'In Gwalior-Chambal region is concerned, BJP has a solid ground there right from the beginning... Now joining of Scindia will definitely strengthen the party': Chouhan
The Yogi Adityanath government claims it is on top of the pandemic. UP’s additional chief secretary Awanish Awasthi reeled out figures in support of this claim — UP has a low 2.8% test positivity rate, a 2.6% mortality rate and a 60% recovery rate — all better than the national average.
Many of these bypoll seats are in the Gwalior-Chambal region. Chouhan said BJP always had a solid ground here with leaders like Narendra Singh Tomar and the recent entry of Scindia will strengthen the party. “He is an energetic, dedicated, and decisive leader.
In a letter on May 31, which ET has accessed, the state health secretary Amit Mohan Prasad said this is being done to “protect” the health workers for Covid-19 duties in future.
He highlighted that strengthening the economy once again against the Coronavirus is among the highest priorities of his government.
The ICMR has been pushing for the use of HCQ to prevent the spread of Covid-19 infection among frontline workers and, last month, it expanded the scope of the antimalarial medicine’s use.
Aadhaar-based authentications touched a record high in April and May, topping 120 crore this month, as the government rolled out direct benefits to people using the Aadhaar platform under the PM Garib Kalyan Package (PMGKP).
With 'Unlock 1.0' beginning from Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said a major segment of the economy was opening up and industry was returning to normalcy.
The state had to suspend its extensive family planning activities since April, as the entire focus of the government machinery shifted to fighting the coronavirus outbreak and managing the lockdown. The nation’s most populous state has now realised that this is a problem that it cannot leave unattended.
“In India, the Kerala model has been considered the most suitable (to tackle Covid-19) and they have followed WHO’s protocol of test, trace, isolate and support to form and implement a strategy,” Kidwai’s letter to all district magistrates and chief medical officers said.
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