IEP Chandigarh, December 23
Haryana Health and Family Welfare Minister, Sh. Anil Vij said that in view of the possibility of resurge in Covid-19 infection, a mock drill will be conducted in the state on December 27, 2022. Apart from this, arrangements of flu corners will be made in every hospital across the state so that the infected patients can be isolated there. Similarly, the Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction Test (RTPCR) test will be conducted for flu, severe acute respiratory infection like cases.
Sh. Vij was interacting with the Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Sh. Mansukh Mandaviya through video conferencing here today. He said that due to the possibility of resurge in Covid-19 infection, the Central Government has timely taken several measures to fight the Covid-19 new variant.
Sh. Vij said that at state level, we have also issued various instructions to the officers of the department. He informed that the RTPCR test will also be done in cases of severe acute respiratory infection. He said that all the flu infection cases will be examined through RTPCR.
The Health Minister further said that we have adequate arrangement of RT PCR labs in the state. 26 RT PCR labs are functional in 22 districts for the convenience of the public. He said that orders have been issued to all healthcare workers to wear masks and gloves from today and they have to use precautionary measures during working hours.
Sh. Vij said that orders have been issued to conduct genome sequencing in the state and the department is following the test-track-treat and vaccine procedure to fight the infection. People have been vaccinated well in Haryana, but the first vaccine dose has been applied to 103 percent population in the state and the second dose has been applied to 86 percent population, while precaution dose has been applied to 10 percent of the state’s population.
Sh. Vij said that the department has a storage of about 1.40 lakh vaccination including 1.39 lakh Covaxin vaccine and 750 Covishield vaccine in the state. He demanded 2 lakh more Covishield vaccines to resume the vaccination process. Apart from this, the instructions given by the Central Government from time to time will be followed in Haryana. He said that “We have sufficient stock of everything including PSA plants in every 50 bedded hospitals. We have sufficient quantity of oxygen concentrators and medicines in the state,”.
On this occasion, Additional Chief Secretary of Health and Family Welfare Department, Smt. Anupama, Director, Medical Education & Research Sh. Aditya Dahiya and other senior officers were present.