Assam Health and Family Welfare Minister, Keshab Mahanta on Monday reviewed the Covid 19 situation in Karimganj.
Also, a meeting was organized with officials of District Administration, Health, DDMA, and other concerned departments at the DC conference hall.
Chairing the meeting, Minister Keshab Mahanta has urged the officials of the district administration to work on a war footing to contain the pandemic.
He called for proper coordination at the district level, circle, and block levels for bringing Covid 19 pandemic situation under control.
In a meeting at the #Karimganj DC office with the DC, health officials and local dignitaries. Discussed the immediate measures to be taken to boost up the health infrastructure in the District to bring down the rising cases at the earliest.@himantabiswa pic.twitter.com/0LFUEbIE3C
— Keshab Mahanta (@keshab_mahanta) May 17, 2021
The Minister also exhorted upon the need to keep a close watch on the containment zone with frequent visits by officials. This includes officials of the district administration, health, and police departments to ensure that the SOPs are strictly adhered to.
Health Minister Keshab Mahanta also directed the health functionaries to ensure that Covid patients admitted to hospitals are administered oxygen first with other formalities to be followed later.
He also asked the administration to see to it that Covid patients put under home isolation have the proper amenities at home.
The minister also called for counseling of the Covid patients under home isolation at least twice a day and monitoring of their health condition.
The State Health Minister has asked the district administration to ramp up infrastructure, Covid testing, and vaccination.
He also assured that the ICU at Karimganj Civil Hospital will be operational and equipped with all the facilities soon.
Minister Mahanta instructed the PWD (Building) to submit the blueprint together with a plan and estimate of an oxygen plant in the district to the Office of the Chief Engineer at the earliest.