Adequate medicines, oxygenated beds in Himachal: Thakur

Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur chaired a high level meeting here today to review the current status of Covid-19 in the state and took stock of various arrangements.

He said that there was adequate availability of medicines, oxygenated beds, masks and sanitizers etc. in the state and directed the health department to enhance the capacity of oxygenated beds in the hospitals.

Thakur said that so far 13,60,794 people have been screened for Covid-19 through RT-PCR, rapid antigen test, True-Nat and CV-Nat and the testing rate of the state was 194399 per ten lakh. He added that 11,87,275 doses of Covid vaccines have been provided so far in the state.

The Chief Minister said that he himself was touring various districts of the state to take stock of the situation with the officials besides communicating with the representatives of PRIs, ULBs and various organisations to make efforts to bring public awareness regarding prevention from this pandemic at the grass root level. He said that it was important to increase the participation of public representatives to control and break chain of this virus.

The Chief Minister said that along-with dedicated helpline for Covid-19 patients in home isolation, the use of e-Sanjeevani and telephone number 104 was being encouraged. He also instructed the doctors to contact the Covid patients in home isolation for counselling.

Secretary Health Amitabh Awasthi detailed about the Covid-19 situation and progress of vaccination campaign in the state.

Chief Secretary Anil Khachi, DGP Sanjay Kundu, Additional Chief Secretaries R.D. Dhiman and J.C. Sharma, Advisor-cum-Principal Private Secretary to the Chief Minister Dr. R.N. Batta, Mission Director NHM Dr. Nipun Jindal and other senior officers attended the meeting. (PR)

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