Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur today presided over a meeting of the district level officers at Mandi to review the Covid situation in the Mandi district.The Chief Minister said that keeping in view the upsurge in the Covid cases in the state, the government would consider to impose few restrictions to avoid social gatherings and ensuring that people take all necessary precautionary measures. He said that it was also important to regularly monitor the Covid positive cases kept in home isolation as there number was more than those admitted in hospitals.He directed to ensure checking of fever and oxygen level of such patients besides educating them to take medicine properly in a regular manner. He also stressed that these patients should be served hot food and water so that their condition does not deteriorate further due to cold.Jai Ram Thakur said the health authorities should make efforts to motivate the attendants to attend their patients admitted in the hospitals by providing PPE kits to make patients feel better. He stressed the need that Covid patients should be referred to major hospitals at the early stage so as to increase the survival rate. He said that efforts should be made to hand over the dead bodies of the Covid patients early to avoid embarrassment to the family members of the deceased.During the presentation in the meeting, Deputy Commissioner Rugved Thakur informed that 47935 samples have been taken for Covid so far in the district and 5390 person were tested positive.
There are 1178 active cases in the district and 4147 have been cured while fatality rate is 1.22 percent. In the district, 37 percent cases of Covid are from urban areas while 62 percent are from rural areas. In all, 66 deaths have been reported in the district so far. The maximum cases have been found in Pandoh Gram Panchayat where 199 positive cases have been reported.A presentation was also made by the health department in which it was informed that PCR testing is being done at Medical College Ner Chowk. The Chief Medical Officer Devender Sharma said that medical kits are being provided to the patients kept in district level Covid Care centres and home isolation and they are also being given healthy food. He said that the district has adequate supply of PPE kits, masks and sanitizers.Principal of Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Govt. Medical College Ner Chowk R.C Thakur in his presentation informed that the hospital has facility of 118 dedicated beds for serious Covid patients and dialysis facility has also been started for Covid patients, which has helped in saving lives of over 70 percent patients. The hospital is also providing round the clock emergency service besides e-OPD service on regular basis. He said that strength of doctors and other staff members has been enhanced for ensuring proper treatment of Covid patients.He said that under the Him Suraksha Abhiyan being launched by the state government from 25 November to 27 December, 2020 for active case finding, the history of the entire 11 lakh population of the district Mandi would be taken by the team of the health department to ascertain how many of them are suffering from tuberculosis, hypertension, Covid, leprosy diseases and besides this, special focus would also be given to examine elderly people for different diseases.Jal Shakti Minister Mahender Singh Thakur, MLA Prakash Rana, Sub-Divisional Officers of the district and senior officers of the health and police department attended the meeting.