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Haryana CM directs to sanitize every village

Chandigarh: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal has given directions to get sanitization done in every village of the state.

The Chief Minister was presiding over the meeting of Deputy Commissioners and Nodal Officers here today to review the plans for conducting home screening and general health screening in the villages.

Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala was also present during the meeting while Haryana Home and Health Minister Anil Vij joined the meeting through video conferencing.

The Chief Minister said that 8000 teams have been formed to conduct door-to-door screening and health screening in rural areas of Haryana, out of which 1000 teams will start functioning in an active manner soon. The Chief Minister directed that within 10 days every person of every village should be screened and general health check-up done.

The Chief Minister said that keeping in mind the increasing cases of COVID-19, arrangements have been made for the villages so that the infection can be controlled at the earliest.

He said that refilling and home delivery of oxygen cylinders for COVID-19 patients who are in home isolation should be arranged on time. Patients, who have registered on the prescribed portal, should get the cylinder as soon as possible.

He said that for the Home Isolation patients who do not have oxygen cylinders, the concerned Deputy Commissioner should ensure to arrange the cylinders at their level. Along with this, oxygen concentrators can also be used according to capacity.

He said that 20 vehicles each have been given from the police department in every district while 5 mini roadways buses each have also been converted into ambulances. Therefore, no patient should have any problem related to transport.

The Chief Minister said that funds have been issued to set up Isolation Centers and other arrangements have been made for control of COVID-19 in the villages. The concerned officers should get the village sanitation done as soon as possible and also arrange for fogging keeping malaria in mind. He said that some beds in private hospitals should be earmarked for referral cases. COVID-19 hospitals in Panipat and Hisar will start functioning soon. Referral cases from nearby districts should also be sent to these hospitals.
The Chief Minister said that for three consecutive days, there has been a decrease in the number of COVID-19 patients.

“Despite this, we need to act more cautiously, he added. The Chief Minister was also apprised of the number of hot spots in the villages from each district and directed to make necessary arrangements as soon as possible.”

The Chief Minister said that arrangements should be made for vaccinating the people living in the far flung areas and to give priority to those who have to take second dose. (PR)