The State cabinet took various decisions in its meeting on Wednesday in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. The state cabinet minister and state government spokesman Madan Kaushik briefed the media about the decisions taken in the meeting.
He informed that the cabinet approved a sum of Rs 2.48 crore for boosting immunity amidst the pandemic. This sum will be used to purchase the homoeopathic medicine Arsenicum Album 30 and Ayurvedic formulations made from Giloi, Ashwagandha and Tulsi to boost the immune system. The cabinet also approved opening of tele-medicine in the state and e-hospital at the government Doon medical college hospital. The chief minister later inaugurated this facility on the same day. Further, the testing of samples for COVID-19 has been approved from April 30 in the Srinagar government medical college while proposals will be sent for facilitating the same in Almora and Haridwar too. Apart from this, container OPD facility will be provided free for general health checks. The cabinet also approved e-payment, mobile and other means for payment of charges related to the registry office. In another important decision, the cabinet also approved 25 per cent additional subsidy to farmers along with the existing subsidy on Kharif crop seeds. Approval was also granted to five posts each in the medical colleges to be built at a cost of Rs 325 crore in Rudrapur, Haridwar and Pithoragarh. Apart from this, the chief minister was authorised to select the firm for online examination of the subordinate services commission.
Thursday, 30 April 2020 | PNS | Dehradun
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