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Haryana takes Carona fight from all fronts

Yadavindra S Rana | May 11, 2021 08:21 AM

CHANDIGARH: Haryana Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal, today virtually inaugurated
another New Field Hospital having a facility of 100 oxygen beds in Karnal and 30 oxygen
beds facility in two hospitals of Assandh.  Besides this, the Chief Minister also launched
Karnal Resource Locator Mobile App prepared by the Karnal District Administration
specially designed for COVID-19.
He said that there was urgent need to provide the immediate facility of oxygen beds at
every community health centres and for this, he directed the Additional Chief Secretary
Health and Family Department to ensure the availability of oxygen beds along with other
necessary arrangements at the health centres functional in rural areas at the earliest so that the
villagers can immediately get this facility.
The Chief Minister said that as many as 1800 vaccination centres have been set up in
the state and so far 43 lakh vaccines have been administered. The vaccination drive in the
State is being further intensified, he added. 
He said that 3.50 lakh vaccines would be made available soon and on a priority basis,
the vaccination would be administered to 8, 000 teams who are conducting survey in rural
areas, frontline workers, government employees working during this Pandemic.
The Chief Minister said that there are 1.16 lakh active patients in Haryana and 10, 500
beds are available in hospitals.  Besides this, 1.5 lakh patients are in Home Isolation,
requiring 12, 000 oxygen beds.  Therefore an arrangement of 1250 oxygen beds is being
made.  Additional arrangement of 500 beds each has also been made in the hospitals in
Panipat and Hisar and in the premises of Jindal school.
  He also urged all the social organizations and private institutions to stand together as
we all have to collectively to fight the Pandemic..
The Chief Minister said that information about all necessary facilities related to
hospitals, ambulances, medical stores, plasma donors, vaccination centres can be obtained on
the Karnal Resource Locator Mobile App.  The Chief Minister also reviewed the Karnal
District Administration’s detailed plan made to tackle the expected third wave of COVID-19. 
Supervised Home Care
The Chief Minister was apprised that out of the total active cases in Karnal, around 7 to 8 per
cent of patients were undergoing treatment in hospitals, while the rest of the patients are
either in home quarantined or admitted in COVID Care Centres.  As many as 200 MBBS
students have been imparted special training so as to provide Supervised Home Care facility
to these patients.  In a day, these MBBS students give telephonic medical consultation to
about 32 patients and some patients have also been admitted to the hospital on the
recommendations given by these students.
The Chief Minister was further informed that 100 bedded new field hospital has been
made functional with a facility of 60 beds with oxygen concentrator and 40 beds having a
facility of oxygen cylinders till other concentrators arrive.
The Chief Minister said that a portal has been started to ensure the supply of oxygen
to the patients living in Home Isolation.  So far, nearly 1000 applications have been received
on this portal.  As many as 150 social organizations have been registered on this portal to
ensure door to door supply of oxygen cylinders.
He said that the teams of various departments have started conducting door to door
village surveys.  The Health Department team will reach out to every person and conduct a
preliminary health check and thereafter those who test COVID-19 positive will be admitted
to hospitals.
On this occasion, Chief Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Mr. D.S Dhesi,
Additional Chief Secretary, Public Health and Engineering Department, Mr. Devender Singh,
Additional Chief Secretary, Health and Family Welfare Department, Mr. Rajeev Arora,

Additional Principal Secretary to Chief Minister and Director General Information Public
Relations and Languages Department, Dr. Amit Agrawal were also present.

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