In view of the rising Covid cases in the state, the Himachal Pradesh government on Monday decided to close all educational institutions till May 1. The faculty of schools, colleges and universities has also been exempted from the duty.
The government also decided to put a complete ban on transfers of field functional staff, informed an official spokesperson saying that the decision was taken by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while presiding over a high level meeting with senior officers to review the Covid-19 situation in the State, here today. The state Cabinet meeting would be held on April 22 to take few more decisions to contain the spread of Covid-19 virus, he informed.
The CM has directed the officers to enhance the bed capacity in the hospitals. He said that steps would be taken to ensure proper availability of oxygen and medical staff in the State. He said that bed capacity would be enhanced in Government Medical College, Nerchowk, IGMC, Shimla, Zonal Hospital Dharamshala, Tanda Medical College at Kangra, Sunder Nagar Hospital and various other hospitals. He said that health workers would be posted in appropriate number for care of Covid-19 patients.
Thakur said that special emphasis was being laid on providing better health care and other facilities to the patients under home isolation.