Oxygen Plant in Chamba: Chief Minister Jairam Thakur said that the state government would ensure excellent medical infrastructure to provide better treatment facilities to the Kovid patients of the district keeping in view the need and difficult geographical conditions of Chamba district. He was speaking at a review meeting of Kovid-19 in the district with officials at the Bachat Bhawan situated at the district headquarters on Monday afternoon. He said that Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Government Medical College Chamba will be strengthened by providing adequate staff and equipment. For the convenience of the people of the district, MRI and CT scan facility will soon be provided in the medical college. He said that the PSA Oxygen Plant at Chamba would become functional within a week, which would ensure supply of oxygen demand in the district. Jairam Thakur said that out of the total 713 active Kovid patients in the district at present, only 68 are hospitalized and others are placed in home isolation.
He has asked the district administration to increase the capacity of beds in the district to 200 to face any emergency. Chief Minister Jairam Thakur said that the state government is committed to strengthening the home isolation system and about 90 percent of the Kovid-19 patients have been placed under home isolation. Health Minister Dr. Rajiv Sehjal also addressed the meeting from Shimla through a virtual medium. Deputy Commissioner Chamba Duni Chand Rana gave a detailed presentation about the status of Kovid-19 in the district along with welcoming the Chief Minister. After this, the Chief Minister visited the construction site of the Government Medical College Chamba and directed the executing agency to expedite the construction work. On this occasion, Assembly Vice President Hansraj, MLA Pawan Nair, Jialal Kapoor, Vikram Jariyal, Principal Dr. Ramesh Bharti of Medical College, and CMO Chamba Dr. Kapil Sharma, etc. were present.
Send proposal to staff for Oxygen in Chamba
Health Secretary Amitabh Awasthi, while attending the meeting from Shimla, said that additional staff would be provided to ensure the effective operation of the ambulance. He asked the district administration to submit a proposal regarding the deployment of necessary staff so that no inconvenience is faced due to a shortage of staff.
Cylinder demanded from center
The Chief Minister said that there is no shortage of oxygen in the state. He said that the state government has requested the central government to make additional D-type cylinders available to the state. Jairam Thakur said that the state government would ensure adequate deployment of staff in the health institutions of the district. For this, deployment will be done on an outsourced basis.
The government’s IT department has started a portal, which will monitor the availability of oxygen in the state, due to the lack of oxygen. Information has started coming on this portal from Monday. Oxygen is sufficient in the state, but there is a shortage of cylinders, for which three thousand cylinders have also been sought from the central government. The government has constituted a special committee to ensure how the system of oxygen is here. A team of officers has been formed to monitor this availability, for which this portal will be helpful.
With this, the officials have started getting information. Explain that there are eight planets in the state, where oxygen is being prepared. According to their capacity, how much oxygen was prepared on a day, and where it is not working properly, full details of it will be on the portal. Department director Ashutosh Garg said that the portal has been started from Monday for the availability of oxygen, which will be helpful in the coming days.