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Conduct door to door survey, fix ambulance rates for Covid patients: CM

Sunday, 02 May 2021 | PNS | Dehradun

Chief minister Tirath Singh Rawat has directed that a door to door survey be conducted. He also ordered that Rs 1,000 incentive amount be provided to each Asha worker from the CM relief fund. Further, ambulance rates for Covid patients should be fixed and the maximum number of people allowed to attend a marriage function should be decreased further to 25, he said. The district magistrates can use their discretion to shorten the duration of rural bazaars remaining open, said Rawat. The CM issued these instructions while chairing a video conference with senior officials and district magistrates to review the Covid situation in the state on Saturday.

Rawat said that a door to door survey should be conducted and the number of phone lines for 104 service, the CM helpline and police call centres should also be increased. The cell centres and helplines should remain fully active and the information on availability of beds, injections and other aspects should also remain updated. All possible attempts should be made to increase the number of oxygen cylinders taking the help of various organisations and industries. There should be no laxity in providing food and water to Covid patients in hospitals. Rawat further directed that electricity supply to oxygen plants should be continuous and that fire safety should be ensured in all Covid care centres and hospitals. Covid test report should be made available soon and the person should be provided a Covid kit as soon as the test is conducted. Further, Covid protocol should be observed at the test and vaccination centres. The e-Sanjeevani portal should be publicised so that the general public can derive more benefit from it. Those in home isolation should be aware of which things to be careful about. The CM said that the mandatory registration of those arriving here from outside the state should be strictly adhered to. Arrangements for Covid patients in government and private hospitals should be consistently cross-checked and feedback should also be taken from the patients and their family members. The CM also said that ambulance rates should be fixed for Covid patients to check overpricing.

Officials informed that the majority of the people are arriving with Covid negative reports at the state borders and those without the report are being sampled. Additional chief secretaries Radha Raturi, Manisha Panwar, director general of police Ashok Kumar, secretaries Amit Singh Negi, Shailesh Bagauli, Pankaj Kumar Pandey and information director general Ranvir Singh Chauhan among others were also present in the meeting. 

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