Press Releases

29 July 2020
29 July 2020

  • Chandigarh, July 29 - Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal has directed the officers to set up nine new COVID-19 Testing Labs in the next 10 days in the state and conduct a special campaign to motivate people to wear masks during Unlock-3. Apart from this, they should also spread awareness at traffic intersections, and utilize the vehicles of the Urban Local Bodies Department and the publicity vehicles of the Information, Public Relations and Language Department, regarding wearing masks or covering the mouth and nose with a ‘gamchcha’, he added.
  • The Chief Minister was presiding over the meeting of the disaster management committee with various departments to take stock of the COVID-19 situation in the state today. The Chief Minister also directed the Police Department to strictly enforce the wearing of masks and issue challans on the offenders on the spot giving them at least five masks. If a person does not deliberately wear a mask, he should also be told that the challan amount could be increased from Rs 500 to Rs 1000 at any time in future.
  • It was informed during the meeting that some states such as Karnataka, Assam, Meghalaya, Uttarakhand, Jammu and Kashmir and Maharashtra etc. have implemented lockdown at their level of one week, one day, some weekend accordingly. Apart from Gurugram, Faridabad, Sonipat and Rewari districts, the number of COVID-19 positive patients in other districts is under control. It was informed in the meeting that the news of the Chief Minister's decision not to implement lockdown again found its way to the front page by many English and Hindi national newspapers.
  • Additional Chief Secretary, Health Department, Mr. Rajeev Arora apprised the Chief Minister that the average COVID-19 positive rate in the state is 5.82 percent while it is 8.56 percent in the whole country. Haryana's recovery rate is 78.35 percent while it is 64.23 percent in the country, he added. He said that the death rate is 1.23 percent and in the country it is 2.26 percent. COVID-19 suspected cases are 32876 out of which 25758 patients are cured and the number of active patients is 6712. He also informed that a tender has been floated for inviting three lakh Corona antigen kits out of which two lakh kits have been received.
  • The Chief Minister directed the officers that at least one COVID-19 Testing Lab should be opened in each district where the testing is facilitated by RTPCR system instead of antigen testing. Additional Chief Secretary, Medical Education and Research Department, Mr. Alok Nigam informed that at present, there are 16 COVID-19 Testing Labs in the state including 11 in government and five in private hospitals. The Chief Minister ordered that one new lab each in four district government hospitals and five medical colleges should be set up within the next 10 days. At present, 9500 tests are being conducted every day and the number will increase up to 20,000 as soon as the new labs open. Similarly, there are 10,630 isolated beds, while there are 12,846 ICU beds and the total number of beds is 52000 and there are 426 quarantine centres.
  • Chief Minister directed the officers to provide free ambulance services to patients who have recovered from COVID-19 when they return for re-testing. Apart from this, plasma banks are also being set up in Panchkula, Rohtak, and Gurugram. People are being encouraged to donate plasma. Similarly, immunity boosting kits are also being distributed by the AYUSH department to increase disease resistance. The Chief Minister said that, Ayush Kits should be distributed in large numbers.
  • Information was given in the meeting that under Haryana Interstate Transport Services, currently buses are being run in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. Haryana transport buses carry 35 passengers. The number of passengers is more than 1.15 lakh per day.
  • The Chief Minister directed that even during the festivals of Rakshabandhan and Eid, only 35 passengers should travel per bus. The Chief Minister appealed that the people should continue to celebrate upcoming festivals like Rakshabandhan and Eid in the same way that they celebrated other festivals during the lockdown in a simple manner. Brothers and sisters should exchange their messages through Mobile and send e-Rakhi, he added.
  • The Chief Minister said that during wedding ceremonies conducted in Banquet Hall there should not be a gathering of more than 50 people as per guidelines issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs. He said that the Police Department and Urban Local Bodies Department should ensure compliance. The Chief Minister said that strict action should be taken against the owners of the Banquet Halls, who violated the norms of lockdown and social distancing during any ceremony. For the first time violator, a fine of Rs 1 lakh will be imposed, while Rs 3 lakh for the second time and Rs. 5 lakhs for more than twice. However, if the owner continues to violate the norms, it could result in cancellation of their license.
