#SwasthyaMantra Telethon: Deputy Chief Minister Of Haryana Dushyant Chautala Briefs About State’s Fight Against COVID-19 Pandemic

#SwasthyaMantra Telethon: Deputy Chief Minister Of Haryana Dushyant Chautala Briefs About State’s Fight Against COVID-19 Pandemic

Dushyant Chautala, Deputy Chief Minister of Haryana, believes that Haryana has performed well in the fight against COVID-19 considering it is adjacent to the national Capital Delhi that has reported around 3 lakh cases of COVID-19
#SwasthyaMantra Telethon Deputy Chief Minister Of Haryana Dushyant Chautala Briefs About State’s Fight Against COVID-19 PandemicAt #SwasthyaMantra telethon, Deputy Chief Minister of Haryana, Dushyant Chautala spoke about Haryana’s COVID-19 response plan
Highlights
  • Haryana has reported over 1.37 lakh cases of COVID-19 and 1,528 deaths
  • Haryana has a COVID19 recovery rate of 90.86% vs national average of 85.25%
  • The daily increase in COVID-19 cases has dropped from 2800 to 1800 now

New Delhi: Deputy Chief Minister of Haryana, Dushyant Chautala lent his support to the NDTV-Dettol Banega Swasth India’s #SwasthyaMantra telethon on October 2 where he shared the steps being taken by the Haryana government in winning the fight against COVID-19. According to the official data, on September 5, for the first time, Haryana recorded the biggest one day spike of COVID-19 cases as it reported over 2,000 fresh cases. The spike in cases lasted for two weeks and since September 26, the state has again started to report less than 2,000 fresh cases daily.

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Talking about the change in the COVID-19 graph and the plan to tackle the spike in COVID-19 cases, Mr Chautala said,

The average increase in cases has dropped from 2600-2800 COVID-19 cases daily to now 1,600-1,800 cases. In the coming days, we plan to bring down the daily surge to less than 1,000 cases.

Mr Chautala also lauded the continuous increment in the COVID-19 recovery rate of the state. The recovery rate has improved from 88.83 per cent on October 2 to 90.86 per cent as of October 7. The current recovery rate is higher than the national average of 85.25 per cent.

According to Mr Chautala, his home state has performed really well in the fight against COVID-19 considering Haryana is Delhi’s neighbour and Delhi has reported more than double the cases recorded by Haryana. Talking about Haryana’s success, the state’s healthcare infrastructure and preparedness to tackle COVID-19 cases, Mr Chautala said,

We are adjacent to Delhi and nine of our districts that fall in the NCR region have seen a lot of movement to and from Delhi. We developed COVID dedicated hospitals. Now, we are in the process of converting three medical colleges into dedicated COVID hospitals wherein each bed will have ventilator and oxygen facilities. We aim to have a dedicated COVID-19 testing facility in all 22 districts in the state so that in the coming months of winter, the people can be safeguarded from the Novel Coronavirus and other kinds of diseases. It’s our priority to protect the citizens.

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Currently, farmers’ protests are underway in Haryana and amidst this social distancing seems to be missing. At #SwasthyaMantra telethon, actor and Campaign Ambassador raised this issue and asked about the state’s government plan to handle the situation to which Mr Chautala said,

In April, we faced a similar problem at the time of procurement of wheat but we overcame it. We used to have 477 centres for the procurement of wheat but this time we divided them into 1900 centers. We procured 75 lakh metric tonnes of wheat from 8.5 lakh farmers and Haryana is the only state where no farmer tested positive for COVID-19 during this process.

Mr Chautala further informed that currently the procurement of Paddy, Bajra (Millet), Cotton and Corn is underway and similar to last year, different centres have been established for each kind of crop. The state has also digitalised the procurement process which in a way avoids gathering of a crowd. Explaining the same, Mr Chautala said,

Every farmer in the state updates us about his/her land and harvest through a digital medium. The farmer chooses a week he/she wants to sell his/her harvest and the government calls him/her at a particular time. This is the reason; so far, all our farmers and employees involved in the procurement process have been safe from COVID-19. It is the season of paddy procurement and we plan to keep everyone safe from COVID-19.

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On Tuesday (October 6), Mr Chautala tested positive for COVID-19. In a short video posted on Twitter, Mr Chautala said he had self-isolated himself but was in good health and asymptomatic.

While talking about the measures being taken to protect citizens of Haryana from COVID-19, Mr Chautala also spoke about the cleanliness and sanitation measures. He informed that on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, Haryana has bagged the first position for having the maximum number of open defecation free (ODF) plus villages. On October 2, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar also launched Swachhta Pakhwada (Cleanliness fortnight) from Panchkula. As part of the celebrations, cleanliness activities will be carried out in both rural and urban areas of the state.

Health, hygiene, sanitation and the environment go hand in hand and that’s what the Season 7 of Banega Swachh India campaign focusses on. The Haryana state government is also trying to build a synergy between health and hygiene and fight COVID-19.

