Six people were rescued and two others went missing after a vessel carrying eight trucks capsized in Ganga river in Malda district of West Bengal on night of November 23. According to Malda's Zilla Parishad, Sabhadhipati Gaur Chandra Mondal, the launch boat was coming from Rajmahal ghat of Jharkhand, but got drowned during unloading of trucks at Manikchak ghat in Malda. Search and rescue operation is underway to trace the two missing individuals. Meanwhile, the Malda administration has initiated an enquiry to find the cause of the incident.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah arrived in Kolkata on November 4 for a two-day visit. Home Minister came along with BJP's National General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya. HM Shah was welcomed by several party workers. Amit Shah met the family of BJP worker Madan Ghorai in Kolkata. Ghorai was arrested in Patashpur, East Midnapore District on September 26 in connection with a kidnapping case and allegedly died in judicial custody.
Locals in Siliguri held a candle march over lack of provision of space for Chhath puja celebrations. The protest was held at Lal Mohan Niranjan Ghat. Earlier on November 18, Locals had protested by simply standing in the river with placards. Protestors also accused the administration for not cooperating for successful celebration of the festival. Chhath puja, a four-day-long festival dedicated to the Sun god has started across country. It is celebrated with a lot of enthusiasm and joy in several states but it is a major festival in north India. The festival usually witnesses huge congregations.
Several locals in Siliguri staged a protest at Lal Mohan Niranjan ghat over lack of provision of space for Chhath Puja celebrations. Protesters with banners urged administration to look into the matter. "We never faced such a problem. We need more space to maintain social distancing norms. We're silently protesting for more space," said a protester.
Members of the transgender community in Siliguri celebrated 'Bhai Phonta' on November 16. "We just wish to be accepted as normal humans as other people are, and be respected in society. Aren't we also someone's family members just as others are," said a member of the community.
The findings of a new study by the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) suggest that 94 per cent of the COVID-19 patients discharged to home health care, which included skilled nursing and physical therapy, achieved statistically significant improvements in symptom burden and functional outcomes and 87 per cent had no adverse events. The study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine states no data has been available on the outcomes of COVID-19 patients discharged home after hospitalisation and their recovery needs. The survivors of COVID-19 are a vulnerable population who often have health ramifications from their illness and hospital stay. Upon returning home from acute care, large proportions of survivors experience functional dependencies, pain, dyspnea, and exhaustion. In the study rich data from more than 1,400, COVID-19 patients admitted to home health care after hospital discharge describes home visit care and recovery extent. The study indicates that increasing referrals to home health care has the potential to provide support and achieve improved recovery for these patients.
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