Covid 19 Pandemic
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West Bengal

Covid-19: Death toll in Bengal rises to 118

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Kolkata, May 11 :The toll due to Covid-19 in Bengal rose to 118, while confirmed cases touched 2063 in the state on Monday with 124 more cases. A State Government Health bulletin said with 124 more cases, total confirmed cases touched 2063 in the state, while the count of active cases accounted for 1374.

Altogether 18 laboratories in the state are conducting tests for Covid-19, it stated. While 118 people died of Covid-19, 72 passed away due to Comorbidity. Altogether 499 people have been discharged so far, while the total number of samples tested stood at 47,615, the bulletin informed. Meanwhile, India Railways have decided to run special train services from May 12 on specific routes. In Eastern Railway system, a daily AC special train will run between Howrah and New Delhi. These services shall be in addition to the Shramik Specials for transporting stranded persons, which are under operation from May 1.

Other regular passenger services including all mail/express, passenger and suburban services shall remain cancelled until further advice. Tolllywood superstar Dev ( Deepak Adhikari,) who is also the Trinamool Congress MP, has advocated for resuming the train services immediately so that migrant workers can reach their destination on their own.Citing an example of resumption of liquor trade across India, the government should also start of train services, at least for a week so that stranded migrant workers can reach their home on their own, the two-time Lok Sabha member from Ghatal ( Medinipur) twitted on his account. " I feel we should start the train services for at least a week, so that all the migrant workers can reach their destination on their own & no Government has to blame each other, " the Tollywood's highest paid actor/producer said."

"If worried about overcrowding or social distancing (in train services), then aren’t liquor shops more crowded? Rethink," Dev reiterated.In Bengal early last week empty roads witnessed massive crowding on the opening day in front of liquor shops despite the state government hiked 30 per cent excise duty, even the police had to used baton to discipline the liquor buyers. A report said at least Rs 100 crore business was made by the foreign liquor shops across the state. Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (CLW), which is running a 90 beds isolation ward with all facilities including oxygen availability in K G Hospital, has tested their new innovative remote controlled medical trolley to serve isolated patients in the hospital.

The purpose of innovating such device is to create a space between the medical personnel, the frontline warriors, and the Covid-19 infected patients, to avoid infection and maintaining social distancing considering its transmissible nature. The trolley manufactured by the Electrical Department of the CLW under the able guidance of its General Manager Praveen Kumar Mishra is equipped with sophisticated remote controlled device and having facility of two way communication with remote camera. The medics attending the patients especially the staff nurses and attending doctors could monitor with this device sitting in their own place.