Any more, the 104 helpline of the state authorities shall present 24×7 real-time data with respect to availability of beds in hospitals. This was determined at a high-level assembly to assessment the present Covid state of affairs within the state chaired by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.
Expressing concern on the stories about scarcity of beds for Covid sufferers in numerous elements of the nation, the CM mentioned the present state of affairs was comparatively comfy in Punjab with respect to availability of beds in hospitals, each authorities and personal.
He requested the well being division to make sure that 75 per cent beds had been reserved in L2 and L3 services for Covid care moreover imposing a whole ban on elective surgical procedures in order that the hospitals ought to concentrate on the therapy of Covid sufferers. He appreciated the Western Command for making efforts to dedicate extra beds and manpower for Covid care within the navy hospitals within the state.
The CM mentioned the contemporary restrictions have led to stabilisation of the general state of affairs. He mentioned the CFR has already declined from 1.75 per cent to 1.4 per cent within the state. “Our R naught worth of 1.09 is minimal within the area and far decrease than the nationwide common, however our positivity fee stays excessive at 10.3 per cent,” Amarinder mentioned. Nevertheless, there may very well be no room for complacency and the state should stay able to face any contingency, he added.
The CM requested the police division to make sure strict enforcement of the restrictions put in place in order to forestall additional unfold of the virus within the state.
The Director Common of Police (DGP), Dinkar Gupta, up to date the Chief Minister that 220 contact tracing groups had been working day and evening to make sure restricted gatherings as per the federal government norms. He mentioned 156 FIRs have been lodged in opposition to the erring house owners of marriage palaces, eating places and lodges throughout the state.
The CM expressed satisfaction over the rise in testing and sampling which has now crossed the 50,000-mark day by day. He was apprised that the RT-PCR testing capability within the state has reached 43,000, which might additional ramp up the sampling and testing to 60,000-mark per day. The CM requested the districts to make sure satisfactory sampling and improve RAT testing, particularly in circumstances of contact tracing.
Referring to the provision of oxygen within the state, Amarinder mentioned he had already written to the Union Well being Minister, Dr Harsh Vardhan, to hunt his private intervention for uninterrupted provide of oxygen to the state. He talked about that 136 MT, together with 32 MT manufacturing inside the state, has been allotted to allow the state to beat the disaster. He additionally directed the industries division to make sure the provision of the oxygen provide and well being division must also guarantee equitable and well timed availability of the identical to the needy hospitals, each authorities and personal.
He underscored the necessity to guarantee correct use of oxygen and to forestall any hoarding. He lauded the efforts of the well being division in making out there 234 oxygen concentrators to the federal government Covid isolation services within the state. This may allow the state to optimally utilise oxygen and guarantee satisfactory oxygenation for the sufferers requiring the identical at L2 services.
Earlier, the Chief Secretary, Vini Mahajan, apprised the Chief Minister that the industries division has already constituted particular groups to watch 24×7 provide and demand on the ASU refilling models to make sure that no oxygen was diverted to the non-Covid care services within the state. Particular groups would additionally coordinate the provision of liquid oxygen to Punjab from designated suppliers in Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
Ordering a crackdown on oxygen hoarding within the state, the CM said that no dealer or producer could be allowed to bask in unlawful hoarding of liquid medical oxygen and anyone discovered wanting could be handled sternly. The Chief Secretary mentioned that detailed tips have already been issued to the industries, well being and police departments to make sure strict compliance with the instructions on this regard.
Distinguished amongst others who attended the assembly had been Well being Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu, Medical Schooling and Analysis Minister O P Soni, Chief Principal Secretary to CM Suresh Kumar, Principal Secretary to CM Tejveer Singh, Principal Secretary Industries and Commerce Alok Shekhar Principal Secretary Well being Hussan Lal and Principal Secretary Medical Schooling and Analysis D Ok Tiwari moreover different senior officers of the departments involved.