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Haryana deploys final-year MBBS students on Covid-19 duty amid spike in cases

Press Trust of India | ByPress Trust of India
Jun 22, 2020 02:25 PM IST

Directors of medical colleges and civil surgeons told to ensure students are provided all necessary training as they report for duty today

Chandigarh: Amid the rising number of Covid-19 cases, the Haryana government has said final-year MBBS students studying in government and private medical colleges will be deployed for effective management of the pandemic.

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The toll due to Covid-19 in Haryana on Sunday rose to 160 with 11 fresh fatalities, while the infection tally climbed to 10,635 as 412 more people tested positive for the disease, a health department bulletin said.

The director general of medical education and research in Haryana said that 1,106 final-year MBBS students of 11 government and private medical colleges in the state have been assigned Covid duties and they shall report to civil surgeons of the districts concerned.

There has been a surge in the number of Covid positive cases in Haryana.

The government is in the process of creating additional healthcare facilities to effectively manage the Covid-19 cases which required additional manpower, the order dated June 19 said.

The government has decided that all final-year MBBS students of all government and private medical colleges in the state shall be deputed with the health department with immediate effect, it said.

REPORTING ON DUTY TODAY

The directors of medical colleges and civil surgeons shall ensure that the students are provided all necessary training, it added.

According to the order, the students have been asked to report to the civil surgeons concerned by June 22.

If needed, the civil surgeons shall also ensure boarding and lodging arrangements for the students, the order said.

GURUGRAM, FARIDABAD WORST-HIT

Coronavirus cases in Haryana have risen sharply during the past three weeks, with Gurgaon and Faridabad accounting for majority of the cases as well as fatalities.

Of 11 fresh fatalities on Sunday, Gurgaon and Faridabad, among Haryana’s worst-hit districts, accounted for nine fresh fatalities.

The toll in Gurgaon and Faridabad, which fall in the National Capital Region (NCR), has now climbed to 64 and 56, respectively.

The state health department bulletin said with 11 more Covid-19 deaths the total number of fatalities in the state has risen to 160.

Of the total fatalities in Haryana, 109 are men and 51 women.

With 412 fresh infections, the total number of Covid-19 cases in Haryana rose to 10,635 on Sunday, the bulletin said. Gurgaon alone accounts for 4,427 cases in Haryana, while Faridabad has 2,237 cases.

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