Panchkula, January 06: In view of the recent surge in Covid-19 cases, Haryana Vidhan Sabha Speaker, Sh Gian Chand Gupta directed to set up a sufficient number of Covid Care Centers in the district for Covid infected patients. Besides he also directed to ensure sufficient stock of medicines, injections and other medical equipment in Civil Hospital for the treatment of patients.
Sh Gian Chand Gupta reviewed preparedness of concerned departments to effectively deal with the possible third wave of Covid-19
Sh Gupta gave these directions while presiding over a meeting of officers of District Administration, Health and Police Department at Mini Secretariat here today to review the preparedness to effectively deal with the possible third wave of Covid-19. Deputy Commissioner Sh Mahavir Kaushik and Deputy Commissioner of Police Sh Saurabh Singh were also present in the meeting.
Civil Hospital to ensure sufficient stock of medicines, injections and other medical equipment for the treatment of patients
He said that Omicron, the new variant of Covid spreads rapidly and the cases of Covid are likely to increase in the coming days. He directed that Covid Care Centers established during the second wave of Corona should be made operational at the earliest and arrangement of medicines and hygienic food should also be made in these Centres.. He said that assistance of NGOs and other social organizations should also be taken for running these Centres. He said that home isolation kits be made available to those who are in home isolation.
Sufficient amount of liquid oxygen is available: Gupta
While reviewing the preparedness of Civil Hospital Sector-6, Sh Gupta directed to ensure sufficient stock of medicines and injections besides other medical equipment for the treatment of patients. He said that during the second wave of Corona, shortage of oxygen was felt. But this time, a sufficient amount of liquid oxygen is available. After the commencement of a 10 kiloliter liquid oxygen plant in the civil hospital the day before yesterday the availability of oxygen has increased to 16 kiloliters. Apart from this, the oxygen backup which was 18 hours earlier has now increased to 4 days. Moreover, now we would be able to get a supply of oxygen from a plant in Baddi instead of Panipat in about two hours.
Sh Gupta said that the Health Department has set a target to declare Panchkula as a fully vaccinated district by January 15. He said that so far, 113 per cent first dose and 95 per cent second dose has been administered in the district. He directed all the 14 Incident Commanders to activate their teams in their respective areas and ensure the vaccination of those who have not yet got the second dose.
Among those present in the meeting included Estate Officer HSVP Rakesh Sandhu, SDM Kalka Ruchi Singh Bedi, RTA Mamta Sharma, City Magistrate Gaurav Chauhan, ACP Vijay Nehra, PMO Suvir Saxena, Nodal Officer of Covid vaccination in the district Dr. Meenu Sasan, Dr. Rajeev Narwal, Dr. Vikas, Incident Commander and officers of concerned departments.