Rolling out an in depth motion plan for a attainable third wave of COVID-19, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday mentioned a bunch of specialists in paediatrics will body remedy protocols for the state.
The group will comprise specialists from authorities medical schools (GMCs), the Division of Well being, and the Submit Graduate Institute of Medical Schooling and Analysis, Chandigarh, the Chief Minister mentioned.
Mr Singh directed the Well being and the Medical Schooling departments to place into motion a complete plan to take care of the following wave of the coronavirus, if and when it comes.
Taking inventory of preparations underway for a attainable subsequent wave of the virus throughout a digital assembly, the chief minister ordered creation of storage capacities for oxygen for at least three days in all GMCs and mentioned piped O2 needs to be made obtainable in all authorities hospitals.
A minimum of 375 metric tonnes of oxygen needs to be obtainable with the state at any given time, Mr Singh mentioned, stressing on the necessity to put together for peak provide logistics.
Chief Secretary Vini Mahajan knowledgeable the assembly that the state acquired 500 oxygen concentrators on Monday in opposition to a World Financial institution mortgage for water floor provide tasks, and one other 2,500 have been on the way in which.
Amarinder Singh directed deputy commissioners to establish paediatric COVID-19 level-2 and level-3 beds within the non-public sector, with specialists to advise the district administration on paediatric remedy protocol and medicines.
He requested the officers to extend the variety of RT-PCR machines for COVID-19 testing of kids, in addition to augmenting ICU and oxygen capacities, and infrastructure and manpower throughout the state.
Amid indications that the injury attributable to a 3rd wave in some international locations is sort of 25 per cent increased than the second, the chief minister ordered creation of surge capability and plugging of gaps, if any, in tools and recruitment of docs, specialists, nurses, technicians and so on.
The usual working process acquired from the Paediatric Affiliation of India needs to be strictly adhered to, Mr Singh mentioned, directing well being specialists to place into motion a complete plan to take care of a 3rd surge of the pandemic.
Shares of consumables and medicines needs to be maintained, and capability constructing of current workers needs to be undertaken to make sure paediatric affected person care within the subsequent wave, he mentioned.
Mr Singh additionally issued instructions for steady surveillance in each city and rural areas, together with entire genome sequencing testing. Sero-survey also needs to be taken up every so often, he added.
The Chief Minister expressed satisfaction over the progress of the ”Corona Mukt Pendu Abhiyan” in villages, the place nearly 1.5 crore people (37 lakh households) have already been screened.
These efforts had resulted in identification of 5,889 contaminated sufferers who’ve been assisted as per protocols.