Nov 15, 2020/Shimla

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while presiding over the video conference with the Deputy Commissioners, Superintendents of Police, Chief Medical Officers, Principals and Medical Superintendents of various Government Medical Colleges of the State from Shimla today that prefabricated Covid Care Centres with adequate bed facilities were being set up at Indira Gandhi Government Medical College Shimla, Dr. Rajender Prasad Govt. Medical College Tanda, Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Government Medical College Ner Chowk and at Nalagarah to meet out the demand in case of increase in number of Covid patients.    He expressed concern over the increase in number of Covid cases as well as deaths of Covid-19 patients during a last few days in the State. He said that more stress must be laid on contact tracing of the infected persons. Adding that the doctors must ensure proper treatment to the patients especially the patients with co-morbid illness. He said that it has been felt the change in climate is also resulting in fast spread of the virus. The CM also directed that senior doctors must ensure at least three rounds in wards of Covid patients to instill confidence in the patients. He said that adequate arrangement of pulse oxymeter must be made for these patients so that they could regularly monitor oxygen level in blood.     
Chief Minister said that it has also been felt that casual approach of people and laxity in adhering to the laid down SOPs was another major reason of spread of the virus. He said that social gatherings were attributing maximum to the increase in Covid cases in the State. He said that gathering of large number of people in social functions in a closed environment like marriage halls and community centres was resulting in increase in the number of Corona cases. He said that greater focus must be laid to sensitize the people regarding greater chances of getting infected in social gathering such as marriages and dhams. He said that an organised IEC campaign must be launched throughout the State to sensitize the people regarding the virus.    
Jai Ram Thakur said that bed capacity of all the Covid Hospitals and Covid Care Centres must be increased to meet out the requirement in case of sudden spike in the number of Covid patients. He said that more ambulances with oxygen cylinder must also be deployed to facilitate the prompt transportation of critical patients from Home Isolation to Covid care centres or Covid hospitals.



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