In Jharkhand, amidst the growing number of COVID-19 cases detected everyday, the State Government has decided to extend the period of ongoing Health Safety Week in Jharkhand till May 6 for another one week. The decision was taken during a meeting of the State Disaster Management Authority chaired by Chief Minister Hemant Soren today.
AIR Correspondent reports, the ongoing Health Safety Week being observed in Jharkhand has been extended for another one week beginning from tomorrow 6 am in the morning till 6 in the morning of May 6 to break the chain of spread of COVID-19 in the State. In the new extended Health Safety Week the shops in the state will remain open only till 2 in the afternoon while movement of people will be allowed only till 3 pm. Any restrictions on essential and medical services have been barred under the new order.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Hemant Soren today inaugurated a 40-oxygen supported bed hospital Promise Healthcare Centre under Ranchi Municipal Corporation for better treatment of COVID-19 patients in Ranchi district. Informing about the extended Health Safety Week, Mr Soren appealed to the denizens of the State to follow the necessary guidelines and stay back in their homes. Mr Soren also directed the public and private hospitals to ensure availability of at least 50 additional beds in general wards for patients with normal oxygen levels in all districts. He further said that doctors should supervise shifting of such patients due to the steep rise in number of COVID-19 cases in the state.
Presently 51252 active cases are undergoing treatment in various COVID hospitals of the state.