He directed the district collectors to complete setting up the beds on war-footing.
The chief secretary directed officials to convert, wherever essential, available wards into Covid-19 wards with oxygen supported beds and ICU with ventilator facility to accommodate more patients in hospitals. He also suggested to utilise all the infrastructure and human resources available in teaching hospitals.
The chief secretary held a video-conference with the district collectors, additional collectors, district medical & health officers (DMHO) and hospital superintendents on Covid-19 control measures on Saturday. The CS asked the district collectors to ensure sufficient medical oxygen supplies in all hospitals in the state.
He stressed the need to judiciously utilise the oxygen, which is precious at this moment, and to ensure that not a single unit of oxygen is wasted. He said effective management of present Covid wave largely depends on effective utilisation of oxygen.
The CS asked the officials to judiciously and optimally utilise the infrastructure and human resources for effective management of Covid-19 control. He directed health officials to have a triage in every hospital to effectively provide treatment based on patients’ conditions and to make optimum use of Corona Care Centers (CCC) so patients with mild symptoms can be treated at these centres. He said that no patient should be denied treatment when they come to hospitals.
He directed district collectors to have a brief teleconference twice a day with DMHOs, hospital superintendents, RMOs and other concerned officials to assess the situation and strengthen the services. “Ensure that every deserving patient gets the right and timely treatment. The district collectors are empowered to draft personnel from other departments and also to recruit personnel on temporary basis, if necessary,” he said.