Tribune News Service
Shimla, April 19
Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur today urged doctors, paramedical staff and other health workers to bring a behavioural change in their attitude while treating Covid patients. He was presiding over a meeting to review Covid and the drought-like situation in Bilaspur.
Most of the doctors and other paramedical staff were working with commitment but still greater commitment was required to ensure better results. “Strengthening the mechanism of home isolation is the need of the hour as about 95 per cent of the active cases are in home isolation,” he said.
The effective data about the patients in home isolation must be collected and they should also be provided pulse oximeter, hand sanitiser and other essential medicines. He said the active involvement of local pradhans in rural areas should be ensured to effectively coordinate with the family members of positive patients in home isolation.
Thakur urged members of Beopar Mandals to give their wholehearted support to the government to fight the spread of the pandemic.
He said deaths reported during the last about 50 days had gone up from 970 to 1,177. Asha workers must also record other co-morbidities of the patients in home isolation so that better treatment could be provided.
Thakur said a campaign must be launched to ensure the active participation of elected representatives of PRIs and urban local bodies, NGOs, Mahila Mandals, Yuvak Mandals, etc to strengthen the mechanism of home isolation.
Reviewing the drought-like situation in Bilaspur district, he felt the need for rationing of water supply. He said hand pumps could also be installed in the areas facing a water crisis.