Stresses on installation of CCTVs in Covid wards
Srinagar: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Pandurang K. Pole Tuesday said that the rate of daily Covid-19 positive patients has stabilised to some extent and it has plunged by 10-12 percent during the past few days in Kashmir.
Div Com Kashmir said this while commenting on the current situation of pandemic. He said though there are chances that mortality rate may remain the same or increase in the next few days.
Maintaining that the Administration has been taking every possible step to contain the spread of virus, Div Com said that the demand for oxygen beds has been also eased out as the number of beds has been increased at all dedicated covid-19 hospitals including SKIMS Soura and SMHS Tertiary care hospitals.
He said that patients in home isolation are also taken care of and Covid-19 care kits are being provided to positive patients for their better treatment.
He said that Kashmir at current is in a comfortable position as there are five oxygen manufacturing plants while 20 more oxygen generation plants have been installed at different hospitals in Kashmir. He said people should avoid believing in baseless allegations of oxygen supply shortage. Instead, all need to work together to overcome this pandemic situation.
He said that the vaccination is also going on at a good pace as J&K has even touched the 50000 daily doses vaccination during the ongoing drive.
He said that J&K government has placed an order of 1.2 crore doses, however, there can be difficulty as other States have also placed orders with the spread of the virus in many parts of the country.
He said despite that, vaccination of 45 & above age group is going on in full swing and the rate in J&K is 61 percent against the 33 percent national average which is almost double the size of national level percentage. Div Com said that all efforts are being made to get the remaining population in the 45 above age group vaccinated in the coming days.
He said vaccination for 18- 45 age group, J&K needs vaccine doses for 37 lac population for which registration process has been started and shall commence soon.
Urging people to register themselves, the Div Com said that vaccination for this age group shall be prioritized as first public contacts including shopkeepers, drivers, press people, employees and others who come in public contact shall be given the doses on priority for containment of spread of virus.
He further appealed people to remain watchful and comply with all government instructions religiously for containment of covid- 19 during the ongoing second wave.
Install CCTVs at Covid wards
Meanwhile, Divisional Commissioner (Div Com) Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole Tuesday chaired a weekly Covid-19 review meeting.
The meeting among others was attended by Director SKIMS Soura, Principal GMC Srinagar, all Deputy Commissioners and SSPs from all districts through video conferencing. While as DD Health services, Nodal Officer Isolation, Incharge DCCRK and other senior officers and doctors attended the meeting.
At the outset, the Div Com reviewed the district wise progress regarding daily testing, positivity rate and recovery rate, notifying of containment zones, home isolation monitoring, Oxygen, bed facility, functioning of Covid care centre and other Covid-19 measures and arrangements taken for containment of spread of Covid-19.
Div Com instructed DCs to ensure daily mask fine reports and smooth home delivery distribution of Covid care kits among the positive patients in home through BMO offices.
He instructed concerned to ensure proper and close monitoring of positive patients in home isolation for their better treatment and recovery.
Div Com also reviewed the facilities put up at all Triage centres and stressed on their smooth and effective functioning.
He called for proper maintenance of Oxygen cylinder banks and smooth supply and functioning of Oxygen generation plants. He directed concerned to install CCTVs at all oxygen generation plants and covid wards in all hospitals.
Div Com emphasized that senior doctors conduct daily visits of Covid wards and maintain proper roster. He said that there was sufficient stock of Remedesivir and other covid related medicines available in the valley.
He said that Oxygen bed capacity should be increased at all Covid dedicated hospitals as per the requirement besides instructing hospital authorities to avoid attendants rush and ensure smooth functioning of all health facilities.