  • On this occasion, the Chief Minister released a souvenir titled ‘Samvedna’ compiled by Additional Director General of Police (ADGP), CID, Mr. Anil Kumar Rao and Superintendent of Police Mr. Pankaj Nain about the arrangements made to send stranded workers to their home states and their experiences.
  • Haryana Chief Secretary, Mrs. Keshni Anand Arora, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Mr. Rajesh Khullar, Additional Chief Secretary Home Department, Mr. Vijai Vardhan, Additional Principle Secretary to Chief Minister, Mr. V Umashankar, Deputy Principle Secretary to Chief Minister, Ms. Ashima Brar, among others were present during the meeting.
  • Chandigarh, July 29- The first meeting of the governing trustees of the Rohnat Freedom Trust will be held under the Chairmanship of Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal here tomorrow. Apart from reviewing the development works being done by Rohnat Freedom Trust in village Rohnat of district, Bhiwani the works which are proposed to be undertaken would also be discussed in the meeting.
  • While giving this information here today, an official spokesman said that Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal would preside over the meeting through video conferencing.
  • It may be recalled that the tricolor was not hoisted in village Rohnat from the year 1947 to 2018. The Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal on the occasion of Shahidi Diwas on March 23, 2018, had hoisted the National Flag for the first time in village Rohnat and announced to set up Rohnat Freedom Trust.
  • The spokesman said that this Trust has been formed in recognition of the significant contribution and unmatched sacrifices made by the brave sons of Rohnat village in the first freedom struggle of India so that proper development of the village could be ensured. The Trust is endeavoring to provide complete freedom to the villagers in political, social and economic dimensions by conducting various activities in the village for education, employment, skill training, construction of buildings, health facilities, youth development and welfare of women and the elderly.
  • It is pertinent to mention here that in recognition of the significant contribution made by the brave sons of Rohnat village in the First Freedom Struggle, the Rohnat Freedom Trust was established on September 21, 2018 as per the announcement made by the Chief Minister on March 23, 2018. A total of 12 announcements have been made by the Chief Minister for the development of Rohnat village, out of which work has been completed on eight and work is in progress on the remaining four announcements. An amount of about Rs 296 lakh has so far been spent on these development works. In addition, 10 other development works have been carried out under Haryana Rural Development Fund, on which an amount of about Rs 136.77 lakh has been spent.
  • Apart from this, the works which are proposed to be carried out in the village include setting up of a library in the war memorial established in the village, beautification of Dhab Johar, banyan tree and well, solar project for village school and street lights and to ensure connectivity from village Rohnat to Bohal.
  • Chandigarh, July 29- Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal has accorded approval for the creation of two regular posts - Multi Purpose Health Worker (Male) and Multi Purpose Health Worker (Female) for the opening up of Sub Health Centre (SHC) in village Beroli, district Jind. This would entail a financial implication of Rs 1,06,432 per month.
  • While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that Mr Manohar Lal has also accorded approval for the filling up one Class IV post for the SHC under the outsourcing policy Part-1 of the General Administration Department.
  • He said that for the smooth functioning of Sub Health Centre (SHC) in village Beroli, the gram panchayat has got the building constructed through the Public Works (Building and Roads) Department. He said that the building is completely ready for the opening of SHC and the gram panchayat after passing a resolution has also given a request letter for handing over this building to the Health Department for running the Sub Health Centre.
  • Chandigarh, July 29 - Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal has welcomed the first consignment of Rafale fighter jets on the pious land of Haryana.
  •  In a tweet, Mr. Manohar Lal said that India, under the leadership of Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi is committed to make all the three wings of Indian Armed Forces more empowered through modernization and ultra-modern weapons. The purchase of Rafale fighters is the evidence of this, he further tweeted.