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More than 1000 patients recovered from #COVID19 in the country

New Delhi:14/4/20: A total of 1463  fresh confirmed cases of COVID- 19 have been reported in the country in the last 24 hours. This has taken the total number of patients to  10, 815.  As many as 1190 patients have recovered and discharged from the hospitals, while 353 patients have died. Briefing media in New Delhi today, the Health Ministry Representative said, 602 dedicated COVID-19 hospitals have been set up in the country and the Centre is working with states to increase health infrastructure. He said the lockdown will be eased in places where coronavirus spread has been contained after an evaluation.  He also said the guidelines have been issued for controlling spread of COVID- 19 in densely populated areas like Dharavi in Mumbai. Frugal sanitation and hygiene solutions have been suggested for community toilets, washing and bathing facilities. He added that the major effort is to break the chain of transfer of COVID-19.

The Health Ministry Representative also said women of Self Help Groups are playing a crucial role at ground level in this pandemic by helping disburse MGNREGA wage payments and payments under women’s PMJDY accounts and PM Kisan Yojana accounts without people having to visit banks.

The Home Ministry Representative said, there is a sufficient supply of essential commodities across the country.  She said the  Home Ministry control room is monitoring the supply of essential goods and services and also resolving complaints and grievances through the helplines. Around five thousand complaints have been resolved through this helpline so far.

A representative of the Indian Council of Medical Research informed that
over  2.3 lakh samples have been tested so far. He said, there are 166 labs under ICMR network and 70 private sector labs are conducting COVID-19 tests in the country.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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