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Main focus on preventing Covid deaths, take the help of ex-servicemen: CM

Sunday, 09 May 2021 | PNS | Dehradun

Chief minister Tirath Singh Rawat directed officials to ensure necessary arrangements to expedite Covid vaccination in the state. He also directed that the help of retired army personnel should also be taken in the fight against Covid. Chairing a video conference to review the Covid situation in the state on Saturday, Rawat stressed that the main focus should be on preventing Covid deaths. He directed officials to work towards a decentralised system for providing medical kits so that the Covid infected can start taking medicines without delay.

Rawat directed all district magistrates to ensure strict action if more than the permissible number of people is found in any function. Special focus should be laid on containment zones to prevent the infection from spreading. Rawat said that Covid protocol should be maintained at vaccination centres and as far as possible vaccination should be facilitated in open and large spaces. He reiterated that strict action should be taken against those indulging in black marketing and over-rating. The oxygen use in hospitals should be consistently audited while work on oxygen plants being constructed should be expedited.

Chief secretary Om Prakash said that evaluating the oxygen requirement for the coming days, the required number of tankers should be ensured. Preparations for the future should also be made considering the mutating strain of Covid.

Health secretary Amit Singh Negi said that Remdesivir is available in adequate quantity. Focus is being laid on breaking the chain of Covid transmission. All those coming for Covid test are also being provided medical kits, he averred. Director general of police, Ashok Kumar said that the police have started mission Hausla at the police station level. Under this mission, the police are providing assistance to the needy by home delivery of medicines, facilitating oxygen cylinders, providing food in the homes of Covid patients and facilitating ambulances.

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