Government has commenced preparations for third wave of Coronavirus

Ranchi: Chief Minister Hemant Soren said that the government has commenced its preparations to tackle the third wave of Coronavirus.

Speaking at the launch of a book “Manuals for Preparation, Prevention and Planning for Kovid-19, Third Wave in Jharkhand, the Way Forward”  he said that the third wave of corona is being feared.  It is difficult to say who will be most affected in this wave, but children are being feared more to get infected and in such a situation, the government has started preparations to deal with the third wave of corona and better treatment of children in hospitals.

He said that in this book prepared by the Health Department, the complete outline of dealing with the third wave is mentioned.  This book has been prepared in consultation with doctors, experts and other experts from across the country.

The Chief Minister said that in this book, all the data, shortcomings and requirements related to the situation arising in the first and second wave of Corona have been mentioned in detail, so that on the basis of that, further strategy is prepared to strengthen government hospitals and improve health facilities can be made better.  In this, the gap analysis done regarding corona will help us in improving health related plans, he said.

The Chief Minister said that in view of the possibility of third wave, preparations have been started in the districts.  He said that the districts have been directed to ensure the availability of health facilities by making plans according to their shortcomings and requirements. He said that in hospitals, there should be a facility of pediatric intensive care unit for children apart from this, the shortcomings that were left in the second wave should also be removed, so that there is no obstacle in dealing with this infection.  Apart from this, all such facilities should be available in the hospitals, which is necessary for the treatment of children.

He informed the Deputy Commissioners of all the districts that these days a comprehensive survey is being done in rural areas regarding corona and this process will continue even further.  In such a situation, he instructed them to prepare a database of all the data related to this survey, so that it can be known as what is the condition of health facilities in rural areas, whether the villagers are getting the benefits of the facilities of the government or not and what are the shortcomings here, which is very important to be removed.  This survey will help us to strengthen the health infrastructure and provide facilities to the common people, he said.

On the occasion, Health Minister Banna Gupta said that the government is working round the clock to deal with Corona under the guidance of the the Chief Minister and all the loopholes are being removed and health facilities are being made better.  In view of the fears of the third wave, the Chief Minister has made advance planning to deal with it.  Under this, the book has been prepared with the help of experts, in which there is a complete outline of dealing with the third wave of Corona and with this the district administration will be able to remove the shortcomings according to their own and meet the needs.

Chief Secretary Sukhdeo Singh instructed the DCs of all the districts that it is difficult to say who will be affected by the third wave of Corona.  In such a situation, the facilities being provided in the hospitals should be benefited by everyone.  He asked them to make bed management better and under this the wards that are being made for children in hospitals can be used for the treatment of other people if needed, and children can be kept in those normal wards also in times of need.  He also said that everyone should be on alert mode regarding the third wave and all necessary preparations should be completed by the end of this month.

On this occasion, Development Commissioner-cum-Additional Chief Secretary of Health Department Arun Kumar Singh, Secretary to Chief Minister  Vinay Kumar Choubey, NRHM Director Ravi Shankar Shukla, Jharkhand AIDS Control Society Director SBhuvnesh Kumar and Food and Supplies Department.  Additional Secretary Dr Shantanu Agrahari were present.

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