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Lockdown no solution, says Punjab CM Amarinder Singh

Press Reporter News Service
Chandigarh, April 30

Ruling out a whole lockdown for now, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday directed the DCs of the six worst-affected districts to additional tighten the micro-containment technique and guarantee 100 per cent testing.

Lockdown just isn’t an answer as it is going to result in exodus of the labourers and pressure them to go to states with even fewer medical amenities, stated Captain Amarinder, directing the district administrations to implement all restrictions strictly and to cease dine-in facility in all excessive positivity areas, with Covid testing of workers in eating places by the Well being Division.

Urging the business to arrange their very own Covid therapy centres and makeshift hospitals to deal with their very own labourers affected by gentle/reasonable an infection, he burdened on teamwork to battle the Covid battle. He additionally directed the Chief Secretary to look into encouraging retired medical doctors and nurses, together with last 12 months MBBS college students, to rejoin for dealing with L2/L3 amenities, and advised organising of momentary healthcare amenities in halls/gymnasiums and so on.

The Chief Minister was chairing a digital emergency assembly to evaluation the Covid scenario within the six worst hit districts of Ludhiana, SAS Nagar (Mohali), Jalandhar, Bathinda, Patiala and Amritsar.

Expressing concern over the less variety of containment zones in Mohali and two different districts that had been among the many most badly hit six districts, the Chief Minister ordered rapid steps to strengthen the containment and testing mechanism. Micro-containment technique have to be strictly applied and inspired, he stated, directing all district officers to present this their highest precedence to regulate the unfold.

At the same time as he appreciated the nice work being achieved by the officers regardless of these difficult occasions, the Chief Minister expressed concern over the truth that 14 districts within the state at the moment had over 10per cent positivity fee, whereas 5 had greater than 60per cent mattress occupancy.

A prefab 100 bedded hospital will come up at Mohali and a 250 bedded momentary hospital is being arrange close to the Bathinda refinery, with Oxygen provide from the refinery, he stated, urging all departments to be ready for the height and establish areas within the numerous districts for institution of momentary hospitals. Whereas the occupancy at degree 2 continues to be manageable, however the occupancy in Degree three has already reached 82 per cent.  An extra 2000 beds are being added in Punjab with 600 beds being added on the GMCH Patiala, and Amritsar, he famous.

Paying attention to the scarcity of Fateh Kits, primarily on account of lack of Oxymeters, he acceded to the Chief Secretary’s suggestion to request recovered sufferers to return their Oxymeters to be used in kits after correct sanitisation.

Dr KK Talwar, who heads the Covid professional group advising the state authorities,  stated all hospitals had been supplied detailed tips to test Oxygen wastage. Additional, sufferers who’re recovering nicely are being shifted to L2 to free L3 beds made accessible, he stated.

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