Chandigarh: With a purpose to guarantee ample provide of medical oxygen to the needy important sufferers on life help, the Punjab Authorities has supplied 147 oxygen concentrators to the worst-hit districts within the Malwa area of the state, which have been reporting the utmost every day Covid optimistic circumstances and highest positivity charge.
This was disclosed by the Chief Secretary, Ms Vini Mahajan, whereas chairing a high-level assembly to assessment the present Covid state of affairs in addition to provide and demand of medical oxygen within the state, right here on Saturday night.
Reaffirming the Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh’s dedication to make sure correct therapy and care of every Covid affected person and take all attainable steps to overcome the a lot infectious and contagious second virus wave within the state, the Chief Secretary directed the Well being and Household Welfare division to make sure 100 per cent testing in micro-containment zones as early detection may be useful in saving the valuable lives.
She additionally instructed the division to right away make practical 104 helpline 24×7 for medical oxygen necessities within the state.
Ms Mahajan reminded the division to implement a whole ban on the elective surgical procedures and operation of oxygen consuming industrial actions forthwith to sort out the unprecedented well being state of affairs prevailing within the state.
Whereas reviewing the Covid state of affairs with the executive secretaries, Deputy Commissioners, Commissioners of Police and Senior Superintendents of Police in Barnala, Bathinda, Faridkot, Fatehgarh Sahib, Fazilka, Ferozepur, Mansa, Moga, Muktsar, Patiala and Sangrur districts, the Chief Secretary ordered to additional increase the medical oxygen provides to the well being amenities. She warned of stern motion towards the hoarding and diversion of medical oxygen provides with zero tolerance towards undue intervention on this regard.
Expressing satisfaction over the present tempo of Covid testing, which has already crossed the 50,000-mark every day, Ms Mahajan requested the Well being division to maintain up the tempo of RT-PCR and RAT testing in addition to additional ramping it up with strict monitoring of the house remoted sufferers.
She additional ordered to equip all of the ambulances earmarked for Covid sufferers with medical oxygen cylinders and paramedical employees should be deputed to make sure the very best care to the virus-infected individuals being ferried within the emergency help automobiles.
Lauding Mohali and Nawanshahr districts for ramping up the vaccination drive, the Chief Secretary mentioned the battle towards virus can solely be gained with the vaccine and applicable Covid behaviour so all ought to stick to those measures. She requested all different districts to comply with swimsuit and instantly ramp up the vaccination drive to assist management the virus surge.
Principal Secretary Well being Hussan Lal apprised the Chief Secretary that the state has ample inventory of anti-viral Remdesivir and different important medicine required for the therapy of Covid sufferers. “The division is tirelessly working day and evening in its combat towards Covid,” he asserted.
Urging the individuals to put on masks and comply with the Covid applicable behaviour to maintain the additional unfold of the worldwide pandemic beneath verify, the Chief Secretary requested the police and different departments involved to make sure the strict compliance of the restrictions on weddings, public gatherings and different super-spreading occasions to save lots of the state of affairs from deteriorating additional.
The assembly was attended by the ACS Residence Anurag Agarwal, Principal Secretary Industries and Commerce Alok Shekhar, Principal Secretary Medical Training and Analysis DK Tiwari, Well being Adviser Dr KK Talwar, BFUHS Vice-Chancellor Dr Raj Bahadur and different senior officers from the inline departments.
REVIEWS OXYGEN SUPPLIES, PROCUREMENT
The Chief Secretary, Ms Vini Mahajan, additionally held a separate emergency assembly with the official equipment to assessment the medical oxygen provides and procurement within the state. She directed the senior officers involved to make sure optimum utilisation of the obtainable shares and proceed the follow-up motion with the Centre and different states/ companies to obtain extra provides to cater to the elevated demand following the sudden inflow of important sufferers on oxygen help from different states to Punjab.