Rajasthan Government will soon bring a new tourism Policy with an aim to promote tourism activities in the state. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot announced this while reviewing the Tourism Department through video conference. He interacted with district-level officers of the tourism department and invited their suggestions to give pace to tourism. The Chief Minister said that Rajasthan is a prominent tourism centre. Livelihood of lakhs of people in the State depends on tourism. This policy will help in bringing back the tourism sector on the tracks which is currently facing crisis due to COVID-19. CM Gehlot said that "Fairs and festivals are our cultural heritage. We need to give them a new look and introduce new things so that more and more domestic and foreign tourists can be attracted. Rebranding of fairs and festivals including Pushkar Fair, Desert Festival, Kumbhalgarh and Bundi Festival should be done. With introducing new thinking, activities should be included to attract tourists." The Chief Minister also underlined that Rajasthan has a large number of religious sites which are ancient and are important from the archaeological point of view. CM directed the Officers to prepare an outline to develop these religious sites keeping in view increase in tourism.
Women Congress MLAs applied 'mehendi' (henna) on their hands to celebrate 'Kajari Teej' at Hotel Suryagarh in Jaisalmer. Congress MLAs supporting Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot shifted to Suryagarh last week. They were earlier lodged at the Fairmont Hotel in Jaipur.
In order to fight the coronavirus and give relief to the people, Rajasthan Government has taken a decision to fix the charges for treatment of patients in private hospitals in Rajasthan. Private labs in the state will not be able to charge more than Rs 2200 per examination for COVID-19 test and the hospital will not be able to charge more than Rs 2000 per day for normal bed and Rs 4000 per day for ICU beds with ventilators for patients admitted for treatment.Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot took this decision in a review meeting on the situation of COVID-19 spread in the state. He directed the officials of Medical and Health departments to ensure that no excess bills are charged from the COVID-19 patients in private hospitals. For this, orders should be issued under epidemic act and other provisions. He said that strict action will be taken against the hospital or lab charging excess money from the patients.During the meeting, the Chief Minister also said that a state-wide awareness campaign, starting from June 21, will be made a public campaign to restrict the spread. It will be ensured that every resident of the state remains vigilant towards his or her own health. The digital launch of the campaign will take place on 22 June, in which around 1 lakh people including the representatives and authorities up to panchayat level will be connected through virtual conferences across the state.
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