Asks the DCs to spruce up preparations to successfully deal with the trird wave
Selected personal hospitals offering l-2 and l-3 covid services suggested to postpone elective surgical procedures for two weeks to meet requirement of extra covid beds
· all main well being centres (phcs) to begin working as covid vaccination centres with fast impact
CHANDIGARH: Chief Secretary Punjab, Vini Mahajan right here immediately held a meeting with Deputy Commissioners, Police Chiefs, Municipal Commissioners, Civil Surgeons and different officers to assessment the emergency measures deal with the present peak in COVID-19 instances in Punjab, whereas asking them.
While expressing concern over the third peak, whereby 1,515 CoViD-19 constructive instances emerged on thirteenth March, she exhorted the officers to spruce up all the required preparations and stay in prime gear to successfully deal with the current up-swing within the instances, whereas asking all of the districts to step up the testing of the contacts to break the chain of transmission. She additionally held detailed discussions with the medical specialists and sought their opinion concerning measures required to comprise the unfold through the meeting. She acknowledged that the State witnessed first peak in September final yr because it touched 2,896 instances per day adopted by a second peak in November with 843 instances per day. She gave instructions to the Department of Health to perform Covid 19 vaccination in any respect designated hospitals on all seven days of the week and incorporate extra public and personal healthcare services, together with all Government PHCs as vaccination facilities.
Mahajan requested the Deputy Commissioners and the Civil Surgeons to advise the personal hospitals falling below their jurisdiction to enhance their Covid mattress capability and the Private Hospitals, which haven’t been but verified for L-3 Covid Care want to be verified shortly by the districts to add them to the -L3 care facility to guarantee extra L-3 beds can be found. The recognized personal hospitals having ample infrastructure and manpower to deal with L-3 Covid sufferers could also be requested to ramp up their mattress capability to the extent of first peak instantly. She mentioned that the Labs should preserve the testing of round 28,000 to 30,000 Covid samples per day.
She directed that 3 Government Medical Colleges should guarantee availability of enough L-2 and L-3 beds to match the extent as through the first peak. She directed the Department of Health to guarantee ample variety of Medical Specialists in all of the districts for Covid administration and instantly rent the extra requisite manpower like Ward Attendants, Class-IV employees and Drivers for Ambulances and so on and guarantee full activation of all of the L-2 services in all districts. She additional mentioned that as urged by medical specialists, the districts have been instructed to ask the personal hospitals treating the extent 2 and degree 3 sufferers, to postpone routine elective surgical procedures for at the very least 2 weeks, to make method for extra necessities of Covid beds there. She instructed that night time curfews have already been imposed in 8 districts and different districts had been additionally suggested to assessment the scenario and take applicable selections accordingly.
Chief Secretary appealed the individuals of the state to shun complacency and undertake Covid Appropriate Behavior and assist the Government in tackling the pandemic. She requested the Information and Public Relations division to step-up IEC actions on vaccine hesitancy and have interaction the social and different media for public interplay. She instructed that the state has already closed all of the Schools and the Anganwadi Centres, imposed restrictions on indoor and outside social gatherings to 100 and 200 respectively.
Dr Okay.Okay. Talwar, Adviser Health & Medical Education clarified that is perhaps a chance that the beneficiaries might take a look at Covid constructive even after inoculation of second dose, as a result of the Covid vaccine creates the specified degree of safety solely after two weeks of the second dose. He mentioned that even when any beneficiary will get constructive after greater than two weeks of the second dose, the severity of the an infection might be milder and the beneficiary might not want hospitalization. He knowledgeable that the Expert Group lead by him has authorized the brand new protocols for Covid administration, which shall quickly be notified by Government.
While apprising the Chief Secretary concerning the standing of Covid 19 vaccination, Principal Secretary Health Sh. Hussan Lal mentioned that just about 50% Healthcare and Frontline employees have been inoculated with first dose, whereas second dose can be being given to these beneficiaries upon the completion of the stipulated interval, respectively. He revealed that the state has acquired 19.15 lakh doses of Covishield and 1.37 lakh doses of Covaxin, up to now with completely different expiry dates and the sector officers have been requested to comply with the precept of ‘Early Expiry First Out’ (EEFO) to be sure that vaccines are used inside the shelf-life.
He acknowledged that the sector officers have been sustaining the contacts tracing to round 20 individuals per constructive case and the CoViD testing of all of the contacts want to be ensured. CoViD sampling has additionally been elevated to greater than 30,000 per day and the usage of RAT has additionally been at a really low degree. He additional acknowledged that the Case Fatality Rate has remained excessive to 3.2% for which efforts are being made to deliver down the CFR whereas mentioning that CFR for the interval of final one month has been 2.4
Director General of Police, Sh Dinkar Gupta intimated that the Police drive is working very laborious to guarantee compliance of Covid protocols. He apprised that the Police has stepped up the challans of individuals violating Covid protocols and urged that Hotels, Restaurants, Marriage Palaces employees might commonly be examined for Covid to forestall unfold of an infection. He assured to help the districts in implementation of Covid protocols.
D.Okay. Tiwari, Principal Secretary, Medical Education and Research, Kumar Rahul, Mission Director, National Health Mission, Prof. Raj Bahadur, Vice Chancellor, BFUHS, Dr. G.B. Singh, Director Health Services, Dr. Rajesh Kumar, ED, SHSRC, In-charge’s of all Level-III Facilities had been current through the digital meeting.