Chandigarh: Amid a surge of COVID-19 cases in the State, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal on Thursday visited several districts and took the stock of health arrangements made to curb the virus spread there.
He directed the authorities to take strict action against those who are found guilty for indulging in black marketing during the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic.
The Chief Minister inspected the Oxygen plant at Ambala and inaugurated 30 new ICU beds at Kalpana Chawla Medical College in Karnal.
The Chief Minister first visited Ambala district and obtained information from the authorities about availability of medicines, general beds, oxygen beds, ventilator beds in hospitals, corona positive rate, home isolation, vaccination, oximeter, digital thermometer, micro and macro containment zone, remdesivir etc. The Chief Minister also inspected Trauma Centre and Oxygen Plant.
Later, during his visit to Jind district, Manohar Lal also inspected the civil hospital, vaccination centre, blood bank and laboratory and also reviewed the availability of stock and other arrangements. Jind MLA Dr. Krishan Lal Middha was also present.
Deputy Commissioner Dr. Aditya Dahiya told the Chief Minister that 126 cylinders have been seized during the 22 raids conducted to curb black marketing of oxygen cylinders and other essentials in the district. He said that if the corona infection increases further, the number of beds at the local Gangaputra hospital will be increased from 100 to 300.
After this, the Chief Minister reached Karnal and after taking stock of the arrangements there, he inaugurated 30 new ICU beds in Kalpana Chawla Government Medical College. MP Sanjay Bhatia and Gharaunda MLA Harvinder Kalyan accompanied the Chief Minister during his visit to Karnal.
While interacting with media persons in Karnal, the Chief Minister said the administration has been asked to increase surveillance to ensure that there is no black marketing of oxygen. He said that patients who need oxygen should be provided oxygen on a priority basis. He said that the footfall of patients will increase in Karnal because patients are coming from Delhi and also from other districts of the state.
Later, the Chief Minister reached Yamunanagar and took stock of the arrangements there. He held a review meeting with public representatives and officials and gave necessary directions.
During the visit to Yamunanagar, Haryana Education Minister Kanwar Pal, Yamunanagar MLA Ghanshyam Dass Arora, Municipal Corporation Mayor Madan Chauhan, and senior officers and political dignitaries were present. (PR)