Health Minister visits IGMC ground zero first time after taking over portfolio

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Shimla, Nov 30

Nine month after Covid outbreak BJP Government’s first functionary came down on ground zero to look after Victim of Pandemic  on Monday.
Party press spokesman confirmed in a press release here today that Minister in Jairam government Dr Rajeev shejal today visited IGMC Hospital Shimla he became the first minister to wear PPE kit and take a round into all the four words consisting of covid-19 patients. 
He went man to man to all the patients in the hospital and enquired about their well being. He also asked questions about the conditions of the hospital the patients appreciated the hospital administration and also give examples like health worker visiting them at midnight and asking about their health the health workers also cleaned the award at 12 o’clock at night.
He said that the government and the medical department is doing a great job . He also compared the services of health workers in the hospital covid-19 words with the services rendered by the army height at the border.
The Minister said that the health workers are working day in and out risking their lives and in difficult conditions. After wearing PPE kits they render services for 7 to 8 and during the period they cannot consume water food or tea, besides in the PPE kits they even sweat a lot which is a tough job, stated the minister.
He said the opposition is purely making a mockery out of themselves while cursing the government on the covid-19 situation in hospitals they should rather visit the hospital themselves and see how well the health workers are doing their job.
 The opposition should not criticize the health worker but they should place them and keep their morals high in such difficult times. 
He also said that all the ministers of the state are keeping a close watch on the covid-19 situation in all hospitals and the chief minister is also very vigilant intaking quick actions and his only concern is how to save the people of Himachal Pradesh from this pandemic.
It is worthwhile to mention here that including Govt own Minister who contacted Covid-19, remained critical if Health services being ignored by the staff and not being look after by the senior Medical Officer or expert.
Number of complaint of non Covid Health services and even Covid patient have come to light. A Covid positive woman ended her life in the DDU district Covid center on the similar trends now forcing the Government to take action against the CMO. 
A video went viral in which a Covid patient was seen crying on Social Media for not being provided ambulatory services by the state run 108 rapid response at DDU as he was to be shifted to IGMC Shimla after fracture injuries. Nodal Officer of Covid 19 and Principal Secretary Health Amitabh Awasthi told Media person on Friday.
 ” A Team comprising Director Health services and Aditional DHS visited DDU on last Thursday  to probe about alleged non availability of Ambulance service to the victim assuring disciplinary action against any one found guilty.” Nodal officer confirmed.

Awasthi accepted the major abreation in health services rendered by the state government defending later that state is following correct policy to tackle the situation.
Awasthi admitted that few  complaints are there that senior or expert doctor are not visiting the Covid wards. He said that state government has directed the Health Department that such breach of service would not be allowed and stern action to be taken against those who would be found in delerication of duty.
The state of Covid and non Covid Health services crippled with sudden spike in the cases as state registered as many as 40000 Coronavirus positive cases so far and around 8000 were active till Sunday.

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