Total Covid-19 cases up to 3,076 in Himachal Pradesh


DW BUREAU / Shimla Himachal Pradesh has registered a sharp increase in the Covid-19 cases during the past one week, taking the total number of active cases to 3076 in the state. Ninety eight per cent of the patients are under home isolation, said Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister, Jai Ram Thakur here on Monday. Presiding over a meeting to review Covid-19 situation in the state with the Deputy Commissioners, Superintendents of Police and Chief Medical Officers virtually from Shimla, the Chief Minister directed the officers to strengthen home isolation network of Covid-19 patients and provide immediate medical aid to the patients under treatment in their homes, if they required. Thakur directed the officers to prepare 'Home Isolation Kits' so that same could be provided to Covid-19 patients under treatment at homes and to sensitize them regarding do's and don'ts during their isolation and take medicines as per prescription of doctors. He said that this kit would have Chawanprash, Ayush kada, hand sanitizer, face masks etc. He said that proper arrangements should be made for isolation of Covid-19 patients in their homes so that other family members do not get infected from Coronavirus. The Chief Minister stressed the need for better coordination between Allopathy and Ayush departments so that Covid-19 patients could be provided treatment in time. He said that the State Government had been taking effective steps to check spread of this virus and directed the authorities to increase the testing. He said that the vaccination campaign of 15 to 18 years of age would be completed by 12 January. Thakur said that proper arrangements of transportation of Covid-19 patients must be made in case the condition of patients under home isolation deteriorates. The Chief Minister also directed the Deputy Commissioners to ensure proper restoration of roads, power supply and drinking water supply particularly in snow bound areas. He said that special thrust must be laid on restoration of all major roads and roads leading to health institutions. He said it must also be ensured that power supply particularly in health institutions be maintained at the earliest. (


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