduct thermal scan from door to door. The entire area falling within the Containment Zone and Buffer Zone will be fully sanitized.
  • The spokesman said that Timber Market was considered as an epidemic center for Ambala district. Mapping of Tangri River in east Ambala, Mama-Bhanja Pir Dargah and Cantonment area in the west, Ambala Bus Stand in the north and Shastri Colony in the south was conducted for the Containment Zone. While the villages Kalhedi and Boh, Jundali bridge, Ambala city, Baldev Nagar and Mohra village have been mapped for the buffer zone.
  • He said that Sector-9 of district Gurugram has been declared as a containment zone comprising of railway line area, Sector-10, Basai village and Sector 4 as well as Sector 7. While the areas adjacent to containment zone of Sector-9 have been made declared as buffer zone, which also includes Dhanwapur, Basai chowk, Pataudi chowk and Sector-4 and 7. Similarly, Sector-54 / Nirwana Country Area of Gurugram has been declared as a containment zone and it includes Nirvana Part-2, South City-2, Mayfield Gardens and Rosewood City. Similarly, the areas adjoining Sector-54 / Nirwana Country Area or these have been made buffer zones including Nirvana Part-2, South City-2, Mayfield Gardens and Rosewood City.
  • Palam Vihar Area of District Gurugram has been declared as a Containment Zone comprising Ganga Vihar, Chandan Nagar, Chama Village and Sector-23. Similarly, the areas adjacent to or along with its Containment Zone have also been declared as buffer zones which include Ganga Vihar, Chandan Nagar, Chama Village and Sector-23. Similarly, Emaar Palm Garden, Sector-23 (PHC Kasan) area of Gurugram has been declared as a Containment Zone comprising Vatika, Rampura Village, Bhangarola Village and Kasan Village. Areas adjacent to Emaar Palm Garden, Sector-23 (PHC Kasan) Zone, including Vatika, Rampura village, Bhangarola village and Kasan village have been made buffer zones.
  • Labaramam (UPHC Chandralok) of District Gurugram has been declared as a containment zone comprising DLF-5, Sector-43, IFFCO Chowk and Harijan Basti. Areas adjoining Laburamam (UPHC Chandralok) have been made buffer zone which include DLF-5, Sector-43, IFFCO Chowk and Harijan Basti. Similarly, Sector-39 (YPHC, Wazirabad) of Gurugram has been declared as a containment zone, comprising Samaspur, Jaiyavu Vihar, Wazirabad and RD City. And the areas adjoining Sector 39 (YPC Wazirabad) Containment Zone, including Samaspur, Jaiyavayu Vihar, Wazirabad and RD City have been declared as buffer zone.
  • Similarly, upon finding one positive case of COVID-19 each in Sheikhpura Suhana and Birchpur villages of Karnal district, Sheikhpura Suhana has been declared as Containment Zone (Control Area) and the adjacent villages of Prithvi Vihar and Suraj Vihar areas of village Ranwar and Municipal Corporation area have been declared a buffer zone. Likewise, the entire Birchpur villages has been declared as Containment Zone and the adjacent villages of Barauta, Samalkha, Bijana, Jani and Budanpur will be covered under buffer zone.
  • Similarly, soon after receiving a positive report of corona virus obtained from PGI Chandigarh of a resident of village Rasin of Gharaunda block, the entire village was declared as containment zone and villages of Hasanpur, Upli and other adjoining villages have been declared as buffer zone.
  • At the same time, after another case of COVID-19 in the village Nidani of District Jind, this area has been declared as a containment zone and the villages adjoining this area such as Nidani, Padana, Radhana, Dhidhana and Sindhvi Kheda have been declared buffer zones.
  • The spokesman added that although a woman was said to be suffering from corona virus in Hisar, the said residential area has not been contained in any way after the said woman tested negative. Similarly, no area has been contained in Kurukshetra district so far and no zone has also been made a buffer zone. The movement of people living in the containment zone has been completely banned. Adequate police forces will seal the area and block it as needed. Kalpana Chawla Government Medical College has been declared a COVID-19 Hospital for Containment/Isolation. Director Kalpana Chawla Medical College and Civil Surgeon Karnal will provide all health facilities to deal with any emergency.
  • The spokesman said that no positive cases of corona have been reported so far in Rohtak, Mahendragarh, Bhiwani, Yamunanagar, Sirsa, Kurukshetra, Sonipat and Rewari districts. Nevertheless a Containment plan has been prepared for these districts by the district administration.
     
  • Chandigarh, April 9 - Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal announced to double the salary of doctors, nurses, paramedical and all other staff working in COVID hospitals, COVID ICU and COVID isolation wards, ambulance drivers bringing Corona Positive patients etc.
  • The Chief Minister made this announcement while presiding over the meeting held with the Chief Medical Officers of the State, District Ayurvedic Officers, Officers of Medical Education and Research Department and Directors of the Medical Colleges of the State, District Presidents of the Indian Medical Association through video conferencing here today. Health Minister, Mr. Anil Vij was also present in the meeting from Chandigarh and Director, Medanta Hospital, Gurugram, Dr. Naresh Trehan also attended the meeting from Delhi.
  • The Chief Minister said that all the arrangements of providing PPE kits, medicines and ventilators are satisfactory in all the government hospitals and medical colleges in the State and all the necessary arrangements for the treatment of corona patients such as masks, PPE kits, medicines, ventilators etc. will be made by the State Government, for medical colleges whether they are under Central or State Government, Private or Government aided, he added.
