The hospitals including Sparsh, KIDS, Sanjivani and Blue Wheel have a combined bed strength of around 600.
Malik in a review meeting said that the restrictions imposed in district should be ensured by the authorities concerned.
The Odisha government reduced the isolation norms to seven days if a Covid patient has no fever for three consecutive days.
Cultural czar and creative artist 'Soorya' Krishnamoorthy, who pioneered the epoch-making Surya Festival -- the biggest cultural extravaganza in the state -- has called off the latest edition.
Health Minister Veena George has asked people to contact the COVID control room for clearing doubts on the treatment and quarantine of patients.
With no one at home and her native place being Thiruvananthapuram, her nine-year-old daughter Shishira, tows with her on the backseat of her delivery vehicle.
Those with comorbidities, including cardiac, cancer, liver and kidney complications, are among the most vulnerable to develop severe illnesses.
A section of CPM leadership felt that at a time when the state is reeling under a renewed COVID surge, the government should opt for a more practical approach.
The government felt that with thousands of people getting infected daily, providing leave for contacts would mean paralysing the administration.
The party has decided to launch help desks at the level of all local committees and public will get assistance from these help desks regarding treatment and vaccination.
The commission was referring to the incident in which the body of Mallikamma, wife of Kurppu Swami of Thenmala colony in Kollam, was carried on a bamboo stretcher to the crematorium.
In an order issued last week, the Health Department stated that it has prepared SOPs for Covid-care centres which also listed out guidelines to be followed for telecalling patients.
The government said foreign arrivals, who test positive, will still have to undergo home quarantine for seven days even after they test negative.
They were charged under Indian Penal Code section 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by a public servant) for holding a dharna, said Shyamla Hills police station in charge Tarun Bhati.
Private schools have about 3.5 lakh students eligible for COVID-19 vaccination, but not even 2 lakh have been vaccinated till date, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said.