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COVID-19 Pandemic Has Opened Our Eyes, Government Learnt The Lesson The Hard Way: Arunachal Pradesh CM

The government has ‘learnt the lesson the hard way’ due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and is developing the sector through the creation of infrastructure, said Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu

COVID-19 Pandemic Has Opened Our Eyes, Government Learnt The Lesson The Hard Way: Arunachal Pradesh CM
Highlights
  • “Being the CM even I was not aware of the status of our health facilities”
  • CM Khandu laid the foundation stone of a 200-bedded speciality unit
  • Pandemic enabled us to revamp the health sector in the last 18 months: CM

Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Sunday (August 22) admitted that the pandemic has been an ‘eye-opener’ for the state government prompting it to revamp the health sector in the last 18 months which it could not do in decades. The government has ‘learnt the lesson the hard way’ due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and is developing the sector through the creation of infrastructure.

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It was this pandemic that enabled us to ‘right’ the ‘wrong’ and revamp the health sector in the last one and half years that we couldn’t do in decades, the chief minister said.

CM Khandu said this while laying the foundation stone of a 200-bedded speciality unit of the Ramakrishna Hospital here.

Being the chief minister even I was not aware of the status of our health facilities, especially at the ground level. Due to the pandemic, we repeated reviews, consultations, and meetings at all levels, which subsequently revealed the poor condition of our health infrastructure. We are completely overhauling infrastructure and facilities of all the district hospitals. We have recruited and will continue recruiting sufficient doctors, including specialists, nurses of all categories, paramedics, and other sanitary and assisting staff as required, he said.

CM Khandu also informed that the government has decided to select and develop one hospital each in every assembly constituency with all facilities. Applauding the role of Ramakrishna Mission Hospital here in the fight against COVID-19, the chief minister said doctors, nurses, paramedics, and all staff of the facility had done everything possible for taking care of the sick and needy during the pandemic. People of the state, particularly residents of Itanagar, remain indebted to the R K Mission, he said.

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CM Khandu also dedicated the newly installed Siemens Magnetom 1.3 Tesla MRI machine of the hospital to the people. Acknowledging the contribution of the R K Mission in the health and education sectors, the chief minister said it was ‘payback’ time for the state government.

Therefore, we decided that the proposed 200 bedded multi-specialty hospital should be established as part of the R K Mission Hospital, CM Khandu said.

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The chief minister requested the management to set a target of two years for completion of the project so that it can start serving people at the earliest. He suggested that the upcoming hospital building should be environment-friendly and be constructed keeping in mind the natural ambience.

Remembering his late father and former chief minister, Dorjee Khandu’s close association with the hospital (the facility has a ward named after Dorjee Khandu), the chief minister assured the state government’s support to it in the years to come. As a gesture of appreciation and gratitude, he donated Rs 20 lakh to the hospital.

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(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

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World

24,06,78,961Cases
20,23,40,977Active
3,34,39,331Recovered
48,98,653Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 195 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 24,06,78,961 and 48,98,653 have died; 20,23,40,977 are active cases and 3,34,39,331 have recovered as on October 18, 2021 at 4:17 am.

India

3,40,81,315 13,596Cases
1,89,6946,152Active
3,34,39,331 19,582Recovered
4,52,290 166Deaths
In India, there are 3,40,81,315 confirmed cases including 4,52,290 deaths. The number of active cases is 1,89,694 and 3,34,39,331 have recovered as on October 18, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

65,91,697 1,715

32,230 994

64,19,678 2,680

1,39,789 29

Kerala

48,54,321 7,555

88,186 3,292

47,39,270 10,773

26,865 74

Karnataka

29,83,459 326

9,479 58

29,36,039 380

37,941 4

Tamil Nadu

26,87,092 1,218

14,814 208

26,36,379 1,411

35,899 15

Andhra Pradesh

20,60,472 432

6,034 159

20,40,131 586

14,307 5

Uttar Pradesh

17,10,028 9

119 10

16,87,011 19

22,898

West Bengal

15,80,530 624

7,421 24

15,54,132 634

18,977 14

Delhi

14,39,390 32

320 6

14,13,981 38

25,089

Odisha

10,35,077 443

4,542 68

10,22,250 508

8,285 3

Chhattisgarh

10,05,654 16

183 2

9,91,901 14

13,570

Rajasthan

9,54,390 2

42 2

9,45,394 4

8,954

Gujarat

8,26,290 10

207 6

8,15,997 16

10,086

Madhya Pradesh

7,92,684 5

84 12

7,82,077 17

10,523

Haryana

7,71,076 15

123 9

7,60,904 6

10,049

Bihar

7,26,026 5

48 4

7,16,317 1

9,661

Telangana

6,68,955 122

3,924 55

6,61,093 176

3,938 1

Assam

6,06,468 205

3,436 46

5,97,082 245

5,950 6

Punjab

6,02,035 27

227 8

5,85,264 16

16,544 3

Jharkhand

3,48,430 7

122 1

3,43,173 8

5,135

Uttarakhand

3,43,756 9

178 1

3,36,181 8

7,397

Jammu And Kashmir

3,31,062 95

843 12

3,25,793 107

4,426

Himachal Pradesh

2,21,437 131

1,303 5

2,16,414 125

3,720 1

Goa

1,77,522 60

604 6

1,73,572 62

3,346 4

Puducherry

1,27,396 52

585 13

1,24,961 64

1,850 1

Manipur

1,22,737 104

1,422 0

1,19,418 102

1,897 2

Mizoram

1,12,848 249

11,633 1,143

1,00,829 1,389

386 3

Tripura

84,321 16

104 4

83,401 12

816

Meghalaya

82,953 55

845 32

80,673 86

1,435 1

Chandigarh

65,302 3

25 3

64,457 6

820

Arunachal Pradesh

54,987 7

140 30

54,567 37

280

Sikkim

31,749 4

174 8

31,184 12

391

Nagaland

31,611 40

248 12

30,689 28

674

Ladakh

20,878 2

36 10

20,634 12

208

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,676 1

4 1

10,668

4

Lakshadweep

10,365

0 0

10,314

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,641

9 0

7,503

129

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