Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Punjab

PGRKAM extends date for applying for 6th state level mega job fair

PUNJAB NEW EXPRESS | September 14, 2020 10:23 PM

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Government under the Ghar Ghar Rozgar and Karobar Mission is organising 6th State Level Mega Job Fair across the state from 24th to 30th, September, 2020. The official spokesperson the department in press communiqué said today that during last few days there was a technical snag in the online web portal therefore the jobseekers faced some difficulty in applying for the jobs.

Now the technical problem has been solved and the web portal www.pgrkam.com is fully functional and keeping in view the keen interest of the candidates the date for applying for the 6th State Level Mega Job Fair has been extended.

The spokesperson said that now the jobseekers can now apply for the jobs till 17th September, 2020 online on the web portal. He further said that if anyone finds any difficulty in applying online they can contact their District Bureau of Employment and Enterprises (DBEE). They district bureau would provide every possible assistance to the candidates for applying for the job fair. The district bureau offices can easily be reached through the helpline numbers.

He also mentioned that the candidates who are otherwise registered on the portal but have not specifically applied for vacancies available in this Mega Rozgar Mela also need to choose available vacancies on the web portal or communicate their choice of vacancies to the district bureau office.

The spokesperson said that that all arrangements are being made by the district administrations for the smooth conduct of physical part of the Job Fairs keeping in mind the health protocol due to COVID-19. He said that disinfectants would be sprayed at the venue apart from this hand sanitizisation and thermal scanning etc. would be done at the venue. Therefore the job aspirants should utilise this employment opportunity to make their future bright.

The main cause of Punjab’s high CFR was co-morbidity, Roy said, suggesting that all those with >1 co-morbidity should be admitted in hospitals/facilities, with aggressive monitoring to pick up hypoxia early. Availability of Oxygen, early institution of steroid therapy including pulse steroids, and early institution of anticoagulants were among the treatment suggestions made by Roy, who was involved in Punjab’s first Covid fatality audit. He also advised ensuring availability of biomarkers and strengthening of the imaging facility for picking up severe cases to reduce mortality.

To a query from the Chief Minister on the success of plasma therapy, Dr Talwar said studies did not show any confirmed results so far though FDA had recommended this course of treatment. However, given that there was no evidence of any negative impact either, it was advisable to give plasma therapy to moderate and moderately serious patients, said Dr Talwar. So far, 39 recovered patients had donated plasma, leading to the collection of 77 units. At the GMCs, 24 patients have been given plasma therapy so far, four in government hospitals and 33 in private institutions.

Health Secretary Hussan Lal, in his presentation, apprised the Chief Minister of the various measures taken to boost testing and monitor home isolation cases, with the Health Department in the process of engaging a professional agency to monitor these cases.

The 104 Medical helpline is monitoring Home Isolation cases regularly, especially those above 40 years of age, to assess their parameters on a daily basis. Over 2500 calls have been made in the last 4 days to Home Isolation cases, the meeting was informed.

To boost testing, various steps have been taken to streamline walk-in testing, with sufficient teams and counters being put in place across districts to minimize waiting time and make the entire process smooth for people. Walk-in testing (Rapid Antigen and RT-PCR testing as the case may be) is being made available between 9:00 am-4:00 pm on all days, except Sunday, when emergency testing will be available, the meeting was informed. Emergency testing is also being done outside the 9:00 am-4:00 pm window.

DK Tiwari, Secretary, Medical Education & Research, in his presentation, updated the Chief Minister on the current tertiary Covid care status at the Government Medical Colleges (GMCs) and the plasma therapy efforts.

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