  • The Chief Minister was appraised that presently 22,800 PPE kits, 1,02,857 N-95 masks, and 28,02,406 gloves are available in the above institutions. Apart from this, the supply of 502952 PPE kits and 103200 N-95 masks will be received within the next three-four days.
  • During the meeting, the Chief Minister also directed to ensure that there is no intermingling of COVID and non-COVID patients in the hospitals and in out-patient, in-patient departments. Therefore, civil surgeons and directors of Medical Colleges must personally take a round of the hospitals and to protect the staff from acquiring corona virus infection in the hospitals.
  • The Chief Minister held a detailed discussion with the doctors and directed them to closely review the overall situation in their respective hospitals amid the COVID-19 crisis. He directed that safety equipment to everyone involved in the treatment and dealing with COVID patients should be provided on a priority basis.
  • Praising the doctors, nurses, paramedical staff and others for dedicatedly working 24x7, the Chief Minister said that the State Government is ensuring the safety and security of everyone working vigorously to battle COVID-19 pandemic. While after watching the concerted efforts of doctors, nurses and other paramedical staff, it is certain that we will certainly defeat this pandemic, he added.
  • Responding to the concern of the doctors regarding separating the COVID blocks, so that the hospitals do not become possible hotspots, the Chief Minister directed that exclusive COVID hospital and COVID blocks should be separated from hospital premises to stop the cross-infection. He directed that Infection control in hospitals should be done in an effective manner to ensure that they are not converted into a possible hotspot.
  • During the meeting, the Health Minister, Mr. Anil Vij informed that rapid response teams have been constituted and the State has already been divided into zones. He appreciated the efforts of the employees of Health, Police, Medical Education, and Urban Local Bodies Department and hoped that Haryana would be rid of Corona soon.
  • The president of IMA shared that majority of the private hospitals are open for regular patients. He said that instead of routine OPDs, the facility of telemedicine and mobile OPDs are already available with the private doctors. He said that this should be publicized widely through media.
  • The Vice-Chancellor of the Ayush University shared that a protocol has been prepared for the most affected areas and the same has been approved by GOI. He shared that some Ayurvedic medicines would be given to patients who do not have any symptoms or have mild symptoms.
  • Chief Secretary, Mrs. Keshni Anand Arora, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Mr. Rajesh Khullar, Additional Chief Secretary Health and Family Welfare Department Mr. Rajeev Arora, Additional Chief Secretary, Medical Education, and Research Department, Mr. Alok Nigam and other senior officers were present in the meeting.
     
  • Chandigarh, April 9 – The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal announced to double the salary of doctors, nurses, paramedical staff, testing staff, class IV employees, and all those who come in direct contact with COVID-19 patients.
  • The Chief Minister made this announcement while addressing the medical fraternity and others who are working directly with COVID-19 positive patients over live television today.
  • The Chief Minister announced that personnel, like doctors, nurses, paramedical staff, testing staff, class IV employees, and all those who come in direct contact with COVID-19 patients will receive double salary for as long as the Corona crisis lasts. He further said that those workers who are not covered under the government schemes will also receive ex-gratia under to the tune of Rs 50 lakh for doctors, Rs 30 lakh for nurses, Rs 20 lakh for paramedics and Rs 10 lakh for class IV employees.
  • The Chief Minister called upon the doctors and said that during this pandemic, doctors are playing the role of commander. He said that apart from this, people engaged in the work of management, paramedics, testing lab, ambulance are also struggling with this pandemic day and night, regardless of concern for themselves and their families, considering the society as their family. He urged all those fighting this pandemic that in this time of difficulty and crisis, we all have to stop the COVID-19 outbreak with enthusiasm and work as a team. He said that if we all fight this battle together then we will definitely achieve our objective.
  • He said that apart from the Government departments that are working against COVID-19, the public had displayed high morale and had been of great help as social and religious organizations and volunteers came forward to pitch in with their contributions and services.
  • Haryana Health Minister, Mr. Anil Vij, said that random sampling will be started so that the State Government can have an accurate insight. While addressing the personnel who are working directly with COVID-19 patients he assured them that the State was well equipped with the necessary equipment and medicines to fight this pandemic and that the State Government was doing everything in its power to ensure the same.
  • He said that though problems were faced initially, but efforts to arrange for PPE kits and N95 masks, three-ply masks, hydroxychloroquine, ventilators, testing labs, etc were underway. Over 15000 people were quarantined to prevent the spread of the disease, he added.
  • He said that 14 hospitals have been converted to COVID-19 hospitals in the State and that positive cases will be treated in these hospitals alone so that no other patients could catch this disease.
  • Mr. Vij said that the State Government was trying its best to stay abreast of the situation and that with the help of each and every individual this pandemic would be defeated.
  • Giving information about the measures that were being taken to fight this pandemic, Nodal Officer for COVID-19, Mr. Rajeev Arora said that keeping in mind the directions of the Central Government, the State will increase the frequency of sample testing to 125 samples per district in non affected districts and 450 samples per district in affected districts like Gurugram, Palwal, Faridabad, and Nuh over the next four to five days. He further said that the State will soon receive rapid diagnostic kits which will be used in hot spots where 15 or more positive cases have been reported.
  • He said that the Central Government has taken 1 lakh samples and 2.5 lakh samples will be taken by April 14 while in Haryana 2500 samples have been sent for testing till now and 6500 samples will be sent for testing by April 14.
  • He informed that sampling will start at Kalpana Chawla Medical College today while ICR Lab in Hisar will be started in the next few days and the testing lab in Panchkula will be started by the end of this week.