Calls for intensified testing and vaccination
Jammu, Apr 24(GNS): With an intention to deal with the latest upsurge of Covid 19, Financial Commissioner, Health and Medical Education, Atal Dulloo as we speak impressed upon the officers for effective implementation of the 5-pronged strategy in J&Ok which incorporates testing, containment, isolation & remedy, Covid applicable behaviour and vaccination.
He made these remarks throughout a overview assembly at Civil Secretariat right here to analyse district clever Covid-19 state of affairs and the implementation of 5-pronged strategy to deal with the upsurge.
The FC directed the involved officers to expedite the testing and vaccination drive, research the rise of the check positivity fee and take remedial measures accordingly.
“We have to gear up all our efforts at all levels, only then we will be able to tackle the surge of cases. Testing has to be increased significantly at all designated facilities and bring down the test positivity rate in each district. All the testing facilities have to make sure that the set targets are met on daily basis” he stated, including that set up of oxygen era vegetation wants to be expedited which might increase the oxygen provide of our hospitals.
He directed the officers that there must be no delay within the consequence of RT-PCR assessments and directed the GMCs to be sure that they do carry out 2000 assessments every day by day.
Calling for a rise within the tempo of vaccination, Atal Dulloo directed the officers to make all the mandatory preparations to speed up the vaccination drive to the inhabitants. He stated that by vaccinating extra individuals, we will probably be higher geared up to fight the illness, including that they’ve an sufficient provide of vaccines in all districts.
Regarding the containment strategy, the FC stated that restrictions within the 127 containment zones have to be carried out totally, including that testing in containment zones has to be elevated considerably. He additionally stated that the quantity of contacts traced for each optimistic case must be elevated to 20.
Regarding the remedy of residence isolation sufferers, the FC directed that they need to be monitored recurrently and crucial directions handed to them. He directed the district authorities to totally activate their management rooms and periodical calls must be made to the house isolation sufferers on common foundation.
About the upgradation of Covid services on the Dedicated Covid Health Centres (Category II) and Covid Care Centres (Category III), he directed the Deputy Commissioners to go to each facility and be sure that these services are in a state of preparedness to deal with any emergency.
“We can’t lower our guard under any circumstances. We have to make sure that our Category II and III facilities are ready in all respects,” he stated.
Emphasising the necessity for strict compliance of Covid applicable behaviour, the FC requested the DCs to take strict motion in opposition to the violators and enhance enforcement drives of their districts which might go a great distance to forestall illness transmission, apart from making a fervent attraction to individuals to return to the fundamentals and observe the norms of social distancing, sustaining private hygiene and carrying masks.
Elaborating in regards to the services, Dulloo stated the services accessible with the division are passable with 3 state of the artwork Cobas-6800 testing machines to be put in in our premier well being institutes shortly. He gave out that there are some 600 Covid devoted ventilators round J&Ok with solely 48 occupied presently. He stated that 6000 category-I covid beds can be found with the hospitals together with 10000 bulk oxygen cylinders and 3500 medium sized cylinders. He gave out that authorities is in a course of of putting in 36 oxygen era vegetation with 23 to be made purposeful on the finish of the week that may assist in including 2000 extra oxygen beds to our kitty.
The assembly was attended by MD NHM, Choudhary Mohammad Yasin, Director General Family Welfare, MCH and Immunization, Dr Saleem-ur-Rehman, Director Health Services Jammu, Dr Renu Sharma, Principal Government Medical College Jammu, Dr Shashi Sudhan Sharma, MD JKMSCL , Dr Yashpal Sharma, State Drug Controller, Lokita Khajuria, DG Planning (H&ME), Satvir Kour Sudan, Surveillance Medical Officer (WHO), Dr Ravinder Pal Singh and Deputy Director Planning (H&ME) Aman Kumar Dogra.
Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Pandurang Kondbarao Pole, Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Dr Raghav Langer, , Director SKIMS, A G Ahanger, Director Health Services Kashmir, Dr Mushtaq Ahmad Rather, Principal Government Medical College Srinagar, Samia Rashid, Principals of New Medical Colleges, Deputy Commissioners of districts and different officers attended the assembly via video conferencing.(GNS)