Number of coronavirus patients in MP rises to 33
- So far, 15 coronavirus cases have been reported in Indore, six in Jabalpur, two each in Bhopal and Shivpuri and one each in Gwalior and Ujjain
- The number of coronavirus cases in Madhya Pradesh rose to 33
- Ten new cases were found in Indore.
A 50-year-old man, a railway guard, tested positive at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhopal.
"He had been referred to the AIIMS by Railway hospital," said a health department official. The man had traveled to Jhansi rencenly, he added.
In Jabalpur, two persons who worked at the shop of a businessman who had returned from Dubai tested positive.The businessman and his family members were the first coronavirus cases in the state.
Meanwhile, the Bhopal district administration said that area in one-km radius from the residence of coronavirus patients would considered as a "containment area".
On March 28, Coronavirus cases in MP rises to 27 with ten new cases in Indore
The number of coronavirus cases in Madhya Pradesh rose to 27 on Thursday.
The death toll of COVID patients in the state also increased to two, with a man who had died in Indore on Wednesdsay testing positive for the disease. So far, 15 coronavirus cases have been reported in Indore, six in Jabalpur, two each in Bhopal and Shivpuri and one each in Gwalior and Ujjain, a senior health department official said.
Ten new cases were found in Indore. A 26-year old man, who had returned from Hyderabad on March 15, tested tested positive in Shivpuri district.
Coronavirus cases count in Indore rises to 15, death toll two
The number of coronavirus cases in Madhya Pradesh's Indore rose to 15 by Thursday night. During the day, ten more cases were detected in the city, health officials said.
It included a 65-year-old man who had died on Wednesday. His test reports came out on Thursday.
"This man was admitted with the symptoms of swine flu in a government hospital," said an official of the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial (MGM) Medical College.
Indore chief medical and health officer (CMHO) Dr Praveen Jadiya said that the 65-year-old man was the first victim of coronavirus from Indore. He also informed that the deceased was also suffering from high blood pressure and other ailments. Earlier, a 65-year-old Ujjain-resident woman died of coronavirus in the government-run MY hospital here on Wednesday, which was the first death of COVID-19 patient in the state.
On March 25, Madhya Pradesh reported five coronavirus cases taking the toll
Madhya Pradesh rose to 20 with five more patients in Indore hospitals testing coronavirus positive, health officials told PTI on March 26. .The tally includes a Ujjain-based woman, who died on Wednesday in Indore, the officials said.
Among the five new cases in Indore, two are women, a government medical college spokesman said. Curfew has been imposed in seven districts linked to coronavirus positive cases. They include Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur, Gwalior, Shivpuri, Ujjain and Chhatarpur. No positive case was found in Chhatarpur but the patient found in Gwalior had a travel history of Khajuraho in Chhatarpur, they said.
As a result, curfew was clamped in Rajnagar and Khajuraho towns of Chhatarpur district.
There has been a sudden spurt in the number of positive cases in the state with the virus striking India's cleanest city, Indore, on March 25. With four positive cases being reported from Indore and one from Ujjain, the number of Covid-19 cases has risen 15. State capital Bhopal also reported a positive case on March 25
On Tuesday (March 24), two men had tested positive for coronavirus in Gwalior and Shivpuri districts, an official said. Earlier, six Covid-19 cases were reported from Jabalpur, while a woman was found positive for the viral infection in Bhopal on Sunday.
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MP CM announces ₹1,000 aid for workers in unorganised sector
Amid the ongoing lockdown to contain the coronavirus epidemic, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Wednesday announced an aid of Rs 1,000 for labourers in the unorganised sector. He also announced that beneficiaries of social security pension scheme, widow pension, old-age pension and destitute pension schemes will get two months' pension in advance.
Labourers in the unorganized sector will be given financial assistance of Rs 1,000 each through the Sannirman Karmkar Mandal, said Chouhan who took over as chief minister two days ago.
Further, an advance of Rs 2,000 per family would be provided to members of the Shariya, Baiga and Bhariya tribal communities, he said. As schools are closed, some 65.91 lakh students do not get mid-day meals at school.
Therefore, ₹155 would be transferred into bank account of each primary schools student.
Journalist who attended Kamal Nath’s resignation tests positive
In a freak chain of events a journalist who had attended former Chief Minister Kamal Nath's press meet last Friday and then received his daughter returning from England tested positive on March 21.
Chief Medical Officer Dr Sudhir Kumar Dehria said everyone who contacted the journalist is required to remain in home isolation for 14 days. Samples of 10 persons who met the girl or were sent for examination. Out of them, 9 people tested negative while the report of his mother, brother, people working at home has come negative. Only the journalist tested positive and was admitted to AIIMS Bhopal. Dr Dehria said there was no need to panic.
Indore and Ujjain cases were confirmed at 4.00 a.m. on Wednesday. Three of these patients are admitted to Bombay Hospital, one to Arihant Hospital and one to MY Hospital. Three patients belong to one family who had visited Rishikesh a week ago. The contact history of the others is being traced. Collector Lokesh Kumar Jatav of Indore has imposed curfew in the town.
On Tuesday two men tested positive for coronavirus in Gwalior and Shivpuri districts, an official said. Earlier, six COVID-19 cases were reported from Jabalpur, while a woman was found positive for the viral infection in Bhopal on Sunday.
BMHRC turned into state-level COVID-19 treatment institute
In order to provide better treatment to patients infected with coronavirus, the Bhopal Memorial Hospital and Research Centre (BMHRC) in Madhya Pradesh has been turned into a state-level COVID-19 treatment institute.
Principal Secretary of Health Department Pallavi Jain Govil issued an order on Monday night stating that the novel coronavirus disease has been declared an infectious disease in the state under Section 51 of the Madhya Pradesh Public Health Act, 1949.
The BMHRC is a super specialty health institute. It has been marked as a state level COVID-19 treatment institute and patients suffering from coronavirus will only be treated at this hospital, the order said.
The BMHRC was opened in 1998 to give free care to the survivors of the Bhopal gas tragedy.
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