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Assam Cabinet takes key decisions amid pandemic in state; details here

DISPUR: The Assam Cabinet today met to take some key decisions amid the ongoing pandemic situation in the state.

The Assam Cabinet has decided to set up 4 new Forensic Laboratories at Assam Medical College and Hospital at Dibrugarh, Silchar Medical College and Hospital, Tezpur Medical College and Hospital and Bongaigaon Civil Hospital.

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A decision was also taken to empower Social Welfare Department to procure rice directly from Food Corporation of India (FCI) for Supplementary Nutrition Programme under ICDS to reduce costs.

The Cabinet also approved the statutes of Madhabdev University at Narayanpur, Bhattadev University at Bajali, Pathsala, Birangana Sati Sadhani State University at Golaghat and Rabindranath Tagore University at Hojai.

Cabinet recommended that it would be not possible to conduct HSLC, High Madrassa and HS final year examinations in view of the current positivity rate of COVID-19. A final decision would be taken in this regard on June 18 at a meeting between Education Department and various other stakeholders. The state government had earlier said that exams would be held in spite of the pandemic, triggering resentment among the student community.

The Cabinet today also decided to not allow home isolation to any COVID-19 patient who does not have separate accommodation facility at home.

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