Chandigarh, August 12
Punjab Well being Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu on Wednesday put an entire ban with rapid impact on go away and transfers of Well being Division workers within the state until September 30.
The choice was taken within the wake of the rising variety of coronavirus instances within the state.
All officers, together with medical and para-medical staffers, have to stay current at their stations, the minister stated in an announcement.
No go away can be given to any officer or worker throughout this era, he stated.
He stated solely maternity and baby care go away, nevertheless, can be allowed.
Sidhu stated aside from the common workers, this order can be relevant to all those that are engaged on contract in varied wings of the Well being Division.
Punjab on Wednesday reported a document 39 fatalities as a result of COVID-19, pushing the dying toll to 675, whereas 1,020 instances took the state’s an infection tally to 26,909. — PTI