Press Releases

15 April 2020
15 April 2020

  • Chandigarh April 15 : Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal has accorded approval for filling up 32 posts of different categories on contractual basis in 21 district hospitals of the State for smooth functioning of ventilators and management of crowd during the COVID-19 epidemic.
  • While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that these posts include 1 post of Intensivist, 5 posts of Duty Medical Officers, 20 posts of Staff Nurse/Nursing Sister, 5 posts of OTA/OT Technicians/Anaesthesia Technicians and 1 post of Counselor. This would entail financial expenditure of Rs 44, 60,40,000 for one year.
  • He said that the State Government has allowed to purchase 81 ventilators for various districts of the State in view of the Chief Minister’s Budget speech for the financial year 2020-21. He said that the above mentioned manpower is already functional in District Civil Hospital, Panchkula and now it has been decided to replicate the same in the remaining 21 districts of the State.
  • He said that apart from this, to meet the requirement of Staff Nurses, Pharmacist and Laboratory Technicians during this phase of epidemic, the Chief Minister has also accorded approval to fill up 1584 posts of Staff Nurse, 92 posts of Pharmacist, 307 posts of Laboratory Technician and 197 posts of Radiographer.
  • He said the above mentioned posts would be filled up under Part -II of the Chief Secretary Outsourcing Policy.
  • Chandigarh, April 15 – The Government procurement of Mustard which began by today in the mandis has become a memorable occasion for the farmers as for the first time Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal asked farmers to recount their experiences of their first day in the mandis while speaking to them over the phone during the Haryana Aaj programme.
  • During the interaction, Chief Minister assured the farmers that they will not face any difficulties even in future whether it is for the purchase of mustard or wheat, during procurement in the mandis.
  • The Chief Minister appealed to the farmers who came to the mandis with their mustard produce to inform other farmers as well that they should bring their produce to the mandis to sell only on the days allotted to them.
  • During the conversation, farmers informed the Chief Minister that while selling their mustard produce care was taken to wear masks and maintain social distancing. In addition to that masks and sanitizers were also readily available in the mandis, they informed.
  • The Chief Minister appealed to the farmers to wash their hands thoroughly with soap and use sanitizers on their hands before doing any other work after returning to their homes from the Mandis. He asked them to make sure that the rest of the farmers of the village are also informed that when they brought their crops on the scheduled day they do not forget to do the same after returning home.
  • The Chief Minister talked to Ajay, a farmer from Rajgarh village in District Bhiwani, Chandra Bose, a farmer from Jhadla village, and Sushil, a farmer from Beri in District Jhajjar, who informed the Chief Minister that they had brought 25 quintals, 27 quintals, and 32 quintals of mustard and did not face any problem while selling their produce as efficient arrangements had been made in the mandis.
  • They said that it was for the first time, they sold their mustard produce while wearing masks and maintaining social distancing which was a new experience for them and the Haryana Government deserved congratulations for making this a very memorable day.
  • Chandigarh, April 15 – Haryana Chief Minister Mr. Manohar Lal has urged the Arhtiyas of the State to come forward and support the efforts of the State Government in purchasing every single grain of the farmers.
  • The Chief Minister was addressing the people during the live telecast of 'Haryana Aaj' programme here today.
  • The Chief Minister said for the convenience of the farmers during this difficult period, the procurement centres for mustard have been increased substantially from 66 last year to 143. He said that today about 7000 farmers were called on the first day of the mustard procurement to sell their produce.
  • He said that Arhtiyas can play an important role in the purchase of farmers’ crops by visiting each procurement centre and helping them in selling their crops. He said that the coordinated efforts of the State Government and the Arhtiyas will definitely make it easy for the farmers and the labourers in the procurement process in this time of crisis.
  • The Chief Minister said that helping the poor should be our topmost priority at this time. Therefore I urge every section of the society to come forward and stand united to fight the COVID battle.
  • Meanwhile, during the address, the Chief Minister also gave detailed information about the benefits transferred under the schemes being run by the Centre and the State Government during the last 25 days amid Corona Crisis.
  • Sharing the details about the State Schemes, the Chief Minister said that financial assistance has been given to about 23 lakh beneficiaries including 12.50 lakh beneficiaries of the Mukhya Mantri Parivar Samridhi Yojna, 3.50 lakh construction workers, 6.4 lakh BPL families and 1,00,000 unorganized labour. He said that till now an amount of Rs. 438 crore has been transferred to the accounts of 13 lakh beneficiaries and the financial assistance to the left out beneficiaries will soon be transferred.
  • He shared that for the Corona warriors including doctors, nurses, paramedical staff, testing staff, class IV employees, and all those who come in direct contact with COVID-19 patients, an amount of Rs 10 crore has been reserved and the State Government has already announced to double their salaries. Apart from this, ex-gratia scheme has also been announced for them.
  • The Chief Minister said that an amount of Rs. 135 crore would be allocated to ensure the delivery of dry ration for three months to every needy person. He shared that an amount of Rs 500 crore has been allocated to five departments including, Medical Education and Research Health, Urban Local Bodies, Panchayati Raj and Home, so that they do not face any trouble while fighting Corona battle. He shared that the power department has also granted exemption in payment of fix charges for two months. Apart from this, the State Government is making all possible efforts to ensure that no one sleeps on an empty stomach in Haryana.
  • The Chief Minister informed that amid Corona crisis, the Centre Government is giving benefits to the poor and needy. He said that benefits are being given under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana, Antyodaya Anna Yojana, Free LPG cylinders for three months under Ujjwala Yojana, Rs. 1,000, per month for the benefit of senior citizens, widows and divyangs (persons with disabilities), Rs. 2000 under Pradhanmantri Kisan Mandhan Yojana, Rs. 500 to female beneficiaries under Pradhanmantri Jandhan yojana for three months, contribution to the EPF account for those earning less than Rs 15,000 per month, for the next three months, an insurance scheme for government hospitals and health service centres and increasing MGNREGA daily wages.
  • The Chief Minister said, “I am sure that good times will come and hope that soon normalcy will prevail and Corona will be defeated in Haryana and will be eradicated from the country.”