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Himachal Congress protests price rise

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Shimla: The Himachal Pradesh Congress on Friday criticised the “failure” of the Narendra Modi government in controlling price rise and corruption in the country.

A delegation led by state Congress president Sukhvinder Sukhu submitted a memorandum to President Pranab Mukherjee through Governor Acharya Devvrat in Shimla.

“Prices of onion have skyrocketed, and at present are being sold at Rs.80 per kg. The price of onions was Rs.18 per kg in 2014. It has made onions out of the reach of the common man and they are not able to afford the basic food item in the country,” Sukhu said in a statement.

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To bring Covid-19 test equipment CM Yogi Adityanath allow state aircraft to be used.

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Looking at the corona epidemic,chief minister Yogi Adityanath has authorised the use of state aircraft for bringing medical equipment from other states to UP.

This is the first time in history of UP that a state aircraft has been used for such a purpose. In Covid-19 pandemic, with most modes of transport closed, there have been occasions when medical equipment is required urgently in the state.

Therefore the CM decided to hand over the use of the state aircraft to the health department.Before this the aircraft has already been used on two occasions and will be sent to Goa on June 9 to bring back a consignment of Truenat machine are being used for detection of Covid-19 as they are able to give the test result in one to one and a half hours. The machines are therefore being used before conducting emergency surgeries as patients need to be cleared of Covid-19 before any medical procedure,”said an official.

The CM has said that each district should have a Truenat machine.
This is the first time that the state aircraft is being used for transportation of medical equipment.The aircraft had earlier been sent to Bangalore and Goa to bring medical equipment. On June 1, the aircraft was sent to Goa to bring 21 Truenat machines.On April 7, the aircraft was sent to Bangalore to bring 150 A-star fortitude kits.

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