Government commences preparations for third wave, lacks of infrastructure, medical apparatus & manpower to be addressed

Ranchi: The state government has started preparing to tackle the third wave of Coronavirus as part of which facilities are being improved across all the government hospitals of the state.

The government has commenced preparations to address the issues of lack of infrastructure, manpower and medical apparatus in district, sub divisional and community healthcare centres of the state. Additional Chief Secretary Health Arun Kumar Singh has directed all the DCs to conduct a survey and prepare a list of the requirements.

A senior official of the health department said that there are nearly 200 hospitals in the state including those at district, subdivision and CHC level. In the first stage the buildings will be repaired and as per need medical equipments and manpower will be provided.

The officer said that there was no lack of funds with the department to complete the first phase. He said that the DCs have been asked to undertake physical verification of the hospitals and prepare a report of their requirements.

After receiving the reports of the DC the state government has plans to take the services of an expert to improve the medical infrastructure in all the hospitals and based on the recommendations further action will be taken as the government wanted to provide best healthcare facilities to the people at the district level.

The health department has also distributed 44 Turnet machines among 16 districts for conducting the tests of Covid out of which Dhanbad has been given a maximum of six machines while 1 machine each had been sent to Simdega,  Ramgarh and East Singhbhum. The district TB officers have been made the incharge of these machines and it has been directed that incase of patients in emergency situation the Covid tests be performed through the truenet machines and their further treatment should be started.

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