Also Read: #SwasthyaMantra Telethon: Experts Discuss The Relationship Between Health And Environment

NDTV – Dettol Banega Swasth India campaign is an extension of the five-year-old Banega Swachh India initiative helmed by Campaign Ambassador Amitabh Bachchan. It aims to spread awareness about critical health issues facing the country. In wake of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the need for WASH (WaterSanitation and Hygiene) is reaffirmed as handwashing is one of the ways to prevent Coronavirus infection and other diseases. The campaign highlights the importance of nutrition and healthcare for women and children to prevent maternal and child mortality, fight malnutrition, stunting, wasting, anaemia and disease prevention through vaccines. Importance of programmes like Public Distribution System (PDS), Mid-day Meal Scheme, POSHAN Abhiyan and the role of Aganwadis and ASHA workers are also covered. Only a Swachh or clean India where toilets are used and open defecation free (ODF) status achieved as part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2014, can eradicate diseases like diahorrea and become a Swasth or healthy India. The campaign will continue to cover issues like air pollutionwaste managementplastic banmanual scavenging and sanitation workers and menstrual hygiene.  

World

17,59,54,708Cases
5,81,66,715Active
11,39,84,189Recovered
38,03,804Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 193 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 17,59,54,708 and 38,03,804 have died; 5,81,66,715 are active cases and 11,39,84,189 have recovered as on June 14, 2021 at 3:36 am.

India

2,95,10,410 70,421Cases
9,73,15853,001Active
2,81,62,947 1,19,501Recovered
3,74,305 3,921Deaths
In India, there are 2,95,10,410 confirmed cases including 3,74,305 deaths. The number of active cases is 9,73,158 and 2,81,62,947 have recovered as on June 14, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

59,08,992 10,442

1,58,617 167

56,39,271 7,504

1,11,104 2,771

Karnataka

27,65,134 7,810

1,80,856 10,961

25,51,365 18,646

32,913 125

Kerala

27,28,239 11,584

1,23,433 6,478

25,93,625 17,856

11,181 206

Tamil Nadu

23,53,721 14,016

1,49,927 12,146

21,74,247 25,895

29,547 267

Andhra Pradesh

18,09,844 6,770

85,637 5,780

17,12,267 12,492

11,940 58

Uttar Pradesh

17,02,624 452

8,986 820

16,71,852 1,221

21,786 51

West Bengal

14,61,257 3,984

17,651 1,403

14,26,710 2,497

16,896 84

Delhi

14,31,139 255

3,466 144

14,02,850 376

24,823 23

Chhattisgarh

9,86,963 459

13,677 1,405

9,59,969 1,858

13,317 6

Rajasthan

9,49,684 308

7,441 959

9,33,421 1,260

8,822 7

Odisha

8,51,782 4,469

51,681 3,309

7,96,799 7,733

3,302 45

Gujarat

8,20,321 455

10,249 614

8,00,075 1,063

9,997 6

Madhya Pradesh

7,88,183 274

4,251 524

7,75,380 780

8,552 18

Haryana

7,65,861 339

4,661 525

7,52,208 821

8,992 43

Bihar

7,17,215 487

5,312 389

7,02,411 868

9,492 8

Telangana

6,03,369 1,280

21,137 996

5,78,748 2,261

3,484 15

Punjab

5,87,903 956

12,981 1,083

5,59,360 1,980

15,562 59

Assam

4,59,497 2,167

41,373 3,272

4,14,173 5,403

3,951 36

Jharkhand

3,43,458 154

3,395 571

3,34,979 723

5,084 2

Uttarakhand

3,36,879 263

4,633 388

3,25,311 644

6,935 7

Jammu And Kashmir

3,07,412 774

15,081 1,203

2,88,145 1,965

4,186 12

Himachal Pradesh

1,98,550 237

4,777 625

1,90,382 855

3,391 7

Goa

1,62,468 420

4,882 175

1,54,658 581

2,928 14

Puducherry

1,12,528 402

5,331 414

1,05,513 809

1,684 7

Chandigarh

61,110 54

520 20

59,798 71

792 3

Manipur

59,852 530

8,499 211

50,379 726

974 15

Tripura

59,321 235

5,170 382

53,531 610

620 7

Meghalaya

41,906 305

4,623 248

36,550 547

733 6

Arunachal Pradesh

31,282 134

2,885 302

28,252 434

145 2

Nagaland

23,644 82

3,502 131

19,689 208

453 5

Ladakh

19,561 17

658 88

18,706 105

197

Sikkim

18,414 157

3,553 230

14,580 387

281

Mizoram

15,364 97

3,549 111

11,748 203

67 5

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,463 1

78 17

10,381 18

4

Lakshadweep

9,209 34

576 39

8,589 72

44 1

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,261 18

110 11

7,025 29

126

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