Nine persons died, 350 others test positive for Covid-19 in Rajasthan | Jaipur News


JAIPUR: Nine persons died and 350 tested positive for Covid-19 in the state on Thursday taking the casualty count to 430 and infection tally to 18,662. For the first time, the recovery rate has crossed the 80% mark.
Jodhpur’s death toll reached 53 following two more casualties while the number of fatalities in Bikaner rose to 15 after two more persons died due to the virus. Barmer reported its fourth fatality while the death of three persons in Bharatpur took its casualty count to 37. Bhilwara reported it sixth Covid-19 fatality.
Districts which reported new cases are Jodhpur (43), Bharatpur (38), Barmer (32), Jaipur (28), Alwar (26), Pali (26), Nagaur (16), Sirohi (15), Udaipur (22), Bikaner (14), Rajsamand (10), Dholpur (10), Hanumangarh (10), Jalore (9), Ajmer (8), Bhilwara (7), Karauli (6), Kota (6), Dungarpur (5), Jaisalmer (3), Dausa (3), Baran (2), Jhunjhunu (2), Bundi (1), Churu (1), Sawai Madhopur (1), Sikar (1) and five from other state.
As many as 374 persons have been cured, taking the tally of such patients to 14,948.
Currently highest number of active cases are in Jaipur (480) followed by Bharatpur (420), Dholpur (298) and Bharatpur (229).
In Jaipur, 20 different places reported 28 cases including Nirman Nagar (3), Shahpura (2), and one each case has been reported from Govidngarh, Vaishali Nagar, Jyoti Nagar extension, Bas Badanpura, Jawahar Nagar, Triveni Nagar, Malviya Nagar, Jagatpura, Chandwaji, Phagi, Vidhyadhar Nagar, Jaisinghpura, Dhahar Ke Balaji, Shyam Nagar, Mansarovar, Imli Phatak and address of one person is not clear. However, six persons have been found infected with the virus, who have travelled from other countries and landed in Jaipur under Vande Bharat mission. They have been kept at institutional quarantine facilities.
MCTAR displeasure at retirement age
Medical College Teachers’ Association of Rajasthan (MCTAR) expressed displeasure at increasing the retirement age of doctors. “The retirement age for doctors has been increased twice in the last 3 years. From 60 years to 62 years and then to 65 years. This has severely affected the opportunities available for the younger faculty members,” MCTAR claimed. The young faculty members and the resident doctors are the frontline workers in the Covid -19 pandemic, hence taking care of the rights and growth of the younger faculty should be the top priority of the government, MCTAR claimed. The association asked the government not to increase the retirment age of medical college teachers and it should be reduced to 62 in a phased manner. Recruitment of younger faculty should be done through the RPSC. Provisions of VRS should be made at the age of 60 years so that only those who want to work should stay.

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