Kangra Readies 1000 Bedded Makeshift Hospital To Contain COVID Wave

Dharamshala: Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur today presiding over a review meeting to take stock of the surge in Covid-19 situation in Kangra district. He disclosed that efforts were on to acquire Radhaswami Complex, Parour in Kangra district to operationalize a thousand bedded makeshift hospital.

Chief Minister said that the State had adequate PPE kits, face masks, sanitization and essential medicines to check the spread of the coronavirus. He said that the State also has an adequate supply of oxygen. He said that the main focus of the Government was to increase bed capacity for Covid-19 patients to meet out any emergent situation. He said that 50 bedded City Centre Multispecialty Hospital at Gaggal would be made functional from tomorrow for Covid-19 patients.

Chief Minister Jairam Thakur presiding over a review meeting to take stock of COVID surge in Kangra district

Jai Ram Thakur said that in view of the sharp surge of Covid-19 patients in the State, Government had decided to impose corona curfew in four bordering districts of the State from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. He said that the people arriving from other parts of the country have been asked to bring 72 hours RTPCR negative report and to home isolate for 14 days. He also urged the elected representatives of Panchayati Raj Institutions and Urban Local Bodies to keep a vigil on the people coming from other parts of the country in their respective areas.

Chief Minister said that doctors and paramedical staff must also sensitize the patients and their family members in home isolation regarding do’s and don’ts about the virus. He said that doctors must also regularly monitor health parameters of the patients in home isolation.

Jai Ram Thakur also urged the people to strictly follow SoPs and guidelines of the State Government regarding restrictions on social gatherings during marriages and other functions.

Later, the Chief Minister also visited Rajiv Gandhi Government Post Graduate Ayurvedic College, Paprola in Baijnath area of Kangra district. He said an additional 50 bedded capacity for covid-19 patients would be created in the newly constructed building of the Ayurvedic College. He directed the authorities to increase the bed capacity upto 100 beds.

Speaker, HP Vidhan Sabha Vipin Singh Parmar, Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Sarveen Chaudhary, Health Minister Dr. Rajiv Saizal, Member of Parliament Kishan Kapoor, Secretary Health Amitabh Awasthi, Deputy Commissioner Kangra Rakesh Prajapati, SP Vimukt Ranjan were also present on the occasion.

Arvind Sharma is an award winning bi-lingual journalist with more than 20 years of experience. He has worked with Divya Himachal, Dainik Jagran, Dainik Bhasker, Vir Partap, Ajit and PTI. In 2010, he was conferred the Himachal Kesri journalism award. He reports on the Tibetan Government in Exile, politics, sports, tourism and other topics. He lives in Dharamshala.

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