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Efforts being made to operationalize thousand bedded makeshift hospital in district Kangra: CM

Yadavindra S Rana | April 27, 2021 08:24 AM

DHARAMSHALA (HP):Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, while presiding over the review
meeting of Covid-19 situation in Kangra district at Conference Hall in D.C. Office
Dharamshala, said that efforts were on to acquire Radhaswami Complex, Parour in Kangra
district to operationalize it upto thousand bedded makeshift hospital.
He further said that the main focus of the government was to increase bed capacity to
meet the emergency situation due to COVID-19 and added that state had adequate PPE kits,
face masks, sanitization and essential medicines to check spread of the corona virus. He said
that the State also has adequate supply of oxygen. He said that 50 bedded City Centre
Multispecialty Hospital at Gaggal would be made functional from tomorrow for Covid-19
patients.
Mr Thakur said that in view of sharp surge of Covid-19 patients in the State,
Government had taken precautions and 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 vigil on the people coming from other parts of the country in
their respective areas.
Chief Minister said that doctors and para medical 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 restriction 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 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.

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