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 MYM covid-19 relief

 GUWAHATI, Sept 16 - The Marwari Yuva Manch (MYM) has taken a leading role in COVID-19 relief programme throughout the North-east. A press release of the organisation stated that besides food distribution, financial help in Arogya Nidhi, providing funds for distribution of PPE kits and masks, the Manch’s members have made altogether 126 donations through their more than 70 branches all over North East. MYM Guwahati branch president Rahul Sharma said that they are continuously trying to serve the society in every possible way and that this particular branch has 41 donations under its belt out of the 126, will date. He further said that an accidental insurance of Rs 3 lakh is being provided along with certificates to the plasma donors. He appealed to the Covid-recovered patients to come forward for donations.

Barpeta virus tally

BARPETA , Sept 16 - The overall COVID-19 tally of Barpeta district has touched 3,449. According to information available, 71,248 samples have been collected so far and the results of 71,193 are available, while 55 are pending. On the other hand, the recovery rate is also quite satisfactory. Meanwhile, the infection rate has shown a declining trend due to strict vigil by the district administration. – Correspondent

Unruly scene in hospital

Tezpur, Sept 16 - An unruly situation prevailed in a private nursing home in Tezpur on Tuesday following the death of a patient. According to information, two youths of Jamuguri area were admitted to the Times Hospital recently after a road accident in a critical condition. One of them succumbed to his injuries in the hospital yesterday. The family members of the deceased alleged that the doctor attending the patient did not handle the case properly leading to the death. Immediately after the death, over 100 people rushed to the hospital and created an unruly scene. – Correspondent

Free coaching camp

NALBARI, Sept 16 - The Nalbari district unit of AASU in collaboration with the Enlightened Civil Service Academy organised a free coaching camp on APSC examinations. The training camp was inaugurated by Himan Barman, organising secretary of the All Assam Students’ Union at a brief function held at Prabhat Chandra Goswami auditorium of Nalbari College on Tuesday. The inaugural function conducted by Akshay Deka, general secretary of Nalbari district unit of AASU was addressed by Dr Kamal Narayan Patowary, Gunajyoti Pathak, Gautam Dutta and Riyajuddin Ahmed among others. A total of 50 students took part in the camp. – Correspondent

New committee formed

Tezpur, Sept 16 - The Assam Law College Teaching and Non-Teaching Staff Association (ALCTNTSA) organised its second annual general meeting online, which was presided over by president of the association, Dr Gautomi Dutta Borah. In the meeting, a new central executive committee was formed to carry forward the future course of action. The annual report of the association was also placed in the meeting. – Correspondent

Awareness campaign

DOOMDOOMA, Sept 16 - PAJHRA, an NGO of Tezpur in collaboration with HOWREE organised an awareness campaign on COVID -19 at various labour lines of Samdang, Beesakopie, Daimukhia, Rupai, Diamoolie, Baghjan, Daisajan, Khobong and Mankhowa Tea Estates of Doomdooma circle recently and distributed some relief materials among 713 poor families of these gardens. During the campaign, the volunteers of the NGOs tried to create awareness among the tea garden labourers on various preventive measures of COVID-19 and urged them to follow those measures strictly. – Correspondent.

Book released

Biswanath Chariali, Sept 16 - The famous novel Kaykalpa, written by Dr Lakshminandan Borah and translated into Nepali by an emerging writer, Chatraman Subba was released by Gyan Bahadur Chhetry at a function held at Dighali ME School near Jamugurihat recently. The book release function presided over by Rudra Baral, chief secretary of Assam Nepali Sahitya Sabha, was organised maintaining Covid-19 protocols. – Correspondent

2 COVID deaths in Jorhat

JORHAT, Sept 16 - Jorhat reported two deaths, pushing the COVID-19 death toll to 21 in the district on Tuesday. Jorhat Deputy Commissioner Roshni A Korati informed that Ravindra Kumar Das (68) of Basbari locality here and Robin Sonowal (60) of Mukti Nagar, Jorhat, expired died due to COVID-19. Meanwhile, 134 more positive cases without travel history were found positive in Jorhat district on Tuesday taking the total number of positive cases in the district to 7,343. Korati stated that among the 134 positive cases found on Tuesday 14 were from Jorhat town. The total number of active cases in the district on Tuesday was 1684, the Deputy Commissioner added.– Staff Correspondent

85 new COVID cases in Cachar

SILCHAR, Sept 16 - As many as 85 new COVID-19 positive cases were detected on Tuesday across Cachar district. According to a report, 72 persons were found to be COVID-19 positive from Rapid Antigen Test(RAT), while 13 came out positive through the RTPCR tests. Meanwhile, the Joint Director of Health Services Cachar, Dr SJ Das has issued a form for self-evaluation by people keeping in view the ensuing festive season. “In the form, anyone who scores above 4 points should volunteer for Swab sample test,” he said. On the other hand, Dr Bhaskar Gupta, Vice-Principal of Silchar Medical College and Hospital (SMCH) informed that a total of 1,00,322 swab samples have undergone the RTPCR tests so far at the microbiology laboratory of the hospital, out of which 4,909 samples including 11 samples in the past 24 hours have been found to be positive. – Correspondent

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