Do whatever it takes to bring Covid mortality rate down: Punjab CS tells DCs

Do whatever it takes to bring Covid mortality rate down: Punjab CS tells DCs

By: Express News Service | Chandigarh |

Printed: June 28, 2020 8:06:39 pm


Mahajan knowledgeable that the Punjab authorities was working to extend the corona testing capability to 20,000 per day. (Specific Picture)

Punjab Chief Secretary Vini Mahajan on Sunday requested the Deputy Commissioners to take no matter steps attainable to arrest the Covid mortality price that presently stands at 2.four per cent.

The trouble ought to be on saving each Punjabi’s life, she mentioned, directing the DCs to take particular care of vital sufferers, and directed them to take the assistance of the State Skilled Group chaired by Dr KK Talwar and together with worldwide and nationwide specialists.

Reviewing the state’s preparedness to comprise the additional unfold of the lethal illness at her first video convention assembly with the DCs since taking on because the Chief Secretary, Mahajan expressed concern over the growing variety of Covid-19 circumstances within the state. She mentioned it was the responsibility of each DC to go the additional mile to make sure correct surveillance and in addition arrest the mortality price, whereas sending as many cured sufferers as attainable to their properties.

The Chief Secretary instructed the DCs to permit Covid sufferers to go to non-public hospitals at their very own expense in the event that they so wished. They need to additionally enable sufferers in authorities centres to get their very own meals if wanted, a authorities assertion mentioned.

She knowledgeable that the Punjab authorities was working to extend the corona testing capability to 20,000 per day, with the 4 new testing labs anticipated to be operational quickly, and new tools being ordered in July.

The Chief Secretary mentioned that the DCs ought to make sure that each resident of Punjab ought to put on masks and follow the directions issued by the federal government. She mentioned that it’s vital to keep away from giant gatherings particularly in closed areas, and masks should invariably be worn in such conditions. Not sporting masks, not holding social distance or spitting in public are anti-social acts, she mentioned, and urged the DCs to proceed to enchantment to the individuals to be vigilant, take precautionary measures and follow the recommendation of well being specialists.

The assembly felt {that a} concerted effort ought to be made to take away the stigma that’s being hooked up to Covid contaminated individuals. Covid is like another illness the place individuals have to relaxation and preserve away for 2 weeks in order to not unfold the an infection, and this message ought to be unfold amongst all of the individuals within the state, she mentioned.

In the meantime, Well being Division officers apprised the assembly that there isn’t a scarcity of PPE kits and N-95 masks within the state.

Dr KK Talwar, Dr Raj Bahadur and Dr Rajesh Kumar additionally shared essential data on steps wanted to comprise the unfold of illness. The assembly was attended by Further CS (Well being) Anurag Aggarwal, Principal Secretary Finance KAP Sinha, Principal Secretary Medical Training and Analysis DK Tewari, Principal Secretary to the CM Tejveer Singh, Principal Secretary Water Provide and Sanitation Jaspreet Talwar and Secretary Well being Kumar Rahul.

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